Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
235 Reviews
3.9
235 Reviews
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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Has really good benefits, promotes work/life balance, recognizes good performers (in 25 reviews)

  • Great benefits; really smart people that are great to work with (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of Leader communication, work-life balance non existent, un-realistic expectations (in 15 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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  1.  

    Many years of experience with this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent pay, opinions are valued.

    Cons

    Tend to be top heavy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice work environment, employee benefit and work life balance. I felt deeply involved in the work I did. Great networking opportunity for those at the start of their careers.

    Cons

    Sometimes the IT group is slow in solving software issues. That's the only cons I experienced during my three-months internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are extremely dedicated to their work and most people are very willing to provide you with anything you may ask of them such as career support or development

    Cons

    As an intern, it is sometimes difficult to get a grasp on such a large organization that is continuing to grow. A more comprehensive introduction to the company would be beneficial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, challenging projects and products that make a meaningful difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Lots of work and little time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best Biotech companies to work for in the area

    Cons

    Training can be better streamlined

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Employer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Really cares about the employees. Has really good benefits, promotes work/life balance, recognizes good performers

    Cons

    Sometimes politics exist between sites. Almost like there is a competition between this site and that site instead of seeing all of us as part of a whole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Top notch benefits including excellent healthcare, subsidized cafeteria with fantastic healthy food selection, etc. Great management, encourage employees to share ideas and contribute creatively

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, hard to get things done sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Biogen Idec is a great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry Coordinator (Contract) in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Data Entry Coordinator (Contract) in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management at Biogen Idec truly cares about the success and happiness of their employees. The company has been growing rapidly for some time due to their continued success in the MS drug market. This is a pharma company with a conscience. They are working on several drugs for Hemophilia patients that will not make them any money! There is a great work/life balance at this company and many activities to take part in that are sponsored by Biogen Idec outside of work.

    Cons

    You absolutely must have a master's degree to get a full time position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! You are changing the lives of MS Patients globally!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, well run, patient focused

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Executive in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well paid, patient oriented, flat, lean and simple structure

    Cons

    Not many, the executive leadership team are great as individuals but they can be dysfunctional as a group, making lots of unnecessary work layers below.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont lose the edge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing the right thing for patients and employees

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Biogen Idec cares about good science, treating employees well and changing the lives of the patients we serve. I am encouraged to pursue education and development. There is commitment to the community and a focus on diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Recent nepotism has resulted in a less diverse leadership team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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