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Biogen Overview

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Cambridge, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1978
Company - Public (BIIB)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Biogen

One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen today has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and is at the forefront of research into new medicines for neurological and ... Read more

Mission: We are focused on areas with the potential to have the most impact and benefit for patients worldwide, developing life-changing treatments for people suffering from devastating conditions. Driven to improve patients’ lives, our research and development efforts are ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2013 (#40)

Biogen Reviews

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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
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  • "Patient centric organization"

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    People, the legacy, the name, the career opportunities, patient focused, people who really care about the patients and products

    Cons

    New management which is a change with exciting times ahead

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Biogen Photos

Biogen photo of: In the Community Lab, local students come to Biogen for hands-on science experience
Biogen photo of: Biogen scientists work to better understand diseases for which there are no or inadequate treatments, and create novel medicines that benefit individuals afflicted by those diseases
Biogen photo of: Biogen's focus on sustainability is exemplified with terrariums in the Smart Energy display in Global Headquarters
Biogen photo of: An example of a collaboration space in use
Biogen photo of: The lobby of Global Headquarters highlights the pipeline, visionary scientists, the company's history, and more
Biogen photo of: A view of the work environment in the Phillip A. Sharp Building, Global Headquarters
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Biogen Interviews

Experience

Experience
60%
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Getting an Interview
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    Scientist Interview

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    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Biogen.

    Interview

    Terribly put together interview process for an entry level position.

    Everyone seemed frenetic, running around with their heads cut off. Got weird creepy vibes from people. Also an air of elitism, not seen at other pharma companies. There was abundance of chat about how great the people are there but it seemed like there were plenty of people talking about how they didn't like another person or another group. Chatting about drama like that to an interview candidate is laughable and clear giveaway of the culture at Biogen. Senior management seems awfully detached from people as well and are drinking some sort of kool aid

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was difficult. Some questions showed they weren't listening   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • At Biogen, we pledge to minimize our impact on the environment. Learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ9Cl

  • We're proud to again be among the Top Green Companies in the U.S./World via Newsweek ‪2016 Green Rankings http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIqY2

    Green 2016

    The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance.

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Biogen Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, U.S. Disability Equality Index (DEI), 2017
  • Ranked #1 (3-way tie) on best companies to work for to have an impact on the world, Business Insider, 2016
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