Biogen Idec

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5 years with Biogen Idec, great stepping stone

Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great employee benefits, deep pipeline

Cons

Growth potential is limited, a lot of office "gossip" in the normal culture, high turnover in upper management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Right Direction, but needs tweaks.

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diversify Management

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