Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
106 Reviews
3.9
106 Reviews
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
Leonard S. Schleifer
77 Ratings

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.  

    Awesome company; as a temp, I wish they would convert more of us to permanent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    They care about the happiness of their staff more than any other company I have heard of.

    Cons

    As with any company, they sometimes seem to overwork some of the permanent people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    Very good company

    • 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 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
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wall Street success, Employee satisfaction failure

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Stock options, but if you got into the company early.
    - Company Pipeline.
    - Organization Stability

    Cons

    - Employees are treated worthless here. If you go try to discuss your future here, you will be told that there are far too many other high priority things the HR is busy with or you will be asked to find your opportunities inside or outside the company.
    - The company is playing catchup without a clear plan. They want to accomplish everything all at once. The Management is trying to accomplish too many initiatives without caring about how well they are implemented.
    - Extremely stressful environment with little respect for people.
    - Average benefits with low pay. The company feels that they are not in NYC, so they can get away with lower salaries. Beware and please note that the location has high cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hiring is of no use if you end up driving away your current talent (attrition).
    - Lack of decision making and accountability results in projects taking extremely long to implement.
    - Micromanagement needs to go away. This is no longer the same small company it used to be.
    - Your employees deserve higher base pay.
    - One of the most horrible appraisal process in the corporate world.
    - Lacking employee development plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, tough environment to start out in

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant business model, highly educated workforce, dynamic approach to the discovery and research of molecules.

    Cons

    No training, difficult chains of command, disorganized, big personalities, adversarial attitude between departments, little room for a learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put together an immersive training program, make sure that you make people aware of their responsibilities when they begin their role, organize your hierarchy in such a way as to get synergy between functional groups, make sure that you are aware that there is an adversarial atmosphere between functional departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My feedback

    • 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 : Smaller departmental teams

    Cons

    Not so well organized leadership.

    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company went from very academic to highly political, when it became profitable

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

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

    Pros

    There is good science behind every project. It has a very scientific driven leadership. They have an exciting pipeline and great potential to keep growing

    Cons

    I was surprise to see that it is actually a conservative company in many aspects, with a risk averse culture. Maybe now that is financially more stable this may change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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