Biogen Idec
3.9 of 5 213 reviews
www.biogenidec.com Cambridge, MA 5000+ Employees

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

Director (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

ProsExcellent 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.

ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementDevelop 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Product, Benefits!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    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… More
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    Overall a decent company, but management leaves much to be desired.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec


    Pros: Good benefits, most of the employees are nice and welcome new staff… Cons: Most managers are too caught up in their own world and they… Advice to Senior Management: Take care of your staff and offer bonuses and better raises as… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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