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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 (1)

    "Hostile Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cafeteria was good. That's the only pro.

    Cons

    Terrible management, lazy employees and bosses. No values.


  2. "Manager GLP&RQA"

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    Former Employee - Manager GLP&RQA in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Manager GLP&RQA in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bright future large pipeline and smart people.

    Cons

    Organizational schism between a established Big Pharma culture and a dynamic biotech make it difficult to gauge management's desire for 2nd line quality oversight.

    Advice to Management

    pick one corporate culture for both MedImmune and AstraZeneca.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Gave them 10 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks and nice people

    Cons

    Too many "other duties as assigned" to work on your main duties.
    Too much favoritism, bad management.
    Toxic work environment
    Unfair annual evaluation process
    Don't call the hotline or you'll get fired
    company spends too much money on building appearances than important things

    Advice to Management

    don't hire your friends/family
    give others a chance to prove themselves
    don't gossip about your employees
    take time to listen to your employees


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Clinical Biologics Failing Fast"

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

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

    Pros

    Some good leaders in functions
    Passion to excel from many individuals

    Cons

    Dog eat dog world
    Culture of blame especially from oncology
    Lack of leadership from head


  5. "pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good overall culture, good pay and benefits, employees are encouraged to collaborate

    Cons

    Constant re-prioritization of projects, need more transparency on decision making

    Advice to Management

    Institute 360 review process to improve manager skills


  6. Helpful (8)

    "What are you people talking about?"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Theyre laying people off of their jobs! And not just one or two. Some entire groups are gone, and there are more layoffs coming in the near future. And who's left is probably actively looking for a new employer. Who ever is still feeding you that line that this is a great place to work must think that you have the reasoning skills of a 10 year old. There are many well written and very accurate reviews about the climate of this company. Believe them! On the plus side if you need industry experience, you get a good start here, but dont hope to stay here long. People steal your ideas and if the company leadership green-lights it then you may not get to work on that project at all. If you do something exceptional your manager may try to take credit for it. And sometimes when one incompetent employee messes-up (BIG) there's no action taken at all. The whole group is assigned the blame.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place! Many are too political, some will stab you in the back, and almost all are not involved at all in any real career development of their reports. This place is full of favoritism. Perhaps in the distant future this company will become a more even playing field, but as of today, just hope that you fall under a manager who can actually manage instead of just attending a bunch of meetings. Compensation is lower than average. This is a big company. Expect big corporate values and attitude/treatment towards its talent, cog.

    Advice to Management

    Theres not much that can be said that you haven't already heard, but even if I offered advice I am not confident that it would be considered. All those surveys haven't seemed to help change much. At least in this round of layoffs you've let go of some of the worst mid-level managers.


  7. "Cutting edge research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge structure to develop great research. Opportunity to collaborate among different areas and groups.

    Cons

    There are too much meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Shorter and more efficient meeting with the research team.

  8. "Management need to communicate"

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    Current Employee - Maryland in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Maryland in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are very competitive. Although the yearly increase is little to non-existent. They do have a bonus structure that makes up for the lack of salary increase. Tor the most part, the culture is good. I think the work/life balance is what you make of it. You need to set limits or you will be taken advantage of.

    Cons

    Management can be poor at communicating and it reflects negatively on the group.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "associate scientist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Decent pay
    -Good benefits
    -Good fitness center
    -Nice labs

    Cons

    -If you just want a job this is a good place but if you want to grow,this is not the place for you.
    -Middle managers are incompetent and are least bothered about developing their reports.Too much favoritism exists
    -It is very hard to even make lateral moves.
    -Managers are unprofessional
    -Performance reviews and promotions are illogical.Managers have way too much power in their hands and can make your life miserable if they don't like you.

    Advice to Management

    -Please have 360 reviews on your managers
    -Do not assume that all scientists will be good managers.
    -Hold managers accountable for their roles in supervising and mentoring their reports.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Equal Opportunity is just a Certificate on the Wall"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Research in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits
    Fitness Center
    Shuttle to Metro
    Daycare center set to open soon
    Employee Friday social with good food

    Cons

    HR always support management. Employees needn't bother to defend themselved. Poor management and lack of promotions is why people leave. In particular, black minorities are harshly treated, without potential for promotions. Curious how most of your
    Black employees are never ready for promotions while average performers that are other races get managerial opportunities and promotions. Nepotism and favoritism in many departments; do not recommend that black employees bother to apply at Medimmune. Don"t get caught playing those zen games or watching TV during working hours!

    Advice to Management

    The company has a bad record in the DC area for its treatment of all employees. All races should have equal opportunities. Conduct a diversity survey. There are bullies in leadership positions , people are afraid to speak up.


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