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Right Direction, but needs tweaks.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Company mission is about improving life for neurology and hemophilia patients.
Compensation is good. Insurance is good.
Spending money for buildings and upgrades.
Let you have the tools (software,training etc.) to be successful.
Some good leaders, but... (see cons)
CEO who does not grandstand, but transparently states the facts and the vision.

Cons

Drama, heroics, and chest thumping are values.
Culture requires blowing sunshine at all times.
Frowned upon to ask about factual data underlying a pretty PowerPoint slide.
A good individual contributor does not always make a good manager or director.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thank you for the internal surveys. Some have acted on the results. Some have not. Pay attention to the weak spots and shuffle leadership. A little change is always good for the org. Challenge more happy news with probing questions. Require all associates to see patient advocate presentations. Some focus has been lost celebrating the stock growth.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Diversify Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay (competitive), work life balance (improving with some departments offering greater flexibility than others)

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in management (mid-level & senior). Promotions are far between ((avg 3-5 years) and based more on time served vs consistent high performance and demonstrated performance at the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify management by tapping into key internal high performing talent that have demonstrated leadership capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    (Generally) Positive Internship Experience

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

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

    Pros

    -Great flexibility with project selection/progression and involvement with different scientists.
    -My co-mentors were always supportive, helpful and wanted me to learn new techniques and experiments
    -Since Cambridge is the company's main R&D site, there were lots of fellow interns (~30) and therefore many intern-specific events and fun activities

    Cons

    -A major R&D reorganization that resulted in firing of 1/3 of a department. Projects and people were getting shifted around a lot after that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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