Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 211 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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent benefits, culture, work-life balance(in 22 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 13 reviews)

  • Upper management has lost touch with the common employees even though you are now located in Cambridge(in 12 reviews)

211 Employee Reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Eponential amount of growth in skills and knowledge

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsThey offer an amazing opportunity for progression in the field. Supervisors are extremely willing to mentor and assist in the development of their employees, and there are incredible opportunities to gain further knowledge and become a functional working unit with your co-workers.

    ConsThere are times when it is necessary to work long hours or come in on the weekends to ensure the success of an ongoing project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the management does a fantastic job of acclimating new employees to the company as well as mentoring those who are new to the field. P

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is an amazing and fulfilling place to work.

    Area Business Manager (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsGreat direct management who genuinely care about you and the doctors and patients we serve. The benefits are amazing and did not fully realize how great they were until leaving.

    ConsDifficult to advance if living in a smaller metro area. They also have a lot of meetings, but the meetings do provide good updates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue building the culture that cares about the employees and the people we serve. This is a great company that is driven by its culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic work environment, it is a very collaborative environment that thrives on team work. Work environment is very positive, productive, and friendly.

    ConsIt is difficult to commute between offices for meetings. Not as much interaction between various teams within the company as there could be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very exciting

    Intern (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    Prosgreat atmosphere, smart people. good cafeteria

    ConsSometimes work overload. no benifits for temps

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Busiest and happiest that I have ever been!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Compensation and benefits
    - Variety of things to do in your job
    - Dedication to excellence to patients and coworkers

    Cons- Extremely, extremely busy days
    - Too much reliance on others in accomplishing tasks (although individual contributors can do a lot of good work on their own as well)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is rewardking, the people are excellent, the environment is collaborative.

    ConsCorporate raider interference with the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work for job enhancements and promotion.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOutstanding benefits package for it's employees, casual work environment, and management encouragement for job promotion and incentives.

    ConsThe current reorganization could have been planned more strategically.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leading a development team

    Senior IT Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros- Excellent compensation package
    - Work / Life balance

    Cons- Work expectancy
    - Too many layers of overhead

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have more visibility to all level of food chain

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat company, wonderful people and competitive saladry

    ConsTop heavy management, too many directors and vps

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsFriendly environment, excellent infrastructure.
    The leadership is good and a very exciting place to be working. Good knowledge transfer and cross functional training

    ConsEngineering is pretty difficult to get in for entry level candidates. Flexible workforce and that may be a con for some.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease cross functional training globally. Capital investment on the core competency research can also boost the companies performance in the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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