Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
235 Reviews
3.9
235 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.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Steady and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Difficult to see where their future is heading.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Progressive, innovative and well run company

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Company to be a Part Of!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    7+ years with BIIB and I left very satisfied

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    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)

    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

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

    A really good place for creative and intelligent minds

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op
    Former Employee - Co-Op

    I worked at Biogen Idec as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to express your ideas
    Trust from top management
    Excellent training and talent management

    Cons

    No sponsorship for F1 students...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist II
    Current Employee - Scientist II

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Independence, great people, good work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes things are not very clear

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Biogen Idec is a great company to be a part of and any internship opportunity is well worth the time.

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

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Excellent culture. Caring employees.

    Cons

    As an intern I was a part of a management change. This change could have been smoother, though I understand it is tough for management and employees to adjust to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eponential amount of growth in skills and knowledge

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    They offer an amazing opportunity for progression in the field. Supervisors are extremely willing to mentor and assist in the development of their employees, and there are incredible opportunities to gain further knowledge and become a functional working unit with your co-workers.

    Cons

    There are times when it is necessary to work long hours or come in on the weekends to ensure the success of an ongoing project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management does a fantastic job of acclimating new employees to the company as well as mentoring those who are new to the field. P

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is an amazing and fulfilling place to work.

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    Current Employee - Area Business Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Area Business Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Great direct management who genuinely care about you and the doctors and patients we serve. The benefits are amazing and did not fully realize how great they were until leaving.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance if living in a smaller metro area. They also have a lot of meetings, but the meetings do provide good updates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue building the culture that cares about the employees and the people we serve. This is a great company that is driven by its culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment, it is a very collaborative environment that thrives on team work. Work environment is very positive, productive, and friendly.

    Cons

    It is difficult to commute between offices for meetings. Not as much interaction between various teams within the company as there could be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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