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Biogen Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "Manufacturing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    work life balance is excellent at Biogen

    Cons

    No cons to my role at Biogen


  3. "Great biotech"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and good work environment. Projects are very interesting. There are a lot of great research seminars, and the expertise is top notch.

    Cons

    Recent changes have limited tuition reimbursement significantly. The old policy was 80% for approved degrees over some base amount I think $5k or $10k. Now it is $10k maximum to approved programs/classes.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Biogen early 2017"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great people who really do care about what they are doing
    Everyone is willing to chip in where needed
    Exciting product (SMA)
    Subsidized daycare

    Cons

    Decision making takes too long and often revisited
    Constant turnover
    Burnout across multiple functions
    Managers are not well trained
    Unclear requirements for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Constant restructuring is extremely disruptive. Even the reorgs that have already happened are not clear on responsibilities and do not align across the company. Those that are left have incredible burnout because what is expected of the teams is not adjusted. You need to trust that you have the right people and provide a structure that allows clear ownership and accountability and then allow them to do the work rather than making presentations for updates.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    everything , glad I joined the company. I've learned so much and would advise anyone that wants a good job to come here

    Cons

    nothing it was a great period of experience for me. positive p p p p p

    Advice to Management

    go guys


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Boost the morale ASAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rich intellectual environment full of smart and motivated people

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations and strategic changes impacting productivity at every level

    Advice to Management

    Care about and invest in your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are extremely good and work-life balance is great

    Cons

    Career opportunities are not abundant and promotions are uncommon. It is far easier to apply for another, higher position rather than wait for a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Management went through a re-organization last year after layoffs and the new structure has not been successful for specific groups. Own up to the mistake that those groups are not successful because of the way it was re-organized and stop blaming poor performance of employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits; good salary, flexible work timings, generous vacation package, sabbatical program for long term employees, 401k match, RSU grants

    Cons

    Several re-orgs within the company in the last 2 years. Constantly changing company direction and strategy. Less competent management


  10. "good company - great work environment - great colleagues"

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

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

    Pros

    great & friendly colleagues, enabling managers yet hands-off, great teamwork

    Cons

    lots of trainings, IT management could be better


  11. "Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and work-life balance

    Cons

    Constant re-organizations recently involving some dissent and confusion



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