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MedImmune Gaithersburg Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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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 (9)

    "Management Needs to Address the Morale"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Principal Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best scientists around (If only the management would listen to them)
    Within some groups there is great teamwork and collaboration
    Some managers actually care about their employees (even if upper management does not)
    Ability to get a wide range of experience

    Cons

    Management unwilling to listen to criticism especially when issues are brought up at town halls
    Blatant favoritism for promotions, projects and reviews
    Directors and above are out of contact with people who report to them
    They say that they "follow the science" which is true since too many of their programs are "me too"

    Advice to Management

    Perform 360 evaluations of your managers to find out who is REALLY doing their job not who YOU think is a great manager
    LISTEN to your employee's complaints rather than put their complaints down to their being difficult or disruptive.
    Look at the areas were you are TRULY innovative rather than just following behind the other pharmas.
    Place more value on your current employees because they are leaving in droves for the following reasons:
    They don't feel valued because there is an emphasis on "stars" rather than the teams
    They are not listened to because their questions are discounted
    There is a frustration with the promotion process and the review system which has become competitive since no one wants to fall beneath the 3 "meets expectations" line but every year another 10% will need to be there.


  2. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Patent cliff results in workforce contraction across the board.

  3. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Will report when I have been here longer if there are any

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  4. "Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Research Intern in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Intern - Summer Research Intern in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance! Friday socials with free food and activities and music, many places to relax/recline - even a video game room!
    - The environment is fast-paced and expectations are high, but everyone seemed to be having a great time and are very willing to help if you approach them
    - I was never given secretarial work or any jobs that were not great learning experiences, and was encouraged to take breaks and get free food at various lunch-and-learns where I got to meet other interns and learn about work being done in other research departments

    Cons

    - They've recently cut down the number of interns they're taking, so it's gotten more competitive


  5. "MedImmune is a great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outsourcing and Contracts in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Outsourcing and Contracts in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. In addition, they support a healthy eating lifestyle and provide a full workout facility with exercise classes.

    Cons

    There really isn't many things I could say that are cons. If I had to pick one area of concern it would be not enough electric charging stations for electric cars.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Development and Operations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus. Hard-working employees dedicated to the science. Strong mission statement.

    Cons

    Poor management. No culture of accountability. Negative environment created by a few key management officers.

    Advice to Management

    Actually execute on the mission statement. Stop the petty infighting. Support the hard working staff. Take accountability rather than pushing it to whatever corner you can.


  7. "One of the leading companies in the area."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Pilot Production Technician I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Pilot Production Technician I in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard attitude. Lots of resources and compensations (i.e. on campus gym and cafe)

    Cons

    Working hard is a requirement.

  8. "Good company going through a rocky time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Professional environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    Restructuring at the moment. Have let a lot of people go.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Heading in the wrong direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are fabulous, the perks are nice & the pay is more than decent in most cases.

    Cons

    You're part of (very) big Pharma and the business decisions being made indicate that more & more clearly every year. The "we're in this together" attitude is becoming "every man for themselves" which is leading to significant burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the brilliant minds you have invested in to drive the innovation you're hoping for. Spend less on cosmetic improvements and more on fostering a culture where people are allowed to think (and work) outside the box. This will improve retention more than a passion for people development.


  10. "Fast paced great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management invested in staff, energetic colleagues , great pipeline

    Cons

    Understaffed for volume of work


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