Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
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Pros
  • Smart people, friendly atmosphere, good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Company is growing and getting better every day--business is looking up (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Beware and please note that the location has high cost of living (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management are in an ivory tower looking down on their peons (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Phenomenal Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Unbelievable talent, Tremendous opportunity for top talent to carve out their niche. Smart leadership running the company...scientists, not bankers. You can feel it in the culture.

    Cons

    Little coordination across divisions/departments but getting better.


  2. Medical device intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of cool stuff going on and really friendly co workers. I got exposure to many different parts of the company which was a cool experience.

    Cons

    My only real complaint was that at times it seemed like things ran into each other a little, almost like it was growing faster than it could determine it's needs

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing. Keeping science at the core if the company makes a great culture


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    Biotech Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Job Security.
    Great Pay for the educational requirement.
    Good benefits and Company Perks.
    Stock Performance is Stellar although stock option rewards are decreasing as stock becomes more valuable.
    Excellent culture and values for the company overall.
    Excellent Pipeline for future growth and success.
    The company overall strongly values the employees as well as the work they do.
    Company is actively working to reduce or eliminate the things listed in the "Cons" section as well as improve and expand overall benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Many areas are currently in the process of heavy growth and restructuring which can be quite tough on someone looking for great work/life balance. Your work schedule may change significantly with little warning.
    The Promotion and Bonus system has historically been very opaque and frustrating. Its difficult to know why some people were promoted or what any given person should work on to become promoted or get a good performance review.
    Senior management is well vetted and high caliber. However lower and middle management was drawn from a small pool of candidates while the company was still small, and is extreme hit or miss.....less hit more miss.
    The workplace/office politics can quickly get quite ridiculous, mostly due to the previously listed con but also due to the low average age of the employees in this young, rapidly growing company. Stay focused on your goals in life, your job, the company, and the patients.

    Advice to Management

    Overall continue pushing the improvements that are currently in the works and maintain what is already being done well. Vet management at all levels thoroughly and require lower and maybe even middle management to attend trainings on how to manage people.


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  5. Biotech Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work. Growing quickly with lots of job stability.

    Cons

    Some departments are very political.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for lower level management.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Biotech Production Specialist II in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Biotech Production Specialist II in Rensselaer, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for all levels of work. Enthusiastic and strong community. Small company that is currently on large growing path.

    Cons

    Due to rate of growth some employee processing steps (ie: acquiring software) take much longer than should. General growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based review of individual rather than the whole. Do not move to generalize that all should be within a given vicinity of achievement.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Good Place to Work if you Don't Have a Family

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong focus on the science, so a good place for those interested in or working in those areas. The benefits are great. Most of the people there are nice.

    Cons

    The expectation is that you are available 16 hours daily, 7 days per week. No concept of work life balance (plenty of lip service paid). No real flexibility to move between departments - some were lucky, others not. The Tarrytown facility is located in a very expensive area so plan on commuting long distances in order to afford housing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye out for burn-out - there are many unhappy faces showing the strain of excessive growth. There is a reason for high turnover, and it's not just because the company is growing. Many staff members are afraid to speak their mind during the "best places to work" surveys for fear of reprisal.


  8. Helpful (4)

    HR

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pipeline, growing company, financially secure

    Cons

    terrible culture, many unhappy employees who have stayed to wait until stocks vest


  9. Unprofessional environment. Need to belong to a clique for career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sample Management Assistant in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - Sample Management Assistant in La Mirada, CA

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing and the science is good

    Cons

    Terrible pay and hire overqualified applicants

    Advice to Management

    Cliques are formed and employees treat each other mean. Learning should be removed from values because I learned nothing and taught everything I learned from larger pharma companies


  10. Research Associate III

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice company and culture!! job stability for next 5 years

    Cons

    low base salary and bonus,limited conference budget


  11. Keep drinking the koolaid

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RA IV in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - RA IV in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ice Cream truck free dessert

    Cons

    Elitist, arrogant no diversity in management. Big pharma bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to a company that knows how to manage assets.



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