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MedImmune Gaithersburg Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  • At times, work/life balance will suck (in 26 reviews)

  • since its growing quickly with AZ acquisition, lots of work to do (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Needs a sense of direction."

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My immediate colleagues are great and hard working but we lack the praise and recognition that we deserve from the top down. The atmosphere is generally good but I have worked at better places.

    Cons

    Poor recognition and reward sees the normal. There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. The chiefs are more concerned about their personal wealth rather than developing products. AZ have recently purchased the company and it all seems a bit chaotic. No doubt budgets will be cut to a minimum in 2009 after AZ paid considerably more than the market thought MedImmune was worth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global Company on cutting edge

    Cons

    There is little teamwork, everyone is concerned with only their work and rarely will assist you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees in the loop of what is going on within the company. Provide feedback and encourage employee growth.

  3. "MedImmune"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product pipeline. Good salary.

    Cons

    Burning through cash like you wouldn't believe. Is AZ even watching? They better hope some of the next products come through. Some orgs are ok; but stay away from Operations, specifically Supply Chain, and Manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    Move on. All too young and inexperienced. Kinda like young, spoiled children.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Too much going on! More stuff needed to implement new initiatives"

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    Current Employee - CRA in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - CRA in Gaithersburg, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, salary, resources, cutting edge, pipeline, participation in SOP development/modifications, work from home 1 day/wk, good bonuses, big in safety of employees, quick expense reimb.

    Cons

    Way too many internal changes going on at once (softwares, systems, SOPs, structure, vendors). Work almost 60hrs/wk. POLITICS !!! many unqualified people promoted because of politics! Upper management is not in touch w/real world and sets goals with timelines that make them unfeasible....work quality suffers. Poor planning (tied to timeline/goals).

    Advice to Management

    Consult CPMs and CRAs when creating goals/ timelines...to avoid failures and save costs. Slow down witn the dozens of simultaneos changes (softwares, systems, SOPs, structure, vendors). Consider internships and mentoring programs for college students for the high time consuming tasks!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Promising company in Biopharm field"

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovation driven. High quality of people. Good communication. Excellent team work.Sufficient room for personal growth.Good location and nice neighborhood (near DC but traffic is not too bad).

    Cons

    Mutiple operating sites make communication difficult and unecessary travelling. Workload is high. Experimenting a lot of things as a growing company. Efficiency is low. Guidance and regulation are unclear and insufficient.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision as quick as possible. Although it may not be the best choice, but delay of action could make it worse.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you are a scientist"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Attorney in Gaithersburg, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Far outside of DC, so cheap housing is nearby

    Cons

    Unless you have a science/FDA/pharma background, your opportunites will be limited

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (2)

    "MedImmune review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very flexible place to work. Inter-department communication was very efficient and good. State of the art facility to work. on the job training at its best.

    Cons

    Little room for independent creative thinking. Things are very structured and take too long to change procedures even if there is a better procedure for the same process

    Advice to Management

    To have the best company and produce the best products, MedImmune needs to hire the best possible people and reward the appropriately.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "It sucks."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Promising pipeline.

    Cons

    You get burned out and they will dump you regardless of your contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Scientific papers do not add anything to the bottom line, only profitable products count ( sell or divest Flumist franchise to stop loosing money).


  9. "A company with different benefits depending who is your boss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries and lot of stability

    Cons

    Not too many promotion opportunities, unless you are in the right position and at the right time. Not work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Provide better work life balance opportunities. Keep talented people. Motivate people. Different benefits to match different needs. Equalize benefits with AZ


  10. "nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are great, easy to get along and connect. relaxed atmosphere. fairly lenient about taking random times off if you need to, campus is nice and construction going on so should be even prettier/bigger soon. gaithersburg is also pretty nice and close to dc

    Cons

    some useless training
    a bunch of times where i'm bored and doing not much

    Advice to Management

    let people know when you're going to be out of office better


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