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Biogen Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "This is a wonderful place to work and develop your career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Development Associate Scientist II in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Process Development Associate Scientist II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a culture that values its employees and helps them advance in their career path.

    Cons

    Everyone realizes what a wonderful place Biogen is which makes getting a job at Biogen a highly competitive accomplishment.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees makes a profitable work place.


  2. "Best company ever"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Moving up the corporate ladder would take some time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time.


  3. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment,complete freedom to think about your research project, emphasis on innovation, new policies to maintain work life balance smart co-workers.

    Cons

    If you are not well connected you have to find out your way yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. "Great Company and Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, advanced technology to allow for flexibility, great compensation packages; people really care about their work and doing well and the success of the company

    Cons

    work life balance, sometimes pace can be insane. be prepared for working hard and working late


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Secure company with an excellent culture, benefits, career opportunities and work-life balance."

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, culture, work-life balance.

    Cons

    In my experience, there are some workers who are not held accountable for their daily responsibilities and in some cases management does not do the best job at rectifying these issues.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of confrontation if it will help the overall group.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Biogen Idec is a great place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Biogen Idec has a strong culture, excellent values and really cares about the patients we serve. There are many bright people across the company most of which feel a high level of loyalty to the company and commitment to our patients. Earning potential is high, even for mid-level positions.

    Cons

    Many departments are under resourced which results in long hours and high levels of stress. Some of the senior management team do not want to hear bad news which causes a lack of transparency. Spent considerable time and money implementing open space floor plans that do not deliver a clear benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and transparent about everything - including things that aren't going well.


  8. "biogen is an active company"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    biogen is an active company

    Cons

    commute to biogen takes time

    Advice to Management

    it is good management


  9. "Great company"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Resources are generally available. Top notch benefits.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, but this is to be expected for such a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Doing the right thing for patients and employees"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biogen Idec cares about good science, treating employees well and changing the lives of the patients we serve. I am encouraged to pursue education and development. There is commitment to the community and a focus on diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Recent nepotism has resulted in a less diverse leadership team.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, well run, patient focused"

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

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

    Pros

    Well paid, patient oriented, flat, lean and simple structure

    Cons

    Not many, the executive leadership team are great as individuals but they can be dysfunctional as a group, making lots of unnecessary work layers below.

    Advice to Management

    Dont lose the edge


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