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"Look beyond the pretty facade"

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Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company has had a ton of success over the past 2 years. It a very exciting place to work and the salary, stock, benefits are great.

There is a new focus on science and the company is throwing resources at R&D.

If you're in the right group, you will see a lot of flexibility in work arrangements (WFH, telecommuting, etc)

Cons

Management is, for the most part, awful. There is constant infighting, finger pointing, and political jockeying. Also, the bureaucracy is both crushing and worthless. A good 30% of the staff are here only because they are too vested in the stock plan (golden handcuffs).

If you are applying, have a long timeframe. HR is slow and borderline useless. Expect rude comments, arrogance, and lack of communication and follow-through. In my experience, I have seen 3-6 months from first interview to offer. You will also get low balled in salary and title.

Advice to Management

Look past your inner circle. The duct tape and bandaids are starting to come apart.

Other Employee Reviews for Biogen

  1. "valuable experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment and labs

    Cons

    pay rate was low, no housing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Still inventing itself; especially middle management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; really smart people that are great to work with

    Cons

    VP and Director level management not strong or experienced enough to implement senior management vision; many promotions based on length of employment at company rather than experience; too many reorgs; too political; little to no career development;

    Advice to Management

    Boys club mentality is not a great model for growth and employee satisfaction - have the courage to address management issues quickly so that people can focus on work rather than politics

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