MedImmune
3.1 of 5 179 reviews
www.medimmune.com Gaithersburg, MD 5000+ Employees

MedImmune Reviews in Gaithersburg, MD

Updated May 8, 2014
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3.1 76 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

MedImmune President Bahija Jallal

Bahija Jallal

(16 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A great learning experience, but tough place to work...

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsI learned a great deal about the Bio-tech industry, along with how the production side of things work.

    ConsToo regimented and the people are too introverted for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to all levels of the company, some of your hardest workers are at the bottom.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The culture changed from collaborative to passive aggressive in 4 short years

    Director (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsComfortable physical work environment (nice offices, pleasant grounds)
    Smart people to work with

    ConsLack of people development
    Inexperienced senior and middle management
    Lack of collaboration and lack of open communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and mentor talent, communicate better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Biotech transitioning to larger Pharma culture and attempting to keep biotech identity.

    Scientist II (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsLarge pipeline
    Opportunities for career growth
    Smart, capable people to work with
    Recognition and reward for hard work

    ConsChanging culture may subsume current identity (Evolution is still in process)
    Expectation that people work more than 40 hours a week
    Pay does not always feel commensurate with level of work

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware of employees as individuals while dealing with business decisions that affect the company as a whole

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Atmosphere

    Data Stewardship (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsGood employees, great staff, clean environment, great amenities for employees, beautiful location

    ConsAverage cafeteria service, shuttle times are sporadic,

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to hiring long-time contractors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constantly striving to improve

    Pilot Production Technician II (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsThe talent pool from the area has brought quite a few individuals who are a pleasure to work with.

    ConsOn the same token dealing with all the new people office politics can delay work and cause headache

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MedImmune used to be a great place to work, but it's acquisition by AstraZeneca changed all that

    Associate Director (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsGreat people. Dedicated to developing medicines to make patients' lives better

    ConsNow saddled with massive AstraZeneca bureaucracy and resulting pharma-related continuous reorganizations and layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementBiotech people are not like big pharma people. Morale will continue to decline as job uncertainty persists.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a great place to work

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsGood Compensation relative to other biotech companies

    ConsUnderstaffed and unrealistic expectations for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on creating a consistent and well thought out direction and vision and less on the decisions that lower level employees should be making.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsGenerally good people who try to do the right thing
    Decent pay

    ConsWorkload is immense
    Unreasonable expectations
    Work life balance sucks

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who know what they are doing, and let them do it. Align expectations with reality.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miserable, but learned a lot

    Associate Scientist I (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsLots of great opportunities, can learn a lot

    ConsMismanaged; too political, incompetent managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess politics, more science, more competent managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Trying to change culture

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsChanging processes and procedures easy
    Good people
    Company is good

    ConsNo leadership across company
    Constant reorganizations
    No vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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