MedImmune Reviews in Gaithersburg, MD

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
192 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits offered by the company, work-life balance was pretty good (in 11 reviews)

  • Strong, profitable organization with great benefits and beautiful headquarters (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Does not seem to care about work-life balance of employees (in 16 reviews)

  • since its growing quickly with AZ acquisition, lots of work to do (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Compensation relative to other biotech companies

    Cons

    Understaffed and unrealistic expectations for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Workload is immense
    Unreasonable expectations
    Work life balance sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who know what they are doing, and let them do it. Align expectations with reality.

    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable, but learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great opportunities, can learn a lot

    Cons

    Mismanaged; too political, incompetent managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, more science, more competent managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to change culture

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    Current Employee - Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Changing processes and procedures easy
    Good people
    Company is good

    Cons

    No leadership across company
    Constant reorganizations
    No vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good growth opportunities for unexperienced

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

    I have been working at MedImmune (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very large pipeline and some job security

    Cons

    Constantly changing directions. Insufficient resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create order

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    positive experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people. good pay and rewards.

    Cons

    uncertainty with AstraZeneca looming. too many hats worn by singular employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more support staff around R&D

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away - Extremely dysfunctional company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Good training courses. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Back-stabbing is a way of life at MedImmune. Poor leadership encourages a CYA mentality instead of teamwork. The fighting from within has caused a miserable environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage teamwork. Set a good example from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great culture, great science.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture and focused on the science. Large pipeline.

    Cons

    Away from major biotech hubs like SF and Boston.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    So bless to be a part of an amazing company

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great Science, Flexible Home/work life

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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