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Biogen Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Maintaining a great work-life balance is your own responsibility (in 42 reviews)

  • Upper management has agenda that does not respect employees (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture in Bio 2, great work / life balance, management really cared about their people

    Cons

    it became cost prohibitive to manufacture biologics in Cambridge so they sold the building


  2. "marketing"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    underlying mission is stellar, developing drugs for MS, a degenerative disease and SMA, a frequently fatal disease to young infants

    Cons

    big pharma, with underlying drive for sales and profits

  3. "Decent company"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Lots of products in the Neuro field.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, even when we cover aot of products.


  4. "Great Place to work and grow"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Biogen as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open Culture and no micromanagement

    Cons

    Currently Company is going to through lot of changes on Management side


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are very busy! Great benefits!

    Cons

    Company is top heavy in middle and senior management. Many times, new jobs are not posted for open bid to all employees.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Manufacturing Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Employees are the main asset of the company, best place and environment to work in.

    Cons

    Worked as a contract position


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company undergoing a lot of change"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros greatly outweigh cons and include pay, benefits, work life balance and the people are great. Lots of very smart employees. The Company is one the takes risks to bring really important products to market.

    Cons

    There has been tremendous change at various management levels including the CEO but even one or two levels below that which impedes focus and goal achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Settle things down for awhile. Change is good but the amount of change is now leading to productivity and morale problems. Also, the Company seems to prefer hiring from the outside for talent versus a strong management development program. Some of this is because the Company has grown so quickly over the last couple of years but now there are a lot of people with 3 to 5 years tenure that are looking for career advancement. More focus on internal development for talent needs will improve morale and performance.

  8. "Manufacturing Technician for Biogen Inc."

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

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, hours, perks etc. All of those things were great.

    Cons

    The people are snobby and egotistical. Politicking with jerks is the easiest way to succeed.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Department cutbacks and a lot of layoffs over the last 2 years


  10. "Review for Biogen"

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    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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