Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Senior Scientist

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    Current Contractor - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Contractor - Senior Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    A great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great corporate experience with a rewarding culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexibility within the workplace
    -Thorough training
    -Excellent benefits
    -Senior Management are great mentors
    -Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    -Lack of job growth and development opportunities
    -Obtain thoughts and opinions of those who will be affected by process changes
    -A lot of top to bottom communication without asking for suggestions or feedback

    Advice to Management

    -Promote individuals with the best skill-set for the position. Not those who are simply tenured.

  6. Excellent Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Cambridge, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, benefits, and industry. Biogen is an excellent company to work for it's nice to know that you are helping people in need.

    Cons

    Corporate workload and turnover of finance and senior management. Can get very political and sometimes project work doesn't add value.

  7. AWESOME

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to get to know and spend time working with and the work environment is extremely calm and relaxed but people take care of business

    Cons

    not enough hours in the day to get things done and do what i really enjoy doing,nothing bad to say about biogen idec

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work

  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cambridge, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Steady and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Difficult to see where their future is heading.

  9. Progressive, innovative and well run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are valued, benefits and salary are competitive or even slightly above average. Knowledgeable and talented employees who contribute to the success of the company. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Large global organization which can present its own challenges at times.

    Advice to Management

    Have the same expectation for employees who have been with the firm for an extensive period of time as you do for newer employees. Some long term employees are very comfortable and are not expected to perform the same as those who are newer to the firm.

  10. Amazing Company to be a Part Of!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and culture! Amazing 5 years at this place!

    Cons

    Made it through 2 rounds of layoffs. Very tough to watch, but done with extreme humanity.

  11. Helpful (1)

    7+ years with BIIB and I left very satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Supportive work environment
    -Very good benefits
    -Engaging work and company mission
    -Good pay
    -Ethical company with strong values
    -Competent senior management
    -Promotions are truly based on merit
    -Good profitability, job security, and good long-term outlook

    Cons

    -Could feel a little "high school"ish at times
    -Still maturing in terms of leadership development and growing/cultivating in-house talent
    -Tends to under-staff so work/life balance can suffer at times

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