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Biogen Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Review for Biogen"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    People are very talented and passionate

    Cons

    Absence of structured development path


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior MSL in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior MSL in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, leadership, vision and culture. Great benefits, 401K, healthcare.The science is very strong and people are very passionate

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Need more pipeline focus


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent inclusive culture with outstanding benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Progressive thinkers, actively pursuing continuous improvement

    Cons

    Seem to have frequent layoffs


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  5. "Manufacturing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance is excellent at Biogen

    Cons

    No cons to my role at Biogen


  6. "Great Values, Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Exciting, life-saving products. Dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Distinct lack of teamwork due to teams being divided up into specialized areas known as silos where cooperation with other teams is not encouraged,

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership, especially team leadership and not only the bottom line


  7. "Vendor Relationship Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Biogen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people in my working team are nice

    Cons

    It was a very unsettled envirement

    Advice to Management

    be more transparant


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits; good salary, flexible work timings, generous vacation package, sabbatical program for long term employees, 401k match, RSU grants

    Cons

    Several re-orgs within the company in the last 2 years. Constantly changing company direction and strategy. Less competent management


  9. Helpful (2)

    "morale down due to restructurings and lack of transparency"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits
    pay
    location
    infrastructure office layout
    cleanliness of office ( except for the mice running around in building 1)
    cafeteria/ starbucks on site

    Cons

    gossiping at your manager level
    favoritism
    lack of respect
    lack of recognition
    lack of transparency
    unprofessional
    failing trend on revenues at each earnings

    Advice to Management

    be transparent, fair. recognize good work don't let managers do what they want, also judge challenge them to be fair to all levels. improve performance review to 360 performance review, worst review process ever


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Many aspects broken...company motto is "Care Deeply..." for yourself!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location in Cambridge is nice
    Buildings are new
    Few good people still left
    Happy hour every week
    Shut down between xmas and New Years.

    Cons

    There are some enigmas...why aren't some of the "bad" employees let go? They are boneheads but somehow, year after year, the don't get fired (certain Asset executives) or moved...also some significant nepotism (CMO).

    Advice to Management

    Michel, you look good but have no content to your speeches. People don't find you sincere.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Changing culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits. Salary and other compensation can be good but you need to start high because there's no real growth.

    Cons

    No career growth for majority of staff, great place to start for entry level but don't plan to stay more than 4-5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Internal candidates can bring new ideas to a new department...no need to always hire externally.



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