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3 people found this helpful  

don't be swayed by the money alone

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

ProsLots 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)

ConsCan 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 Senior Managementemployee retention rates will almost certainly jump soon...lots of folks are absolutely burnt

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Don't mess up...it will follow you!

    Universal Patient Services Coordinator (Current Employee) Durham, NC

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great place to start to learn about corporate america and learn about the foundation… Cons: Biogen Idec known to take the easy way out and give up on really great people who have maybe made a mistake once… Advice to Senior Management: Go above and beyond supporting and advocating for employees. Actually believing in the goodness in them instead of keeping them… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with lots of opportunity - should have several new drugs on the market in the next few years.

    Patient Services Coordinator (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

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


    Pros: Great benefits, yearly bonus, contests/cash incentives, employee stock purchase plan, generous… Cons: leadership/management can be slow to act. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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