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"don't be swayed by the money alone"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of responsibility is given to employees, primarily because the company is so lean. So it is a great place to work if you are one of those "live to work' people. The pay is also above average, and string 3-4 years together like I have and you can save some serious cash (of course, a chunk of that comes from stock price increases, which almost certainly won't keep at most recent pace)

Cons

Can a company be too collaborative? This one is: lots of time is spent in large, all-day meetings trying to gain consensus; which is nearly impossible and a waste of precious time. This leaves nearly everyone gasping for air, and doing their day jobs late at night, early in the a.m. while th kids are still sleeping, and on weekends. Also, the range of expectations, based on what group you are in, is unbelieveable. Some groups are responsible for following everything. Other groups seem to have few expectations to meet. I feel bad for the commercial people in the US. They have no lives. Finally, the hours here can be extreme.

Advice to Management

employee retention rates will almost certainly jump soon...lots of folks are absolutely burnt

Other Employee Reviews for Biogen

  1. "AWESOME"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to get to know and spend time working with and the work environment is extremely calm and relaxed but people take care of business

    Cons

    not enough hours in the day to get things done and do what i really enjoy doing,nothing bad to say about biogen idec

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company, but management is not very engaged with employees. Runs very lean and works people very hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent people to worth with. Great and outstanding benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very cost conscious, and always have to do more with a lot less.

    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities right, rather than trying to do everything and burning out your employees. If wasn't for the great pay people would be leaving in throes. Value your people and their work and family life

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