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MedImmune Scientist II Reviews

Updated December 23, 2016
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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. "The holy grail of industry, excellent benefits and publications encouraged"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart leadership, excellent resources and pipeline. I've worked for most of the major companies in pharma and this is the only one that truly explained why corporate decisions were made and were straightforward. High quality drugs in the pipeline made it easy to know the hard work was worthwhile. Would work there again in a second (relo due to family). Happy hour every friday on site if you are into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    Corporate feel if you aren't used to it, but great resources.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "associate scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "good culture"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good culture, good people, happy hour every friday

    Cons

    company goal is unclear to emplyee


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  5. "Associate Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people-good working environment encouraged growth and contribution

    Cons

    Facility closed and moved to East Coast!

    Advice to Management

    Stop consolidating facilities!!


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Scientist II"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!)


  7. "Very good company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid science and open culture

    Cons

    Very hard to get promotion


  8. Helpful (4)

    "One Medimmune Way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with smart, motivated people. Company on the upswing and serious about its mission.

    Cons

    Maryland. Maryland is not for people that enjoy freedom of movement. Its small, urbanized environment (with speed cams, stop cams, traffic cams) can be confining to folks that like wide open areas and don't like the idea of "big brother". Also, the cost of living, especially housing, is ridiculously high.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Biotech transitioning to larger Pharma culture and attempting to keep biotech identity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Large pipeline
    Opportunities for career growth
    Smart, capable people to work with
    Recognition and reward for hard work

    Cons

    Changing culture may subsume current identity (Evolution is still in process)
    Expectation that people work more than 40 hours a week
    Pay does not always feel commensurate with level of work

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of employees as individuals while dealing with business decisions that affect the company as a whole


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience working at MedImmune"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Intense but exciting."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to contribute to many projects. Sufficient resources to get work done efficiently.

    Cons

    Promotion timeline can be a bit slow.