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Great benefits, but need greater work-life balance.

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Biogen Idec

Pros

Benefits package, Career advancement opportunities

Cons

Work- life balance, micromanagement, incompetent employees often stay longer than they should be allowed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move away from corporate jargon; appeal to employees with meaningful communication techniques.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Biogen Idec Culture.

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Cutting edge science. Generally high caliber colleagues.

    Cons

    Very unstable working environment. High turnover. Not enough focus and support for R&D. The chaos has a very severe affect on R&D productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how your employees perceive and feel about your decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    High quality employees in a positive environment

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    High quality of employees, positive working environment, and excellent benefits. Management decisions are fairly transparent and data-driven. The employees are typically great people to work with. Office politics not excessive. Contributions and productivity are recognized. Career development is fostered.

    Cons

    The work load is greater than it should be for optimal work-life balance. Thee is some inequity in title between functional areas. Strengthen core areas rather before expanding into new areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be as transparent as possible in all decisions, communicate frequently and be accessible to more than just direct reports. Value "data-driven" decisions, foster and reward innovation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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