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"Would not recommend"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Biogen full-time

Pros

Impressive product pipeline, company prospering financially, many (but not all) friendly and helpful coworkers, fun social activities, great compensation and great core values.

Cons

Understaffed departments resulting in workers being overloaded and work/life imbalances, people unqualified to lead are promoted to management, managers are self-serving, do not communicate openly or transparently, the work environment is too political with cronyism and cliquish team members who shut out those who don't "fit in" regardless of how well they do their work.

Advice to Management

Stop promoting inexperienced people to managers and department heads. Just because someone has been with the company for X number of years and plies their particular trade well (ex. sales, accounting, law, etc.), does not mean they will make a good manager. Establish a methodology (via an external third-party) to collect truly anonymous feedback about managers and take action on the problems. You will continue to be a revolving door and lose good talent otherwise.

Other Employee Reviews for Biogen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Biogen Idec expects a lot out of its employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biogen Idec has some of the most competitive compensation packages that are currently available in the biotech field.

    Cons

    While the company has many benefits, job security has become more unstable in the past few years.


  2. "It's what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, fringe, etc- training ops

    Cons

    Too much status quo, "robots", and clique like

    Advice to Management

    people can think for themselves and be themselves without comprimising quality,

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