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Biogen

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at Biogen Idec as a contractor (Less than a 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 Management

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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    Director, Preclinical Safety

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    great science, leader in MS development

    Cons

    tolerate mediocre managers and leaders in some departments

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach


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    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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