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Biogen Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, SOME management is good, NOT all

    Cons

    Management never listens to the front line works, you know, the ones that do the job and get things done. the ones that know the process !!!!

    Advice to Management

    Cronyism is the only thing that matters and it's killing the company and its culture. High volunteer turnover rates are a telltale sign of employee dissatisfaction . Pay attention! VPs and tenured (5-10 years )staff are dropping off like dead flies ! More days working from home would be nice.


  2. "Great company but Be wary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Production in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life balance
    Truly care about patients

    Cons

    Ambiguity
    Top heavy management
    Layoffs
    Politics
    Silo's - though the buildings are located next to each other, the groups rarely mix nor even know the other groups exist.
    Limited pipeline
    There have been several mass layoffs and long term stability is questionable.
    There has been a layoff every year for the past several years. Company is probably gearing up for sale in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Get your resumes ready...


  3. "Prolonged Transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance
    -Good Benefits
    -Smart and friendly Colleagues
    -Quality science

    Cons

    -Prolonged Transition and continued reorganizations have crushed morale and make it difficult to get things done
    -Upper management is detached and seem uninformed
    -Culture change once George announced he was leaving

    Advice to Management

    -Have an informed vision and see it through
    -Respect employees


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  5. "Great benefits!"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biogen has some of the best benefits in the biotech industry.

    Cons

    After a massive hiring period there is always a layoff period


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best culture and open minded management.

    Cons

    I find it was hard to commute everyday


  7. "OK place"

    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

    Great benefits and friendly people.

    Cons

    Always changing environment, leadership, processes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "The Lost Sheep..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Gym
    -Great Benefits
    -Great Workers
    -Ok Food
    -Get A Paycheck
    -Get a Month Off after ~6 years of employment

    Cons

    -Always having ReOrg's aka Lay Offs
    -Buddy system when promotion time comes around
    -Upper management is clueless about the process
    -Directors threaten your job when you challenge them
    -Put the fate of the company in profits of one drug
    -No "real" diversity
    -Has a bad reputation amongst the Biotech/Pharma companies in the area

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be stop doing what you're doing and maybe your company will be close to what it was in the early 2000's.. Lastly stop giving under qualified people jobs just because you guys went to the same colleges!!!


  9. "sales leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    good pipeline. good people for the most part. solid product performance and desires to do right by employees.

    Cons

    significant senior leadership changes over last two years. culture is undefined. products are market leading however growth expectations are not fully understood and this causes negative impact.

    Advice to Management

    lead the people dont just manage the people. establishing a clear vision in light of recent CEO change is important


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing culture"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Good pay structure for manufacturing associates, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Company been in a more or less constant state of restructuring/upheaval for the last few years. A lot of tension on the floor, job security not what it once was.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency about needlessly obfuscated information.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I haven't had one day the same as another
    The ability to expand my horizons is exceptional.
    I love the opportunity to work for a company that is actually doing something positive and humane.

    Cons

    The CEO is on the way out and there is a restructuring which has led to people losing their jobs and a general sense of unease that more people are going to go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and please don't look at sites like this to determine what your path forward should be. Seriously, use data or something like that, not some social networking site. Really, if you are reading this then shame on you!!!!



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