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Biogen Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Contractor - IT Analyst
    Former Contractor - IT Analyst
    Recommends

    I worked at Biogen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, work/life balance, smart people to work with

    Cons

    low mobility, low hiring


  2. "hvac mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    good pay, flexible schedule, good work life balance ,good benefits

    Cons

    as a company gets bigger it creates unnecessary work practices and positions.

  3. "Patient Services Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. I have no issues.

    Cons

    Management seems to have favorites.


  4. "Sr. Manager, Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company with good culture and great benefits. Great people, friendly workforce.

    Cons

    Changing management at top, lack of focus.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your success in the past and how you got here.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee engagement positive for the most part. Challenging and rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Culture started to change due to a series of changes and power struggles at management level.


  6. "QC Associate"

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    Former Employee - QC Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - QC Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work-Life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Too much politics and favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Have Sr. leadership communicate better with lower levels


  7. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Vision of the company is focused and promising.

    Cons

    Getting big and bureaucracy is hard to avoid

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but in transition"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company does extraordinary work and is filled with high-quality people.

    Cons

    Lots management changes and reorganizations over the last 18 months. More change likely in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and culture. Make the next round of re-orgs the last for at least a year.


  9. "It's pronounced MEE-SHELL, duhhhh"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits, even for interns, are very good. Working for Biogen also gives you the chance to work alongside some of the most talented individuals in the industry. Biogen is a fun company to work for because they have a silly amount of money to throw around to keep their employees happy. There is free food and beer every week, summer hours available, and flexible work schedules, just to name a few.

    Cons

    There seems to be a large gap between upper management and individual contributors/managers. Often times employees feel more in the dark about the company's future than members of the public.

    There is also a big issue with keeping and fostering the talent that they have. Biogen is great at hiring some of the best people available, but makes little or no effort to keep them around, and favors external hires over growing talent from within.


  10. "Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great work environment, people want to see you succeed

    Cons

    volatile market can make working in this company scary. especially when they hit a rough patch

    Advice to Management

    downsizing the company is not always neccesary


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