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Helpful (2)

Good place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Biogen Idec

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

High level of science, exposure to outside scientific advances, great culture, excellent benefits and compensation, great career advancement opportunities

Cons

Frequent lay-offs, Frequent changes of mission, goals, plans, vision. Negative inside competition

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  1. Helpful (1)

    great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and benefits

    Cons

    Because it's a large company, there's a bit of beauracracy, but it's not terrible.

  2. Helpful (6)

    long time lab head, saw many changes over the years

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Core sciences (immunology, protein biochemistry) were, at one time, world class. The Neuro group, while weak in Discovery research, can execute on clinical development like no one else in the MS field. Company has had more positive impact on MS patients lives than all others combined.

    Cons

    Vicious, relentless political infighting. Every department, every level, every day, played out against a vapid and hypocritical message of transparency and openness. Just vile.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on neurology, dump immunology (its hopeless), remove middle management across the company, fire 2/3rds of the VPs, and read your own vision and core values statements

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