Biogen Idec

  www.biogenidec.com
  www.biogenidec.com
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Would not recommend

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Biogen Idec full-time

Pros

Impressive product pipeline, company prospering financially, many (but not all) friendly and helpful coworkers, fun social activities, great compensation and great core values.

Cons

Understaffed departments resulting in workers being overloaded and work/life imbalances, people unqualified to lead are promoted to management, managers are self-serving, do not communicate openly or transparently, the work environment is too political with cronyism and cliquish team members who shut out those who don't "fit in" regardless of how well they do their work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop promoting inexperienced people to managers and department heads. Just because someone has been with the company for X number of years and plies their particular trade well (ex. sales, accounting, law, etc.), does not mean they will make a good manager. Establish a methodology (via an external third-party) to collect truly anonymous feedback about managers and take action on the problems. You will continue to be a revolving door and lose good talent otherwise.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biogen Idec expects a lot out of its employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Biogen Idec has some of the most competitive compensation packages that are currently available in the biotech field.

    Cons

    While the company has many benefits, job security has become more unstable in the past few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good knowledgeable people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    The people, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Outsourced IT makes it difficult to get things done quickly. Current travel agency takes more of my time than any other project I am working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When deciding on a travel agency, add all the lost time from the employees. You really do get what you pay for. And if you added all the lost production time you would be amazed at the loss you are taking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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