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Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2020

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3.9
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3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great salary, facilities, benefits and career opportunity

    Cons

    Its in CT. Not many things to go or do on weekends

    Boehringer Ingelheim2017-04-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Highly political and becoming negative"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large Pharma operated through Germany corporate makes it regimented looking at 5 years ahead.

    Cons

    Highly political, toxic team environment, undervalued employees, dysfunctional groups, high turnover recently.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate medicines and accordingly the tools to achieve FIC/BIC classification.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2020-01-15
  3. "BIPI review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Ridgefield, CT

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation - Excellent relocation package - Nice culture

    Cons

    - Geography - Politically oriented growth path

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-11-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Contract positions starts to be more common in BI."

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    Current Contractor - Senior Scientist in Ridgefield, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros are a great environment, interesting projects.

    Cons

    For the contractors, there is no career oppotunity or growth. Provide service, got a paycheck, which is ~20-40% less than a medium for the same level in the same company. No bonuses. No benefits.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-04-22
  5. "decent company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great people, good environment, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    more and more tasks with less resources

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-04-27
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t stay too long"

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    Former Employee - Scientist III in Ridgefield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, quite life, fine insurance plan

    Cons

    Limited promotions, very burocratic and hierarchical, poor mid level management, not focus on novel sciences

    Advice to Management

    Sincerely develope your bench scientists and interact directly to your bench scientists

    Boehringer Ingelheim2019-04-21
  7. "Great Culture, good pay, great benefits, but slow to react to changes"

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    Current Employee - Scientist III in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, treat employees well, great PTO, decent benefits and will to create opportunities for employees to follow their desired career path.

    Cons

    Hard to shift focus quickly or react fast to changes in the market... very methodical in structure

    Advice to Management

    none

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-10-24
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Scientist III"

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    Current Employee - Scientist III in Ridgefield, CT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You receive a paycheck and benefits.

    Cons

    No recognition for hard work and/or a job well-done. Favoritism runs rampant here. If you’re a non-PhD, your opinion and expertise do no count. Any form of development is non-existent. Collaboration and team work are an after thought. Promote competition amongst colleagues which fosters negativity. Extremely toxic working environment. High turnover. Management is a complete joke. No communication. Word of advice, stay far far away.

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    Advice to Management

    You are beyond help. I feel sorry for you.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-09-04
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to build experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience in all phases of biologics, There are many projects, so the exposure to different phases of development is huge. There is large turnover and company growth so there are many opportunities. The people are nice, many people with families.

    Cons

    Executive management is corporate and out of touch. Poor CapEx budget planning, unrealistic resource models, too many temporary employees. The site is over-filled, people don't have offices and are doubled up in cubicles. Conference calls being taken in cars because employees are in cubicles and conference rooms are always booked. Salaries are lower than average for bay area. People are dissatisfied and looking for other positions.

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    Advice to Management

    Balance investment in profit with investment in your people. The business model of using temps in key positions is expensive, results in lack of historical knowledge, and deprives employees the opportunity to develop.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-06-02
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boehringer Ingelheim full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent culture. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Pay isn't up to industry standard. A lot of changes recently with the merger.

    Boehringer Ingelheim2018-04-06
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