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Biogen Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "decent choice around Cambrdige"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    the company is trying to turn around, and company culture is fine.

    Cons

    many middle management people are the issues.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Liked my job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Change Management in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Change Management in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen as a contractor

    Pros

    You will enjoy working here. Good benefit and vacation. If you want to explore the opportunity in pharmaceutical industry then this is the company you want to work for.

    Cons

    Not flexible in terms of working from home. May be it was the team I was working in. Company keeps reorganizing and not very systematic

    Advice to Management

    Should be more flexible interns of working from home.

  3. "Management issues galore"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company itself is a great place to work and a company you can believe in due to the dedication to the patients. Biogen goes above and beyond to ensure the patients are taken care of. Biogen also has an excellent benefits package and salary.

    Cons

    Too many org changes, the future vision is not clear and some people in positions of power are miserable to work for and create problems within the team. They are also unapproachable and not above playing favorites for the "in crowd" . While the benefits are great its not a good practice to hear your management say "the pay is too good to leave even if you are not happy with how you are treated".

    Advice to Management

    Make the senior leadership stable, create a way of reviewing Directors and above by speaking to the people who report to them, bring back the open door policy and treat everyone equally.


  4. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    -Great science among colleagues
    -Great culture of excellence

    Cons

    -Lack of communication from executive management


  5. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    dedicated scientist and colleagues. mission driven

    Cons

    dysfunctional executive leadership team, long term employees are vested and nested


  6. "drug safety department at biogen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good company to work

    Cons

    very employer friendly to work.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Vendor Relationship Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  9. "Great Values, Poor Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company in decay"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are exceptional.
    Expertise in CNS development is excellent except there is not much left compared to a year ago
    Location and buildings are exceptional

    Cons

    Extremely top heavy management. Revenue streams are drying up and pipeline is well a pipe dream.
    MS is way too saturated.
    Panic and extreme micromanagement with everyone with a senior title trying to look useful.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the dead weight of non performers if you want to continue sailing. Otherwise other companies will pass you by.....


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