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Helpful (2)

Changes for the better

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Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at MedImmune

Pros

New people have come in at a senior level who are bringing better leadership and direction. We are working on a lot of great products and projects that will benefit a lot of patients. The atmosphere is fairly laid back and people are generally very friendly. The California offices are small and it is easy to get to know people.

Cons

There are a lot of folks that have been around a long time that are very set in their ways and have no motivation to change som bad behaviors. Luckily some of these folks are starting to move on. The benefits aren't the greatest. Some mangers think it is okay to "rule by fear."

Advice to Management

The promotion policy needs to be clear and equitably applied to all employees. The Maryland HQ needs to treat the California offices like key team players and not second class citizens

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Needs a sense of direction.

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My immediate colleagues are great and hard working but we lack the praise and recognition that we deserve from the top down. The atmosphere is generally good but I have worked at better places.

    Cons

    Poor recognition and reward sees the normal. There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. The chiefs are more concerned about their personal wealth rather than developing products. AZ have recently purchased the company and it all seems a bit chaotic. No doubt budgets will be cut to a minimum in 2009 after AZ paid considerably more than the market thought MedImmune was worth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff more.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Company objectives/ideals do not match practices/reality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at MedImmune

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a short list: free fruit Tuesdays and breakfast on Thursdays. Free beverages. Friendly and talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Highly inept and out-of-touch middle management. Most are clueless and rely on intellectually superior and/or more experienced subordinates. Theoretically there are standards for career development and advancement, but those are hardly applied in practice. Promotions are 20% hard work, 80% who u know and kiss up to. Corporate structure is an upside-down triangle: lots of scientists/managers are perm hired, but few RA positions. Many of those RA positions are temp hired, so a lot of training is invested only to see them either quit or let go due budgetary concerns. Initiatives, particular for improving employee morale or communications are unfortunately half-baked. Initially hyped with the usual buzzwords, these initiatives typically fall to the wayside and become forgotten.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is out-of-touch with reality. They set lofty goals but don't back it up with the necessary supporting staff. You can't rely on the revolving corps of low level temps, nor the hiring of upper level employees to accomplish these goals.


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