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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 (2)

    "Very competitive salary and great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good salary, value science

    Cons

    Not much good products in the pipeline


  2. "Associate Scientist II"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location was close to my home as opposed to South San Francisco. Contract rate of pay was minimal but adequate. Got a free flu shot.

    Cons

    No respect from senior staff
    Peer level staff occasionally hostile
    No explanations or plans shared and was repeated asked to start a NEW 7-8 hour process after lunch.
    treated like second class researcher

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer contractors and more full time staff to increase loyalty and ambition. Review senior staff more frequently for erratic behavior and hours on site. Showing up at 3 pm to start their day when you are winding down after 8+ hours is not useful.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential but many times the potential was not converted to action"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, flexible work schedule, good compensation, friendly people, able to learn and have discussions on new scientific information, free fruits and breakfast items.

    Cons

    political, very little mentoring and support, not action oriented, not many people smiled in the hallway, many scientists were not necessarily aligned with the business goals so they worked on their own projects.

    Advice to Management

    Smart, scientific people don't always make the best managers and leaders to drive the business to success.


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  5. "Associate scientist"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, good project, good management, good location

    Cons

    Cutting down many projects and pipeline, transfer a lot of projects to East coast

    Advice to Management

    Communication well with Head quarter


  6. "Good department management, less competent cross-functional managers"

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    Former Employee - R&D Associate II in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Associate II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, incompetent managers

    Advice to Management

    Review management ability of all line managers and make necessary cuts.


  7. "Senior QC Research Associate at Med"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good environment, good coworkers

    Cons

    Job is not secure since it is not at Head quarter

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Good Place to work, depending on your group."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities available
    Good people
    Great Flexibility

    Cons

    Really bad upper management
    Poor Career Advancement
    No accountability

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that deserve it and get in touch with people, instead of going to meeting all day


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I saved the Medimmune $150,000 by improving working conditions and procedures in their animal facility."

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Animal Technician III in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company promotes improvement to employees and gives the tools to succeed.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability from management.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to improve its leadership skills, and be more proactive.


  10. "Cost cutting is eroding the quality of corporate life"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. and typical of industry

    Cons

    Leadership is poor--only one drug brought to market in 9 years. Daily perks like lunches at seminars are long gone..


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience working at MedImmune"

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with many talented scientists and great benefits

    Cons

    I have no cons regarding my experience at MedImmune


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