Biogen Idec
3.9 of 5 213 reviews
www.biogenidec.com Cambridge, MA 5000+ Employees

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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos

George A. Scangos

(120 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    4 people found this helpful  

    used to be one of the great ones

    Staff Associate (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsBenefits are outstanding and the work from home option is fantastic

    ConsI agree with the cronyism-it needs to stop. As does the cesspool of cronyism and bullying in Quality and Manufacturing. You can royally screw up but as long as you booze with the right people it gets swept under the rug.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Would not recommend

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsImpressive product pipeline, company prospering financially, many (but not all) friendly and helpful coworkers, fun social activities, great compensation and great core values.

    ConsUnderstaffed departments resulting in workers being overloaded and work/life imbalances, people unqualified to lead are promoted to management, managers are self-serving, do not communicate openly or transparently, the work environment is too political with cronyism and cliquish team members who shut out those who don't "fit in" regardless of how well they do their work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting inexperienced people to managers and department heads. Just because someone has been with the company for X number of years and plies their particular trade well (ex. sales, accounting, law, etc.), does not mean they will make a good manager. Establish a methodology (via an external third-party) to collect truly anonymous feedback about managers and take action on the problems. You will continue to be a revolving door and lose good talent otherwise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Employees are GREAT .... Management is awful

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Weston, MA

    ProsWhen working with the employees the are great, they share information they really appreciate the information you impart to them.

    ConsManagement has no idea what-so-ever as to what is going on.
    They complain about things they are actually the root cause of.
    When you have a discussioin about a timeline which has a bearing on the conversation, they have no idea of what has happened when.
    They ask you a question, you answer it and then they accuse you of being defensive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking you are automatically smarter than your employees just because you are paid more than them. That's Sr. Management's fault, not the employee's. Sr. Management needs to start emparting information to the employees (not just management) if you want people to pull in the same direction.

    The company does great work for sick people, then need to start acting like a good company, not just say they are.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I wish I never joined Biogen

    Principal Scientist (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Flexible work schedule.

    ConsNever had a support of my manager. Too much stress at work will forec me to quit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy should I advice the upper management? I don't believe upper management really cares of simple scientists.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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