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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Bienaimé
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Pros
  • Many folks complain about the work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people, Interesting work, Good pay and good benefits (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is the worst I've seen in the industry; everyone walks around stressed and constantly overworked (in 16 reviews)

  • Large company feel with multiple levels for lower to senior management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Work but boring area"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of experience in excel and corporate finance

    Cons

    No other interns in group are your age


  2. "research associate 2"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are genuinely kind and helpful

    Cons

    the commute is just horrendous

  3. "Tech-Op Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Just started. So far so good! Snacks and fruits are provided for employees!!

    Cons

    Too much traffic around the area.


  4. "Conusltant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a temp in this company. Great eperience

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons. Would like to return there


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company !!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Niche industry working on cutting edge tech in biotech/pharma, fast paced work, good culture, good location in north bay

    Cons

    Workload can be high at times

    Advice to Management

    Clearer focus on employee development activities


  6. "Manufacturing Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Associate in Novato, CA
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Associate in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, awesome people there - most everyone is very friendly, positive, and passionate about the work, one or two bad apples of course.

    Cons

    A couple departments have growing pains, they try to emulate the same strong culture as the rest of the company but traditional management styles by middle management are at odds with upper management and the associates on the floor. (Galli West and Galli North). Positive change is coming, albeit slowly.

    Some extra tedious administrative work requested by the traditional middle management. Will not be required in several years.

    Advice to Management

    Traditional hierarchy and micromanaging by middle management leads to several problems:
    -Less productivity
    -Too much admin work for operators, especially to Area Leads
    -Area Leads are then pressured to delegate and reduce teamwork and efficiency
    -Middle management focuses on the "blame game" on individual operators for deviations, instead of focusing on what happened and how to fix it, or realizing it was unavoidable.


  7. "Contributor"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work culture. Team oriented. Management perceived to be kind and they care about their people. High ethical standards. Really smart and talented group, and I am proud to be a part of this organization. Strong product pipeline in development; JJ is steering this company to great success.

    Cons

    There are too many contract workers.

    Advice to Management

    Please address issues/weakness in clinical operations area. Possibly need more resources, training and higher accountability.

  8. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Mangement open to new ideas and reward hard work

    Cons

    nothing to note at this point


  9. "SAS programmer"

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    Current Employee - SAS Consultant in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - SAS Consultant in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and flexibility options

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Excellent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time

    Pros

    Highly collaborative environment with a strong patient focus.

    Cons

    Urban campus with no cafeteria.


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