Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
216 Reviews

3.8
216 Reviews
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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company and Great Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    Pros

    Flexible 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Challenging work environment,complete freedom to think about your research project, emphasis on innovation, new policies to maintain work life balance smart co-workers.

    Cons

    If you are not well connected you have to find out your way yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best company ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate III  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Associate III in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Great community, benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Moving up the corporate ladder would take some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, wish I could stay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    -Provides plenty of scientific seminars to attend
    -Weekly social hour with free food and drinks
    -Great people
    -Cafeteria food is pretty good
    -Starbucks on site

    Cons

    -Doesn't do much visa sponsorship (I am a citizen but others I worked with have been shafted)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is a wonderful place to work and develop your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Development Associate Scientist II  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Process Development Associate Scientist II in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    The company has a culture that values its employees and helps them advance in their career path.

    Cons

    Everyone realizes what a wonderful place Biogen is which makes getting a job at Biogen a highly competitive accomplishment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees makes a profitable work place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Open environment, Culture of Collaboration

    Cons

    I cant think of any at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dynamic work environment, respectful and appreciative to their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Former Employee - Administrator

    Pros

    Always learning, team orientation, work-life family balance

    Cons

    Fast paced, occasional weekend work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It has been a really great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    working here is great! everyone is friendly and intelligent, would recommend it to anyone

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to report

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Research Triangle Park, NC

    Pros

    Great culture, respectful of employees, collaborative environment

    Cons

    There are none to this point that are evident

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the level of focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Biogen Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    I love the other interns here. We get along very well along with the other people here. I have a lot of fun in the lab and I have my own project.

    Cons

    The days can sometimes be long and there is a lot of data collection at times so it can be slow. But the work is interesting and I learn a lot from it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job no advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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