Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
79 Reviews
4.0
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart people, friendly atmosphere, good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Company is growing and getting better every day--business is looking up (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Beware and please note that the location has high cost of living (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management are in an ivory tower looking down on their peons (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Regeneronous

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Really great package, cool people and great culture

    Cons

    Its too cold in the winter

  2.  

    Regeneron

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great culture and you have the ability to work on cutting edge products.

    Cons

    hard to excel and move up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunities for personal growth. Good work-life balance. Great location-only 50 minutes away from NYC. Great facility.

    Cons

    Research associate career track could be improved. Regeneron has more levels for research associate before they can become a manager, compared to peer companies, this is a disadvantage for research associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast-paced work environment, growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Company is on the rise, not declining or consolidating like the bigger companies. Company has a lot of money with which to do great research. Constantly developing new technologies and new methods.

    Cons

    Pay is average of other drug companies. If company is so great, like its board says it is, then pay should be better. Hard to recruit good candidates at mediocre and non-competitive salaries. Main site is in Tarrytown, NY, a very expensive place to live near. Non-mangers' accomplishments often go unnoticed by higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay should be increased if you want to recruit top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rapidly growing company, good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has grown rapidly and dramatically in a short time period. The outlook and potential of Regeneron is extremely great, however, nothing in the Biotech industry is guaranteed. Regular celebrations are held to boost employee morale. On sight gym. Stock options are often granted as part of yearly compensation package. Robust pipeline.

    Cons

    Mediocre salary and benefits. Located in an extremely high cost of living area. Relatively high turnover. Low ceiling to hit. Career advancement is slow to impossible after reaching a certain level. Bonuses are low compare to similar companies. 401K is matched in stock options. Work/life balance is highly variable between departments and managers. There is a potential for a catastrophic failure of the company or a take over by a bigger fish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an atmosphere where individuals are given a path for sustainable career development and growth. Don't forget about the little guys, they are the foundation of the company, the people who do the work. I see a lot of indifference/ambivalence towards employee turnover. There is a reason why people leave. Regeneron provides a great platform as a training ground for moving onto somewhere else where there are better opportunities in salary/benefits and for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Becoming Big Pharma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked here for over 3 years in the commercial organization. Regeneron has a great overall atmosphere. There are a lot of parties, educational events and employee benefits. It's obvious that senior leadership wants their employees to be happy. Because it is a smaller company you have the opportunity to take on new responsibilities you wouldn't have a chance to try at a larger company.

    Cons

    The review process is demoralizing, opaque, with arbitrary numbers and ratings, and goals pushing you to do more and more work outside your job scope every year (without any reward, physical or moral). There are no standards for getting promotions. If you have a difficult manager there is no remedy as HR always seems to side with management. 'Managing up' is a daily reality.

    The rapid growth of the last few years has brought in many individuals from Big Pharma which are quickly changing the company culture. Plenty of hiring for management and up positions. Everyone wants to be chief not indian. I.T. is the hardest department to work with; chronically understaffed, all the good people leave, and help comes at a glacial pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 degree reviews for management. If you're a bad manager you shouldn't be one, no matter how many years of experience you have. Recognize and reward hard workers by their solid achievements rather than personality and 'who you know'. Completely overhaul the review process. Hire from other business fields and away from Big Pharma for new and fresh ideas. Create a way for the less influential employees to have their voices heard such as an electronic comments box for HR.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Scientist in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice enviroment, friendly people, good pay

    Cons

    None, none, none, none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as an intern

    Pros

    As an intern, lots of intern activities, open environment. People were really friendly

    Cons

    Some of the work gets a little repetitive and boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business Analysis and Project Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management/Business Analysis/Compliance in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Project Management/Business Analysis/Compliance in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong belief in value add to the founders vision

    Cons

    Departmental leadership varies by group and not all are true managers and leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the customer, both internal and external, as opposed to cost for services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Regeneron is one if the best places to work ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family environment. Fun to work. Growing company.

    Cons

    The distance was too far for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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