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Biogen is near the top, but is it heading up or down?

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Former Employee - Director  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Biogen Idec

Pros

Excellent benefits, salary competetive. The level of science is top notch. Very experienced dealing with regulatory agencies, with generally a positive relationship. Sales staff are well-informed on the products and very effective. Very high energy level in the R&D space.

Cons

Lack of a mission is leading to focus on bottom line quarter to quarter. too many shifts in therapeutic area focus and strategy. Too many management starts and stops engenders the belief that there is no long-term plan. The benefits to the patients are not the primary driver any longer. Departments are not well connected and work as isolated pockets, leading to a me-first attitude on a dept. level. High risk-acceptance toward quality systems could lead to real problems with regulators. No critical management roles filled internally, so no continuity of culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop and communicate a true mission and culture. Be willing to invest in people, systems and tools that will streamline processes and improve productivity. Value past successes to make them reproducible: Don't reinvent the whole process for each product.

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    Great Product, Benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    great products that help patients

    Cons

    many cliques exist, make sure you are in the right one

    No opinion of CEO
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    Top tier biotech company

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Excellent science, top tier peers, opportunities to make an impact.

    Cons

    Unstable work environment. The company needs experienced, strong, and effective leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Biogen Idec is currently in a period of restructuring the entire organization to prepare for the future, senior leadership needs to be held accountable for any changes that are brought forth and do not result in a growth of the company. Shareholders and employees would best be served by knowing how senior leadership will be held accountable for detrimental decisions.

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