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Biogen Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. "Patient care coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are ok

    Cons

    Huge liars,lack of direction, favoritism


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    quality of employees and teamwork

    Cons

    pay in certain areas does not seem to match equivalent levels in other areas


  3. "Review for Biogen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "high pay but unstable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Zug (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Zug (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits above market average. Office centrally located near train station and local facilities. Close to Zug lake for lunchtime walks if you can find the time.

    Cons

    Culture dominated by USA corporate headquarters which can be difficult going for staff with European culture. Very high workload and long hours (no time stamping). Hire/fire culture with poor job stability - layoffs every few years as well as frequent firing of single individuals. Many semi-compulsory evening / late night meetings with USA. Reputation for giving unfair work references to leavers. Very limited car parking.

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate and encourage instead of bully and threaten.


  7. "Vendor Relationship Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  8. "Great Values, Poor Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent inclusive culture with outstanding benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "morale down due to restructurings and lack of transparency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Company in decay"

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