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MedImmune Gaithersburg Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Need to improve work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • you will loose your motivation, and be a scape goat for lack of leadership (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Scientist II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits
    Science-driven atmosphere
    Great people

    Cons

    Recent flattening of management structure was well-intentioned but greatly restricts development opportunities for early/mid-career scientists and forces many of the motivated and ambitious to move on (when it would be nice to retain them!)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director Patient Access"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, driven team. Extremely dedicated to patients.

    Cons

    Child company of Astra Zeneca and undergoing complicated changes. Will definitely impact culture and morale.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "No work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good people, Management too busy to mentor

    Cons

    need to work at least 50 -60 hours a week to keep up with your workload


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  5. "Primary programmer for clinical trials"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical SAS Programmer Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical SAS Programmer Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to gain experience, nice coworkers, nice work environment.

    Cons

    The management is oversized and its very likely to work overtime.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "MedImmune"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Table Tennis, billiards table, weekly happy hours, half a million dollar christmas party, location

    Cons

    90% medium salary. outsourcing IT, Purchasing, portions of analytical group
    Open Office Space
    Flattening of org chart
    matrix organization


  7. "Great Comapnay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Active Directory Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Contractor - Active Directory Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MedImmune as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Treats employees well and wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  8. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the top most companies in Biotech

    Cons

    Did not find any drawbacks

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Individual contributor perspective"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for employees. Stable job for groups essential for manufacturing, and potentially other groups.

    Cons

    Favors management and does not value feedback at all levels. Management claim to but do not in practice company values consistently. Owned by Astrazeneca and not all groups at headquarters are treated the same.

    Advice to Management

    Be true to company values and value feedback at all levels of the organization.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Sr. Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Lots of innovation and science! If you're a 20-something, the beanbag rooms, pool tables, video games and Friday beer/wine/food happy hours will absolutely be a thrill. Some departments are great to work for, others, not so much (mine is in the later category).

    Cons

    Some departments function across AstraZeneca and MedI, others are separate - lots of growing pains and change and lots of fragmentation. Don't expect raises over 1.5-2.0% but bonuses can be good. Growth opportunities seem to depend on whether or not you are on a "hot" project.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take a serious look in to the racially/culturally biased hiring practices rampant in some departments - and to address the seemingly "forbidden" transition to other positions in the company. Also, they should really put an effort into ensuring the two companies (AZ and MEDI) do more to function seamlessly and as one cohesive company with one goal in mind. I would also suggest they address the overwhelming push in some groups to hire PhDs for jobs that aren't traditionally a PhD level.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefits, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were great. Most technician/analyst level personnel were great to work with as well. Development is good, as long as you are on management's good side.

    Cons

    Management was generally awful with too many layers, office politics rule the company, and work-life balance was non-existent. Complaining about the job is a frequent conversation topic, and it seems many current employees in all departments are looking for new positions, more than ever before. Many departments have a huge amount of turnover due to the poor environment. Development opportunities are only for favorite employees.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point in providing work-life balance programs if managers won't support employees using them. Bean bag rooms won't make up for poor management, and even salary and benefits only go so far.



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