Biogen Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
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Pros
  • "Wonderful team and great benefits(in 144 reviews)

  • "Benefits, work/life balance, exciting pipeline(in 107 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Occasional struggle with work/life balance(in 50 reviews)

  • "The upper management rarely knows what is happening(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
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      Great company to work for

      Feb 7, 2021 - Associate Director 
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      Pros

      Neuroscience focused, great culture, collaborative, science-driven, and flexible work hours

      Cons

      2021 will be a defining year!

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, great people!

      May 12, 2021 - Principal Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great to work for such an incredible company with people that really care.

      Cons

      It takes time to learn how to navigate such a large company but once you figure it out the possibilities and resources available are seemingly endless.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Consider Biogen for Your Next Move

      May 10, 2021 - Director in Weston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Biogen is a medium-size biopharma with great company culture compared with most of Big Pharma. Salaries and benefits are competitive. They promote from within when people prove themselves as qualified. Don't be fooled by the titles at other companies. Many position titles at other pharmas are inflated. A Biogen Senior Director or Director is usually an important and influential position, and often manages a team (look at the comp and responsibilities compared with other companies before passing over applying to a position because you think it may be too junior) The caliber of senior management in the US is very high -- in experience, judgement and knowledge. There also value placed on your ability to work effectively with others. If you disagree with someone it's because they have a different point of view, not because they are an idiot. Managers seem to care about career development.

      Cons

      Some uncertainty about a pipeline that is focused solely in neuroscience with serving of biosimilars on the side.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Enjoyable working environment and good place to grow.

      May 10, 2021 - Scientist II in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Very many top intellectuals work in Biogen that I always have a lot to learn from them 2. Overall transparent working environment that I see a continuous effort to improve working experience 3. Good reputation in my field, good training and there is growing potential for employees 4. Competitive compensation and benefits 5. Reasonable company strategy

      Cons

      Recently there is a lot of uncertainty due to potential product approval and patent lawsuit

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Typical Mid-Sized Pharma, Strong in Sustainability

      May 10, 2021 - Engineer III 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Committed to sustainability, great coworkers, peripheral resources to help you do your job, good benefits.

      Cons

      Some bureaucracy and a strong dependence on a single drug approval.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      May 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Very good benefits and compensation Rewards for good performance Inclusive Good company culture Good work life balance I'm honestly very happy here

      Cons

      Sometimes can have a high workload

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      great culture, opportunity, responsibility

      May 10, 2021 - Talent Acquisition in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      - opportunities for advancement, learning new areas of the business and leading projects - great benefits - flexible work arrangements

      Cons

      - workload can be high, comes in waves

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      May 7, 2021 - Associate Director - IT 
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      Pros

      Company is focused on Diversity at workplace

      Cons

      Company is facing headwinds due to patent expiration and generics

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Glad to help patients with unmet need and improve their quality of life

      May 10, 2021 - Principal Engineer in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Great pipeline, Focus on Patients and Employees, Pioneering and Strong balance sheet to weather downturns if certain bets don't pan out.

      Cons

      Slow decision making, uncertain decision maker. Inconsistent resource planning.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Biogen

      May 4, 2021 - IT Associate in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      Great work culture and diverse

      Cons

      Depending on teams, the work hours might be long

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