Biogen Idec

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Great company, well run, patient focused

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Current Employee - Executive  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Executive in Cambridge, MA

Pros

Well paid, patient oriented, flat, lean and simple structure

Cons

Not many, the executive leadership team are great as individuals but they can be dysfunctional as a group, making lots of unnecessary work layers below.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dont lose the edge

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    poor people management skills by senior management level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    bright people, patient-driven company, ethics and compliance highly valued

    Cons

    senior management level is not very skilled in managing people and such poor expertise within senior level leads to some mistaken and highly demotivating decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please, try to develop better people management skills as soon as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Biogen Idec

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Recent stock increase is major benefit to those that have been there for a while. Decent pay. Overall really talented group of people working there.

    Huge benefit if you are a scientist as this is one of the top Biotechs in the industry.

    Overall the drugs the company makes have a huge benefit to the patients that take them. That is the best motivator is that the company's product has a positive impact in the lives of many people with MS and other debilitating diseases.

    Cons

    IT went through massive layoffs and then we were all expected to do the same jobs, fill in all of the gaps and get paid the same. Overall not a very effective approach, except to the bottom line, which is what the overall focus is and will continue to be.
    Also if you are not best buddies with upper management your chance for promotion is extremely limited in your area. Promotion, at least in IT, was rarely merit based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management really wants to move from a "Command and Control" mentality to having committed, dedicated employees, then make positions and promotions merit based and not based on past relationships at former companies.
    The obvious focus is the bottom line and stock holders of upper management. Call a spade a spade and just say that...almost every other company in the world does.

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    Neutral Outlook
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