Biogen Idec

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Employees are GREAT .... Management is awful

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Current Employee - Consultant in Weston, MA
Current Employee - Consultant in Weston, MA

I have been working at Biogen Idec

Pros

When working with the employees the are great, they share information they really appreciate the information you impart to them.

Cons

Management has no idea what-so-ever as to what is going on.
They complain about things they are actually the root cause of.
When you have a discussioin about a timeline which has a bearing on the conversation, they have no idea of what has happened when.
They ask you a question, you answer it and then they accuse you of being defensive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking you are automatically smarter than your employees just because you are paid more than them. That's Sr. Management's fault, not the employee's. Sr. Management needs to start emparting information to the employees (not just management) if you want people to pull in the same direction.

The company does great work for sick people, then need to start acting like a good company, not just say they are.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work. great work life balance, a culture that values and respects employees but this is changing...

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    Current Employee - Assoc. Director, Regulatory Affairs in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Assoc. Director, Regulatory Affairs in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great people especially those that have been in the company for a bit of time. Not so sure about the new ones especially the new top management.
    Has been a very transparent organization (this is changing under new management)
    Fabulous benefits

    Cons

    Has transformed into a highly bureaucratic organization. New management at the top is encouraging this and is rapidly turning the company into a highly silo'ed and bureaucratic organization where titles and political astuteness are more important and better recognized than intellectual contributions. Company is becoming more of a political warfare zone rather than a place to work. Something needs to be done now.
    New linear organizational structure limits potential for career growth. People in critical/responsible roles have limited to no experience in the job. Others who do the work thus suffer.
    No leadership from middle management. They are just stuck up on titles.
    Consider your options carefully before accepting an offer from the Regulatory Affairs CMC group. Reg CMC management lack fundamental technical knowledge and thus even simple decision making takes for ever and many departmental policies/decisions seem to lack clear rationale.
    Company relying heavily on prior management decisions that are only now beginning to finally bring results. No evidence of leadership from new management who seem not very focussed on securing the future but for short term decisions to boost stock price.
    The value addition to the organization in firing hundreds of employees, cutting core therapeutic areas and new culture of "NEXT" remain questionable. Narrow pipeline or products are disease focussed rather than therapeutic area focussed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees to make decisions based on their capabilities and knowledge but not based on their title.
    Focus more on developing our internal R&D organization and promote research.
    Bring in more therapeutic areas and build internal expertise. Current "disease focussed" approach is fast becoming a very competitive and crowded space.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very exciting

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    Current Employee - Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    great atmosphere, smart people. good cafeteria

    Cons

    Sometimes work overload. no benifits for temps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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