Biogen Idec

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Biogen

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Biogen Idec as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Current on technology. They have a weekly "Happy Hour" for employees in Weston and Cambridge.
Tons of on the job (online) training, very flexibke when it comes to employees work schedule. A lot of mobile and telecommuting is an option

Cons

They can be cut throat when they let you go. 40% of staff are contractors. (Could be due to their move from Weston to Camb) Contract to perm is difficult and rare. Most contractors are used for a year (maybe more) by company then let go w/o rehire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at hiring your existing contract employees. They work harder (and complain less) than the permanent employees. Also instead of laying off an employee, cut back on some of the travel (esp international) and nix the weekly Happy Hours. There are other ways to recognice all the hard work your employees do. That way you can have an end of the year Holiday party where all the (perm) staff can attend (vs a selected amount of perm staff)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen Idec

    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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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Biogen Review - Age Discriminiation Exists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Highly competitive salary, good benefits

    Cons

    Biogen lays off high-salaried employees and replaces them with younger cheaper people

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