Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
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. Helpful (4)

    Regeneron

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

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Strong pipeline. Excellent technology. Smart people. Well funded.

    Cons

    Immature and heavy handed management. Unrealistic and unfair expectations in some departments. No positive employee support. Deficient and strongly negative communications. Exceptionally difficult to conduct business well. Low strategic horrizon with resect to people management.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Take responsibility. Support your people. Help them grow instread of squeezing whatever you can get out of them.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Disappointing place to foster a long-term career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Process Development Engineer in Tarrytown, NY

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

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

    Pros

    -Intelligent employees -Free gym -Younger employees at the lowest level, easy to make friends

    Cons

    -Horrible management - they will lie on your reviews and HR will not care despite you bringing them physical proof. Many managers are managers only because they have a PhD, not because they have proven any leadership skills. -Some managers discriminate against their female scientists and HR will not do a thing -Despite acting like they encourage internal transfers, it's not true; you won't even get a "thanks, but no thanks" -ZERO career development opportunities - a minion is a minion, that is, until you leave. It's a decent place to start, take your experience, and RUN. -The company works their employees into the ground and pay nothing until they can't take it anymore - then act like they just were't good enough to hack it when they all quit.

    Advice to Management

    Provide actual career development opportunities and career paths. Hire managers who genuinely care about being leaders, not just someone because they have a PhD. Management training and sensitivity training should be required. Stop being so arrogant and believing that this is the best place to work, your turnover rate says otherwise.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Atmosphere! Flexible, Smart people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desktop Support/IT in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Desktop Support/IT in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Intelligent Employees - friendly colleagues - good place to start your career

    Cons

    HR is HORRIBLE! Entire IT helpdesk level 1 and 2 is outsourced with C3i which is the worst to work for as you get absolutely no career development or advancement and the pay is well below average. i started as an Intern and then was brought with c3i (i only did it for the experience) . Do not make a career here, take what you learn and move to somewhere better fast. Was promised reviews and never received them. There was only one IT manager that actually recognized the outsourced employees for their hard work and truthfully he should be in charge or IT

    Advice to Management

    This may or may not be on the horizon but the entire IT dept needs a makeover starting from the top down


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Had a lot of promise but grew too quickly and can't deliver what they say.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate IV in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate IV in Tarrytown, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Good ideas from many smart people. Benefits are good (same as other biotechs/pharmas I've worked).

    Cons

    It feels like you can't do anything without getting management approval. RAs, admins, and other support staff are just support not truly valued members.

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our work. We may not have MDs, JDs, or PhDs but we actually do know things. Plan a little better and give us some guidance but don't micromanage. You don't have to yell at us to get better work just treat us as peers and listen to what we are saying.


  6. Helpful (6)

    The company publicly seems to be a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Assistant in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Temporary Administrative Assistant in Rensselaer, NY

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    They do give their permanent employees a lot; don't bother temping there & thinking you will get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    The managers are totally incompetent. They seem to be reluctant to clean house if you have been there for a while. They just move them around laterally throughout different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using temporary employees unless you would actually like to hire them as permanent employees. These people see all Regeneron employees getting these wonderful benefits and are left out. Does this seem like a good idea? You have a lot of angry people. Watch the managers more carefully and don't be afraid to get rid of underperforming managers. Watch the technical training department very carefully.


  7. Helpful (7)

    A viper's den of inequity

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

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    A convenient location for employees who live in Westchester

    Cons

    Regeneron has too many layers of management, whose titles are not only meaningless, but fictional. While those managers may be educated in the field of science, they have no sense of business acumen. Those employees who choose to engage themselves in the game of office politics will do well. Those workers with high morals and work ethic will remain at the bottom, only to have more work put on them, in addition their own, with no thanks or validation...their supervisors and managers will take the bows. In instances of supervisor/employee conflict, and there is much at Regeneron, the employee can not count on support from Human Resources, the managers and supervisors are always right, even if they are at fault.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the endless layers of meaningless managers and supervisors, and start running a business. It would behoove those in upper management to pay attention to the health of their employees, who are under extreme stress, and take the time to listen to their real needs and wants.


  8. Helpful (3)

    QC

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

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area but below average for industry.

    Cons

    Long Hours Terrible Co-workers No room for growth High turnover rate I was told by the Director of my division to stop being too ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    Have incentives since you are dealing with people not items.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Regeneron 5 a sad joke

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager in Tarrytown, NY

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

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

    Pros

    If you were around long enough and were one of the favorites you got stock options. If you are lazy and incompetent (there are plenty here) you will have a lifetime of coasting as management is incapable of dealing with poor performers, particularly in R&D.

    Cons

    Senior management clings on to the delusion that we believe in the bogus Regeneron 5. They even brought back the fossil cheerleader responsible for all of the meaningless clichés. Good ideas only originate with George, all other contributions are ruthlessly belittled. No bureaucracy, you have to be crazy, just take a look at IT. As for that's the way we've always done is the wrong answer, try being a new employee with experience and good ideas of how the company needs to change, you come to accept that there is only one way, the Regeneron way and the company is too arrogant and political to listen to better ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Burn the Regeneron 5 at the next Red Nose Day.


  11. If you want to work from home - do apply at Regeneron

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Trial Manager

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some of the people are good..

    Cons

    This company does not believe in employees working from home. If you are used to working from home a few days a week, do not apply!!!

    Advice to Management

    Move on to the 21st century.



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