Biogen - Watch out - management Really doesn't know what it's doing and just wants to cover up while cashing in themselves | Glassdoor
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"Watch out - management Really doesn't know what it's doing and just wants to cover up while cashing in themselves"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very limited - good compensation with zero confidence in future plans

Cons

Too many To list here - know what you're getting into

Advice to Management

Sack everyone at the VP and senior / director level that doesn't know how to make a decision or just can't - clear out the deadwood before the forest fire consumes the companies future

Other Employee Reviews for Biogen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work--especially in Cambridge office (HQ)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, can make a meaningful contribution to society through the work

    Cons

    Can be "cliqueish" and soemtimes executive leadership is not transparent enough and does not communicate clearly and regularly

    Advice to Management

    More transparency would have been nice--especially re: layoffs (i.e. Spy Glass), though I was not personally affected, I know many who were and were blindsided.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company, great employees, good compensation, cold & impersonal C-level leaders."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Making a difference in the lives of MS patients. Great co-workers - intelligent, well-educated and talented. Good compensation and benefits. Fun company events (much better in the past). Great facilities in San Diego before they closed the site - campus included a nice cafetaria and a gym. Great company to work for with personable and caring upper-management before the mid-2010 management change. All in all, still better than most companies in regards to employment.

    Cons

    Jury still out on new C-level management which seems to care less about MS patients and employees and more about the bottom line. Perhaps good for shareholders - not so for employees. Carl Icahn's interest in the company makes it a precarious situation for employees and morale has declined considerably. Hopefully this will turn around.

    Advice to Management

    Striking a good balance between the bottom line and the welfare of employees is not easy. However, the customers (and thereby the bottom line) are best served if employees are happy and proud to be part of Biogen Idec. Currently, employees are demoralized and uncertain about the future despite all the cheerleading and positive spin sent out by upper management. These are highly-educated and intelligent employees who are not easily fooled. George Scangos should keep them in mind instead of fulfilling Carl Icahn's agenda.

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