BioMarin Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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3.7
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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Bienaimé
Jean-Jacques Bienaimé
146 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company Culture and Exciting Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, with high value placed on personal development. Good work-life balance, and very interesting work.

    Cons

    Higher education is required for growth in many roles.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2019-10-10
  2. "Workplace"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Analyst 
    Recommends

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team and good environment

    Cons

    Alot of changes in organization

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-05-19
  3. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot of new things, lots of projects

    Cons

    Work not evenly distributed between employees

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-05-21
  4. "Great company, growing and expanding... some pains there"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture of cooperative work

    Cons

    Growing pains from mid size to larger cap pharmaceutical

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-05-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Each man for himself"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    There are pockets of really smart, great, people trying to help the company change and grow in meaningful ways.

    Cons

    Finance is a little bit of mess, each man for himself. Corp FP&A should take a breath and get trained on micro aggressions. There are several people who feel bullied by Corp colleagues. There is no feedback mechanism for management. Top heavy teams with lots of “Directors” who don’t seem to contribute. It impacts morale and engagement.

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-05-22
  6. "Great people/teams/science, questionable leadership"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great experience, people, teams, science. Really strong cross functional collaboration

    Cons

    Leadership isn’t strong. Decision making is unclear, often made in vacuum with little context when communicated.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-04-24
  7. "Good company to work for!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people with long-time knowledge!

    Cons

    A better commute system is much needed.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-03-25
  8. "Good experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    exciting work. mid-size environment feel

    Cons

    some of top leadership cares about speed and money to extreme

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-03-14
  9. "Great Mission"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Mission is great Really helping people

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-03-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "I would NOT recommend BioMarin for entry level /recent grads."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    1. Decent work-life balance 2. Fairly consistent schedule

    Cons

    1. Disorganized 2. Unfriendly environment 3. Dishonest Overall experience: Unfortunately, it was disappointing & a waste of time/energy. I was told the mission is to help the patients; this mission appears to be lost, seemingly blurred by overwhelming personal preference.

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical2020-04-02
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