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"Still inventing itself; especially middle management"

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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

Other Employee Reviews for Biogen

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Director, Preclinical Safety"

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    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great science, leader in MS development

    Cons

    tolerate mediocre managers and leaders in some departments

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Looks great from outside the company..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salaries, benefits, some wonderfully smart, dedicated people work at Biogen Idec.

    Cons

    The company has become very political, recent hires are interested only in lots of money and promotions. Some of the worst managers I have ever seen work at Biogen Idec. No sense of teamwork anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Go out and get to know the people who are "in the trenches". Realize that some people who are talented individual contributors need to remain individual contributors because they lack the social skills to lead. Please thoroughly vet the people you are considering making leaders.

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