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MedImmune Washington DC Reviews

Updated July 27, 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)

    "Rewarding work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Total compensation is top notch (base pay, differential, and annual bonus). The company is willing to invest in not only equipment but their employees. Management follows through and limits surprises. They try to be as transparent as possible which I respect. Integrity is very important at this company and they actually try to get to the root cause of any issue rather then place blame on their employee's. Everyone I ever worked with there were absolute professionals who really showed passion for what they do.

    Cons

    The Frederick facility needs to mimic the Gaithersburg site( i.e. fitness center and cafeteria).

    Advice to Management

    The management team is top notch at FMC. This is objective as they received a first time go during their PAI for commercial approval.


  2. "Good company, nice people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good biotech culture, management that cares about their employees

    Cons

    A bit disorganized over key deliverables, need to have a more focused effort

    Advice to Management

    Focused

  3. "Fantastic Company"

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Intern in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Beautiful Campus
    - Smart Coworkers
    - Friday Happy Hours
    - Ability to make a difference

    Cons

    - Very large company, so you need to make yourself known

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "Intern-Hourly"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great overall experience! Definitely was able to grow my personal network along with learning a lot about my field of interest. Paid Holidays!

    Cons

    There are no cons that come to mind!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the wonderful intern program.


  5. "great place for students"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lab, people, enviroment, ethics, food

    Cons

    can not provide any bad sides


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, good benefits

    Cons

    Work and life not balanced in some departments. Not all but some managers are very rude and immature. Can read most employees faces how stressful they are without talking. The worst place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Please upper managements, let the managers also be rated by the employees. So you will know if they really deserve their positions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, high morale, great pay and benefits. Smart colleagues. Some groups have great managers, others not so much. Moving around in the organization is possible. Promotions are hard to get.

    Cons

    Ever present sense that you could lose your job based on the quarterly performance of the oncology portfolio drugs.

    Advice to Management

    Get the layoffs done and move on.

  8. "Cool science, nice people - but high stress"

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    Former Intern - Internship in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Intern - Internship in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MedImmune as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed being treated like a member of the team even though I was only an intern. I had a lot of independence and felt like I got a real taste of what industry R&D is like (fast-paced, lots of multitasking, results-driven).

    Cons

    I felt somewhat exploited as I was paid a significantly lower wage than most other interns. I got the sense that at least in my department, everyone was under a ton of pressure to perform, although our goals were not focused. The manager I worked under seemed to be taking a shotgun approach to science (try everything and see what works, rather than being more selective and allowing more for in-depth experiments). As an intern I probably should have been put on an existing project with a mentor, but instead was asked to come up with my own project and work alone with minimal training provided and no one specific to report to in the lab who could help me with technical issues (or even just show me around). This ended up being pretty stressful and isolating, and therefore I was less productive than I could have been.

    Advice to Management

    Have a formal management plan for interns - don't leave them to fend for themselves. I would have had a much better experience if I hadn't felt so isolated from my peers in the lab. Reporting to a VP was nice in some respects, but without a research mentor it took much longer to get up to speed and accomplish anything worthwhile.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, research and science

    Cons

    lack of traditional business infrastructure and process


  10. Helpful (3)

    "2nd shift"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working the night shift means you are exposed to less politics so it is less stressful and has overtime pay plus differential

    Cons

    Reporting of time has recently changed to reduce overtime pay but hours have not. Essentially you are getting less for the same amount of work. Many people have left the company for this reason alone.

    Advice to Management

    Consider those who do the work, If compensation is to change, the work load should change as well


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