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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    Good place to work

    Scientist I (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsGreat benefits and room to grow.

    ConsIt can be a stressful place to work.

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    Great work/life balance; too top heavy however.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsThe IT management is great. A lot of the bosses are either EU based or based in Cambridge. As a result, they have a very good work/life balance. Their philosophy of allowing you to work from home so you can get your house in order and allowing you to work on stuff while in the office lessens the stress and overall allows you to feel like management cares about you.

    ConsThe management structure is very top-heavy. I report to a lot of different bosses and can rotate between managers very quickly for different projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare your intentions on converting contractors clearly.

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    Great company with innovative biotech pipeline

    Scientist I (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsGreat benefits. Very patient focused, which is inspiring. A little bit unclear how MedImmune will fit into the AZ culture in the long run, but for now the MedI/biotech culture is alive and kicking. Fun happy hours. Nice people. Nice amenities on campus with more planned.

    ConsSome disconnect between AZ and MedImmune that can create problems, especially when dealing with late stage projects. Still figuring some things out on the late stage/commercialization side of development. Getting a bit crowded at HQ.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sell the company.

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

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    Prospersonal growth, promotions, events, culture-friendly, leadership. They are innovative and do a great job in developing your overall skills

    ConsOnly a few of their products have reached the market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contractor (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsLess stress and just need to follow what they ask you to do.

    ConsEasy to lost job any time. Very less sick and vacation leaves. En-organized work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever got a chance to get involve with the management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good company to work

    Associate Scientist II (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsSolid science and open culture

    ConsVery hard to get promotion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Progessive company and management

    Senior Director IT (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsThe CIO really wanted to make positive changes

    ConsThe downside was the confusion of working under AZ's shadow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDecide how Medimmune will be managed and stick with it.

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

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    Disappointing Company

    Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsDecent salary for a contractor.

    ConsOffice culture is bad with gossip and office politics. Hires from the outside instead of hiring the contractors. Middle management is not good..poor communication. Contractors are treated like second-class citizens.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid the lazy employees and hire the hard-working contractors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company with no standard and fairness

    (Former Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsThe benefits and bonus are not bad for the past few years. The gym is pretty good if you use it.

    ConsThere is no cross board standard within company, within department. The head of the department is the king. Whatever policy or working standard can be override by the king.
    Promotion is a mess, only based on whether you are the favorite of the boss. No fairness at all, even relatively. Boss likes you, he can hire somebody for you even you work part time with a bachelor's degree. If boss does not like you, even you have 10 years of experience with a Ph.D. degree, you are on you own.

    Salary is below industry average.

    HR really sucks. No respect to employees. They can promise you something when you are hired and later on would not honor it. So be careful, make sure everything is on paper.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoral is so low but I guess management does not really care. There is employee survey every year but the concerns from employees are the same every year.

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

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    Lost in transition

    Associate Scientist I (Current Employee)
    Gaithersburg, MD

    ProsPays well, nice, improving campus, trying to make work/life balance better

    ConsCompany is still transitioning including leadership who are out of touch with their employees and are throwing money at trying to change the culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to work to build a better culture by hiring the right people and better connecting with your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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