Biogen Idec
3.9 of 5 209 reviews
www.biogenidec.com Cambridge, MA 5000+ Employees

Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.9 209 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos

George A. Scangos

(120 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent benefits, culture, work-life balance"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Great benefits; really smart people that are great to work with"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance, although they are working on it (just released Flexible Work programs)"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Upper management has lost touch with the common employees even though you are now located in Cambridge"
    in 12 reviews
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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshighly Scientific company to work for

    Constherapeutic area to work is niche should expand portfolio

    Advice to Senior Managementexpand the portfolio

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    Secure company with an excellent culture, benefits, career opportunities and work-life balance.

    QC Associate II (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsExcellent benefits, culture, work-life balance.

    ConsIn my experience, there are some workers who are not held accountable for their daily responsibilities and in some cases management does not do the best job at rectifying these issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid of confrontation if it will help the overall group.

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    ProsGood Pay, good work life balance. Company has great incentives offered to employees at all levels

    ConsNothing too bad, can be difficult to advance but just work harder

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    Great culture and wonderful internship program!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe learning environment was great. I really felt that I both contributed during my internship and learned a great deal.
    The culture there is also great. I felt great pride at being part of such a great company that really showed a strong patient and employee focus.

    ConsThere could be more cross-departmental communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more cross-departmental communication. There are great resources in place that can be used and this would help to spread morale and increase productivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood infrastructure and experienced professionals

    ConsIf you work off-site or not at headquarter location, experience may be different

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary, good bonus, open space

    ConsNone so far, no complaints so far

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, bad Clin Ops org

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits and options to (usually) work from home

    ConsDeadend career, lots of fear in the organization and immediate punishment for speaking up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great exposure to cutting-edge technology

    Associate Scientist I (Current Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGreat work culture and ethics among employees

    ConsNot faced any issues so far

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    Great Company and Great Culture

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work arrangements, advanced technology to allow for flexibility, great compensation packages; people really care about their work and doing well and the success of the company

    Conswork life balance, sometimes pace can be insane. be prepared for working hard and working late

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company everyone wants to work for.

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee)
    Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsDeveloping new treatments for debilitating diseases. Emphasis on work/life balance. Excellent pay and benefits for employees. Contractors are treated well.

    ConsPeople are stretched very thin. Until the end of 2013 I wouldn't have had anything really negative to say, then Contractors (of which I was one) were blindly let go at the end of the year with no plans for how the work was going to get done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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