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Updated April 16, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Focused on scientific excellence"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best of both worlds: small enough to be entrepreneurial and nimble, yet part of a large, well established organization (Astra Zeneca). Focused on transforming patients' lives. All scientists I worked with there believed in this mission.

    Cons

    If you are not a scientist, it may take some time to feel you are a good fit for the company. It happens but it takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on improving your talent development processes. They are good but they can be great.


  2. "overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice facility, good work life balance culture, provide many training

    Cons

    Hard to get promotion, high turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    reward higher rate of promotion to keep employee's loyalty


  3. "Director"

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    • 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.


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  5. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gaither, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gaither, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough space for all employees, open space makes it hard to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Management Needs to Address the Morale"

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    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.


  7. "Manager"

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    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


  8. "The most well known pharma in the DMV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A great place to start a career after graduating from college due to a very robust training program, and being surrounded by lots of talent. The pay is competitive, on top of getting a bonus, benefits are good, great 401k matching. For the most part, flexible work schedule. There are a lot of very hard working, smart, dedicated people at FMC, and they can make working long shifts and odd hours not so miserable. FMC is moving towards shutting down between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    FMC is not as "nice" as HQ in Gaithersburg - FMC has no onsite gym, no onsite daycare, nor weekly happy hours. At times, work/life balance will suck. There is some favoritism - knowing senior management will get you a promotion faster than being a high performer. There is an ongoing AZ/Medi merger, and the culture is moving towards big pharma

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your high performers


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

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    • 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.


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

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    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.


  11. "Clinical Development and Operations"

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    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.


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