Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    I think regeneron is a wonderful company, but with all places its all about whom you work for, which was my case.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    great pay
    great moral boosts for worker

    Cons

    There is a glass roof, and you can only really go so far with a Masters degree
    high pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Rapidly growing company, good place to start a career

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Becoming Big Pharma

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Growing company rife with growing pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, beautiful campus

    Cons

    no communication, HR Department seems highly disorganized and compartmentalized, long periods of non contact during hiring process, recruiter turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR department needs to get on the same page. Temps are doing 90% of the hiring which is odd when they are the first line of contact to perspective new hires. It's weird for someone to say, "you should work here even though I don't."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. My feedback

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    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
  7. Intense and challenging

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    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and close to my home

    Cons

    too stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion system is not ideal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Fast Growing Company with an overall friendly attitude

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

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

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    Current Contractor - Research Associate
    Current Contractor - Research Associate

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to advance in the research field.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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