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Biogen Overview

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Cambridge, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (BIIB)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Biogen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, with a focus on developing therapies for serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases. Founded in 1978, our work in biologics and small-molecule drug discovery has led to the world’s most ... Read more

Mission: Biogen is committed to making a positive impact on the world by developing medicines that help patients around the globe, creating a supportive environment for our employees, minimizing our carbon footprint, investing in science education and giving back to our local ... Read more

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Best Places to Work: 2013 (#40)

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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
Michel Vounatsos
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    "Great place, needs some TLC from CEO though."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great flexibility, good work life, pay and benefits good. Nice focus on patients. Campus organized and structured. Big focus lately on career growth and engagement.


    Lots of reorganizations. Unclear CEO direction. Pipeline needs some structure. A lot banking on a few compounds. Hoping CEO and team can provide vision soon.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on pipeline. Time for an acquisition.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Biogen.


    I applied online and got an email from the HR person a few days later, asking for a phone screen with the manager of the department.

    Day after the phone screen, got invited to do an on-site interview. The interview was great, everyone was friendly and welcoming. I interviewed with 8 people, one of which was over video conference.

    Sadly I didn't get the position, but when the rejection letter came, they described the qualifications of the people they hired, which I found unprofessional. They should have left it at "We decided to pursue other candidates" and not mention information about the new hires.

    Overall it was a good experience, but the way the rejection was handled left a negative impression.

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Company Updates

  • We're proud to again be among the Top Green Companies in the U.S./World via Newsweek ‪2016 Green Rankings

    Green 2016

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

  • We launched a new feature on our website - BiogenScience. We’ll be showcasing our amazing scientists, clinical researchers and technology!

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Biogen Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked #1 (3-way tie) on best companies to work for to have an impact on the world, Business Insider, 2016
  • Top Green Company in the U.S., Newsweek, 2016
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