BioMarin Pharmaceutical Reviews

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BioMarin Pharmaceutical CEO and Director J.J. Bienaimé
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    BioMarin great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture
    talented and intelligent people
    opportunities to advance career
    free lunch on fridays!
    mixers once a month

    Cons

    It can be intense at times with the growth the company is experiences (growing pains!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some tools to help employees manager their time resources better
    less meetings!
    implement 2 semi-annual reviews to help performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Experience at BioMarin (review at 6 month mark)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Clinical Research Assistant in San Rafael, CA
    Current Contractor - Clinical Research Assistant in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly place.
    I think the opportunities for personal growth is BioMarin's strong point. The company is small enough and there is a need for assistance everywhere, that you can offer you assistance and learn new tasks. This helps you explore different positions in the department and company.
    Office Culture is great. The group of people that I work with are friendly and helpful. This is a huge bonus to my position, but this is just my team.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not as great, people are over-worked and that brings an expectation to eat lunch at your desk, work late and work at home. At our recent company off-site our VP did address this and the company does seem to be trying to move away from this.
     Compensation is generally lower than the industry standard for the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From my personal experience, might direct manager could use some training on how to critique. In general she is quick to save negative aspects without consideration on delivery. Then later she might give positive feedback but it usually feels forced. This is a trait that is hard to master and it would be great to train all those with management positions get a training.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice to work there. No chances to be promoted no metter how hard you are working or not working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - QC Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Contractor - QC Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice to work there. No chances to be promoted no metter how hard you are working or not working

    Cons

    Nice to work there. No chances to be promoted no metter how hard you are working or not working

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Very professional, yet relaxed atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management gives you room to breathe. Perks like a gym, free breakfast on Wednesdays. They actually pay their interns well.

    Cons

    Due to growth, there has been some restructuring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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