Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    It's what you make it....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Paid time off is good. Work From Home is great if you ever get the opportunity.

    Cons

    They micro manage you in every sense of the term. It's almost like you're in school. Feel under appreciated by upper management. They have no clue what we do. You can complain & voice your concerns but it falls on deaf ears. & sometimes it may even lead to you gettinf fired if you go against the norm. & it's clear they simply don't care.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN. not just hear the employees.... LISTEN. & take action on the things that are reasonable. Show appreciate for what the employees do. & keep the lines of communication as clear as possible.


  2. Statistician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment and the team are excellent. I learned a lot from my colleague and they are willing to help me.

    Cons

    The internship is too short and I am doing some research work. I don't have the chance to learn more details of the daily work of statistician


  3. Biogen

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hard to commute to, long hours


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Manager
    Former Employee - Technology Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Great people and invest heavily in their employees. Amazing benefits and reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Lots of contractors and if you are one you get treated like a second rate citizen. Lot's of politics at the higher levels and some kingdom building.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the percentage of contractors you employ.


  6. Great place to work for scientists!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company; smart scientists; fantastic benefits; exciting culture I felt a sense of purpose as we sought cures for diseases. The team meetings were very synergistic and everyone contributed to move projects forward, especially through the most challenging times.

    Cons

    When I worked there, there were layers of bureaucracy. We would have meetings to prepare for meetings. Also, it was very resource constrained.


  7. scientist ii

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefit and good location

    Cons

    don't know. too early to tell


  8. QC Microbiology Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Assaociate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - QC Assaociate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, allow you to advance, teamwork, great community, sustainable company,

    Cons

    demanding of your time and schedule but worth it.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job empowering their employees


  9. Products and Innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Biogen continues to bring great products to the market.

    Cons

    Growth expectations are a little too high

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable goals and adjust to ever changing market conditions.


  10. Great company to be part of

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Excellent resources to support world class research with some of the smartest scientist as colleagues. A lot of basic science research to support drug discovery programs. A very academic feel with almost daily seminars by academic professors. Environmental consciousness. Community outreach with programs like community lab, the Biogen foundation and support for NPR. Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Like all companies, business needs drive job security irrespective of the scientific importance


  11. Helpful (8)

    RTP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and a good variety of shifts. Met some awesome people and the company did offer some good incentives sometimes. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    No work life balance. You get a lot of vacation but you are not able to take it when you want to and you end up losing it. Strict work environment. Employees are treated like children and are being micro-managed. Promotions are not done fairly. The same people always receive rewards and promotions. Little involvement from supervisors in career development. High stress work environment caused by management and intimidation tactics that are sometimes used. Lots of people have gotten sick and the ambulance had to come out due to people feeling like they are not allowed to miss work because of the strict adherence policy.

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones!



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