EMD Serono

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EMD Serono Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
53 Reviews
3.5
53 Reviews
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EMD Serono Chairman Karl-Ludwig Kley
Karl-Ludwig Kley
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good and the people are very nice (in 6 reviews)

  • good benefits, positive changes being made throughout all levels for overall company growth (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Process oriented with high level of administrative tasks (in 3 reviews)

  • more interested in image than doing good work, upper management out of touch with rest of company (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for with great pay and benefits.. Who you know matters most.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rockland, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rockland, MA

    I have been working at EMD Serono

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Who you know matters most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with all levels. Walk the talk.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at EMD Serono full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The team at EMD Serono values innovation and creativity everyday.

    Cons

    Collaboration between American and European sites is limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    EMD SERONO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMD Serono

    Pros

    Good life work balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Slow decision making, too big

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great mid-size biopharmaceuticals

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

    I have been working at EMD Serono full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company offers great career development opportunities to talents

    Cons

    Location of RandD campus is not ideal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Family-run business with good sense of its own identity but which is slow at decision taking

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

    I have been working at EMD Serono

    Pros

    Time off, compensation, health benefits

    Cons

    Slow decision making, weak communications, weak leadership, lack of strategy, location of site, budget restrictions, lack of dynamic environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better opportunities to attend conferences, faster-paced environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice pay and benefits, poor management and room for growth/advancement

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

    I have been working at EMD Serono full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are nice. Hard to say much else positive about the company right now.

    Cons

    Management does a poor job of running the company, location isn't convenient, very little room for growth or advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Learned a lot but employer don't appreciate their r&d employees

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

    I have been working at EMD Serono

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Good experience
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Salary low
    Don't appreciate r & d employees
    Not transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Ok i guess, but better opportunities elsewhere.

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

    I worked at EMD Serono full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Plenty of free coffee. Friendly people and nice culture. Great place to work if you have a family.

    Cons

    No engagement or empowerment with projects and decision-making. No defined career track. Do not reward for innovation and independence. German business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage innovation and employee engagement at all levels.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it is a wonderful company to work for

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

    I have been working at EMD Serono full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is wonderful

    Cons

    Interior design boring and needs updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is always willing to develop your skills for organizational growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Management is a mess, they need to get their act together or they will continue to loose valuable staff.

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

    I have been working at EMD Serono full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, Casual Friday, Free Parking.

    Cons

    Office politics, managed markets provides no support for their staff during difficult times, dictatorship, managers are out of touch. No new products in pipeline until 2016. No products to bridge the gap until then. If you are also looking for career advanement, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employess, don't tell employees they need to work on weekends because they can't add additional staff. Don't tell staff work is a priority over health and family. That is simply disrespectful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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