Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
243 Reviews
3.9
243 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.  

    valuable experience

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

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment and labs

    Cons

    pay rate was low, no housing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and benefits

    Cons

    Because it's a large company, there's a bit of beauracracy, but it's not terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Biogen Idec was a joy to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA

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

    Pros

    The people! Who would have thought you would meet so many great people working in an analytics lab. I really loved going to work everyday due to the positive atmosphere at this company.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons. I suppose the layoffs are a con but otherwise working at Biogen Ides was pretty great. They treated us well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Innovation, benefits, leadership, customer care

    Cons

    Commute and work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biogen Idec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company that is very good to their employees

    Cons

    difficult to move forward in commerical operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing company with great ethics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Biogen Idec is currently on the rise with product development, so the work is ample and exciting. Good products also bring a positive atmosphere to the company and the workers there. You also have a sense at the company that the executives care not only about the profit but also the employees and the well-being of the employees and their families.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fulfilling place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Operations/PO&T in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Global Operations/PO&T in Weston, MA

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

    Pros

    Generous salary, stock options and benefits. The company has also had a recent rollout of flex work options – employees can work from home up to 3 days per week if they want. The work itself is overall fulfilling; although I am on the operations side of the business, I do feel at the end of the day the work I am doing is benefiting someone’s life and their health. I feel the senior management communicates well with employees and find our CEO and executive leadership to be humble and a ‘all hands on deck’ attitude. They truly seem to value each employee’s contributions.

    Cons

    Workload can be a lot at times, however the company recognizes hard work and collaboration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the good work. I don’t know how I will ever want to leave the company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Scientist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    This is the place Everyone wants to work!!! I'm a contractor and they treat me no differently!!!

    Cons

    They haven't hired me permanent yet :).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this weren't anonymous my advice would be to give me a Permanent position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great! The company knows how to keep it's employees happy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Study Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Study Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has many incentives to keep employees happy. Vacation days are plenty. Company has a great employee stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    There are no cons to discuss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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

    A great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding. The company is growing and success is shared.

    Cons

    Middle management could use leadership training

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