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BioMarin is loosing focus and personnel

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good product pipeline, great people at the 'worker bee' level.

Cons

Worst upper management ever experienced, talk a good game but no reality. JJ is loosing focus of orphan products and going for the almighty dollar. Was a good place to work but no longer cares about patients or employees.

Advice to Management

look to the past to see what a great company BMRN 'used' to be.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A Great Place To Work. Just Don't Do It In Clin Ops!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. The best thing about working for BMRN was the benefits package! They actually pay your yearly health insurance premiums.
    2. Second best would be their employees, management excluded. I can and will only give feedback on BMRN's Clinical Operations Department, as it was the only department that I worked in. BMRN's CRAs are the best, most knowledgeable, and hardest working associates in the business. They are dedicated employees who work very hard because they respect their profession and really feel that they are making a difference in other people's lives.
    3. JJ. JJ Bienaime is the best thing to have happened to BMRN. With him as CEO, it really boosted morale, and gave BMRN the confidence the company definitely was missing.

    Cons

    One of the major downsides of working in Clinical is definitely the senior management. The Senior Director, an MBA, lacks basic communication as well as people skills! I can't decide if this individual is afraid of people, or if this person just doesn't know how to relate to others. The AD is very mediocre, bordering incompetent. This person enjoys busy work, and happily assigns it others as well. A complete lack of vision and confidence is pretty dangerous for a biotech company that is often compared to Genentech in the early years.

    I believe it is important for a company to advance their own employees through promotion. However, there is great disservice when individuals are promoted just to fill a vacancy. This disrupts working relationships and balance. What is apparent is that it's very hard for BMRN to attract excellent talent because there are so many biotech companies in the Bay Area. Not too many are willing to make that commute across the bridge(s) to get to Marin to work.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to the VPs of BMRN to take a very close look at the management of the Clinical Operations Department. The turnover rate is too high. People don't leave companies. They leave managers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    So far, lots of work but great atmosphere and lots of interaction with Senior Management

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Training, Lots of interaction with management. Senior management seem interested on feedback of employees

    Cons

    You need to be self motivated

    Advice to Management

    Keep going as you are going


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