Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 18, 2015
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
Leonard S. Schleifer
8 Ratings

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. Helpful (2)

    Better than struggling big pharma

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    level of interaction with peers is high I have a great manager high morale and freq company-wide "pats on the back" (ie parties)

    Cons

    salary is way below average of both pharma and location supervisors don't listen to their employees so much growth that loyal and long term employees are leaving because new employees are being hired above them at higher salaries with equivalent experience.

    Advice to Management

    please pay more or your long term staff with jump ship when big pharma gets back on its feet.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A good place where you

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a place where the science did matter, and you had the freedom to explore. People were open to sharing their ideas and I thought it was the best place for professional growth.

    Cons

    It has become a place where the politics have taken over and the upper management seems to lack the respect towards their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. Everyone matters.


  3. Very nice people. Good to work with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They were very nice people. It was alot of fun working with them. Good to work with and nice people.

    Cons

    There was not that much room for improvement. THey some times treat employees unfaily, but overall a good experience that i was glad i had


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Almost Good Company

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

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many excellent scientsts A lot of excellent technological plaforms

    Cons

    Lack of good managers Total absence of employee development programs


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    Former Intern - Graduate IT Intern in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Intern - Graduate IT Intern in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tarrytown is a good place. Pretty good place for science students

    Cons

    The salaries are not too good


  7. Helpful (1)

    RA

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

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment, great people

    Cons

    Low pay unless join really early, then you would have got nice stock


  8. Helpful (4)

    The relationship between the RA and PIs is not satisfactory...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Associate
    Current Contractor - Research Associate

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is growing fast.

    Cons

    Management is not the best. It seems that in the research field is hard to advance without a PhD. RAs are not treated well or given credit for their work. They should have some kind of mandatory training for managers so they can learn how to interact with people; they don't get management or social skills from a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to advance in the research field.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Growing company

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

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Their eye drug Eylea made billions last year so the Regeneron finally has some cash to bring their salaries to industry average. It has a flat structure with authentic people and management are directly involved in the actual work other than politics. In recent year the company has been trying to build a casual and innovative culture.

    Cons

    It is slowly transitioning from a small biotech to a mid-sized company but the managers are still running their departments like a startup and do things "their own ways". Some managers lack people skills and were only promoted their current position because of their seniority. In some departments lower level employes do not have offices and cubicles and are asked to sit next to small tables next to each other. Some sit in half-walled cubicles with managers siting in the same rooms making you feel being constantly watched. Company tries to build a innovative and fun culture from the top but is not very well executed at department level because they are run by senior management who still do things the old ways.

    Advice to Management

    The company is physically expanding and the late-stage pipelines are getting more complex. You can no longer run the company in the pre-Elyea way and need to bring top-tier people immediately from the industry to run the departments like the rest of the industry does. But in order to attract high caliber people you need to have good infrastructures where people feel safe, trusted, and comfortable; good compensations to survive the high cost of living in Westchester, and modern management philosophies that make each person feel respected and valued.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great industry experience for coming right out of college/grad school.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - The science is definitely innovative - Higher management puts effort in getting to know employees - Fast-paced environment - Relative ease of communication

    Cons

    - For the physical amount of energy put into projects/experiments, little recognition is given - Obvious cultural divide - Learning curve is expected to be met quite quickly while hitting a ceiling is just as fast - Lack of respect for time - Fast growth of company seems to be taking a hard hit in terms of program management capabilities

    Advice to Management

    - For some people, talking in a different language may make it easier to communicate, but there has to be a limit (i.e. managers conversing in a different language to certain employees does not seem professional) - Need to spread projects better and create more realistic time frames instead of projects assigned yesterday due the day before yesterday - address respect for a person's time - Accountability for projects that require higher priority (i.e. group members regardless of seniority should be held accountable and held to higher expectations)


  11. Helpful (3)

    Fast Growing Company with an overall friendly attitude

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Upwardly bound company. Information on significant decisions are shared with employees on a regular basis. Opportunity to communicate questions / concerns available to Sr. Management readily available.

    Cons

    Fairness is weak during review process. Must be with company 12 months before able to apply for other positions within company.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-level Management should be required to take HR training and learn the skills necessary to interact and guide subordinates effectively, professionally, and fairly.



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