Biogen Idec

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Solid company, good perks, good outlook

    Cons

    starting to get a bit heavy on the bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it afloat, I'm enjoying the ride.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love working at Biogen Idec

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate IV in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate IV in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Great benefits , great pay , good location in Cambridge Ma. Great room for growth if you're looking to move up.

    Cons

    Manufacturing plants are kind of small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be involved in developing in house talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Your Manager Can Make or Break Your Career

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, time off, fantastic health benefits, very smart, dedicated co-workers, parking is paid for, T Pass subsidy, career growth if you have an experienced, skilled manager. Some departments are known as being great groups in which to work.

    Cons

    It is absolutely true that if you have a good manager, he/she will support you, challenge you, and promote you. There are a few very good, high-EQ managers at Biogen. Many of the managers have been promoted because they were successful as individual contributors, but they are lacking in developing and recognizing strengths in their people. It is unfortunate. I had seven different managers in my career and of the 7, only one was truly a people manager who wanted to be a manager (not just on the way up the ladder).

    The new office configuration is trendy and on the plus side, everyone is near the windows and even the senior management sit in cubicles. On the downside, the noise is quite distracting and it can be difficult to concentrate.

    As the company has grown, the culture has suffered. So many silos exist and the sense of "we are all in this together" has decreased. New hires want only to scale the corporate ladder and the attitude (set at the very top) is that as long as a project gets completed on time, it does not matter how many bodies have been left behind on the way to completion. The company says they want team players but nobody has ever received a huge bonus for being a team player.

    Although Biogen is very generous with vacation time, etc., it is nearly impossible to take that time off. People work and work and work and then go home to work more. Burnout is extremely high. It is not uncommon for people to work early into the morning at times. Biogen talks about work-life balance but in reality it does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote managers (at all levels) who are people managers. Take action for those managers who are not performing well. If most of the members of a team visit HR during the course of a year while working for a manager, look into why and what the problem might be. Don't assume that you have a case of "group think". You hire only the brightest, most talented employees. Give them some credit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Director R&D Compliance
    Former Employee - Director R&D Compliance

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good work climate and appreciation for employees and their contributions

    Cons

    Lots of growth pain which needs a lot of focus and attention - not sure though whether that's a negative; it's actually a GREAT opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome benefits package!

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits including time off and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Turning into good ole boys network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    good working culture, supportive colleagues, good learning experience and great benefits

    Cons

    becoming more bureaucratic over the years, scope of job is small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people better opportunities to grow, more feedback to direct reports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec as an intern (less than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically charged group

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stock options and stock bonus

    Cons

    very political, and management cares about perception than reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect quality employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Employer!

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    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

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