MedImmune

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MedImmune Reviews in Gaithersburg, MD

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
200 Reviews
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200 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 14 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  

    Stay Away - Extremely dysfunctional company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Medimmune

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good place for biotech in MD area

    Cons

    More importance to PhD than work experience. Hard to get career advancement easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on gap analysis between upper management and workers. Lack of communication and guidance in most departments

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Heart in the right place, but maturing.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Staff in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Staff in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart, committed people. Lovely working environment.

    Cons

    Leadership is young and maturing. Too many physicians and scientists have an entitlement mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen the the smart people you have hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intense but exciting.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to contribute to many projects. Sufficient resources to get work done efficiently.

    Cons

    Promotion timeline can be a bit slow.

  7.  

    More Dysfunctional Than Most

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at MedImmune as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a commitment to delivering repeatable, supportable services and solutions within the operations of the company.

    Cons

    However, Sales Operations leadership can't blow their noses without consulting Accenture and bullies their support and services organizations for their inability to deliver. If the company took all the money they spend on the Accenture's and Deloitte's of this world and poured it into building a first rate services and support organization, and then EMPOWERED those teams, then Sales Operations wouldn't keep on making the stupid, expensive decisions they make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform an audit of the Sales Operations organization and don't hire any existing external vendors to perform the audit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going down fast

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

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

    Pros

    salary, work-life balance, benefits, team members

    Cons

    Leadership ineptitude, CEO & leaders say one thing but middle managers and VPs are not in line, goals are constantly different from what leaders stress, DATA DOES NOT DRIVE THE PROJECT TOO MUCH EMPHASIS ON MARKET AND PROFIT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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

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

    Pros

    NONE that I can think of at this moment

    Cons

    This company has utter disrespect for employee safety, especially during Hurricane Sandy. This storm is described as "unprecedented," "catastrophic," "deadly," etc. MD and DC are under states of emergencies and local and government officials are warning residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary. All schools, local and FEDERAL governments are closed. Metro and bus service is suspended. Yet MedImmune remains open. We must use vacation if we do not travel to work in these potentially dangerous conditions and wind gusts.
    Money, not safety, is their top priority. In 2011, when the DC area was hit by a 5.8 earthquake, MedImmune employees were told, "For future reference, and unless otherwise notified by EHS Personnel, employees should not evacuate their buildings." We were told to keep working, while government was encouraging employees to evacuate and stay safe.
    In a recent employee satisfaction survey, employee engagement has significantly dropped. MedImmune needs to take these results seriously and realise that employees are not satisfied with the leadership running this organisation and the poor descions being made.
    I have never worked at an establishment where my safety was put into jeopardy for their financial gain. Working from home is not an option for those of us in R&D
    Lastly, I'd like to state that the employee emergency hotline has yet to be updated today, when our state is under an emergency declaration. I have to leave my children home alone and travel to work, where absolutely nothing will get done today.
    The complete lack of leadership at this organisation in making this judgement call is staggeringly disappointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put employee safety first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is still going through growing pains, but everyone involved still tries to keep the same biotech environment. Great team effort across the organization.

    Cons

    So many buildings so far apart. Not sure how that can be resolved until total construction is completed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A going concern

    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, benefits, and ameities; generally very nice co-workers; serious responsibilities for important licensed and investigational products

    Cons

    Concern over rumored high turnover in personnel: Why wouldn't staff be contented and stay for many years?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study HR patterns systematically. Figure out what factors lead good employees to look for new positions, and devise solutions to those problems to retain experienced good people.

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