Biogen Idec

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Great Company going through many changes

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Company dedicated to improving lives of patients
Benefits/Compensation
Flexible working arrangements

Cons

Changes to culture/atmosphere
Layoffs
Moving to an open workspace environment

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look beyond the pretty facade

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    The company has had a ton of success over the past 2 years. It a very exciting place to work and the salary, stock, benefits are great.

    There is a new focus on science and the company is throwing resources at R&D.

    If you're in the right group, you will see a lot of flexibility in work arrangements (WFH, telecommuting, etc)

    Cons

    Management is, for the most part, awful. There is constant infighting, finger pointing, and political jockeying. Also, the bureaucracy is both crushing and worthless. A good 30% of the staff are here only because they are too vested in the stock plan (golden handcuffs).

    If you are applying, have a long timeframe. HR is slow and borderline useless. Expect rude comments, arrogance, and lack of communication and follow-through. In my experience, I have seen 3-6 months from first interview to offer. You will also get low balled in salary and title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past your inner circle. The duct tape and bandaids are starting to come apart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still inventing itself; especially middle management

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    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits; really smart people that are great to work with

    Cons

    VP and Director level management not strong or experienced enough to implement senior management vision; many promotions based on length of employment at company rather than experience; too many reorgs; too political; little to no career development;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boys club mentality is not a great model for growth and employee satisfaction - have the courage to address management issues quickly so that people can focus on work rather than politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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