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don't be swayed by the money alone

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Lots of responsibility is given to employees, primarily because the company is so lean. So it is a great place to work if you are one of those "live to work' people. The pay is also above average, and string 3-4 years together like I have and you can save some serious cash (of course, a chunk of that comes from stock price increases, which almost certainly won't keep at most recent pace)

Cons

Can a company be too collaborative? This one is: lots of time is spent in large, all-day meetings trying to gain consensus; which is nearly impossible and a waste of precious time. This leaves nearly everyone gasping for air, and doing their day jobs late at night, early in the a.m. while th kids are still sleeping, and on weekends. Also, the range of expectations, based on what group you are in, is unbelieveable. Some groups are responsible for following everything. Other groups seem to have few expectations to meet. I feel bad for the commercial people in the US. They have no lives. Finally, the hours here can be extreme.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

employee retention rates will almost certainly jump soon...lots of folks are absolutely burnt

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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 for less than a 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
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    AWESOME

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to get to know and spend time working with and the work environment is extremely calm and relaxed but people take care of business

    Cons

    not enough hours in the day to get things done and do what i really enjoy doing,nothing bad to say about biogen idec

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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