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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    valuable experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment and labs

    Cons

    pay rate was low, no housing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Look beyond the pretty facade

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