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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Rensselaer Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Rensselaer, NY

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
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  • Sometimes can be a difficult work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Company expansion comes with growing pains (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "QC Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - QC Analyst II in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good Benefit, 401K, health insurance, Lifeel insurance, Bonus is great, shift differential, stock option.

    Cons

    You can work and forget your family.

    Advice to Management

    The Management is great, They listen to their employees and they fighting employee to have work and life balance.


  2. "Temp QC Analyst I"

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    Current Contractor - Temp QC Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Contractor - Temp QC Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean Working Environment
    Honor System as opposed to being micromanaged

    Cons

    As a contractor through an agency, you get NOTHING regular Regeneron employees get even though you do the same job, work the same amount of hours (with OT) etc. You automatically get paid less, are forced to wear an obnoxious orange colored badge created to draw attention to you, are not included in most company events, don't get paid for holidays, little things like not being allowed free ice cream, t shirts/souvenirs, denied entry to informative meetings, blocked from many aspects of the website etc. It's just plain ridiculous. I wouldn't advise anyone to work here as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    STOP HIRING CONTRACTORS! FILL YOUR POSITIONS WITH LONG TERM EMPLOYEES. The turn over is unnecessary.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "QC +"

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    Former Employee - QC Scientist in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - QC Scientist in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing Company
    Great Management (in some departments)

    Cons

    Growing Company
    Piss-Piss Poor Management (in some departments)

    Advice to Management

    The worst place I have ever worked from a QC standpoint. People are left to "define" their own sphere of influence. The poor workers in IOP's (and others) who have to deal with some QC people should be "Sainted".


  4. Helpful (2)

    "proofreader"

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    Former Contractor - Proofreader in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Contractor - Proofreader in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    high hourly wage, new faciity

    Cons

    poor or no training, brainiacs who can't teach or guide new workers who have tons of experience and transferrable skills, worker faulted for loss of work time when computer was not working for hours at a time

    Advice to Management

    hire trainers; don't entrust science and computer wizards with training people who really want to go temp to perm but are left to flounder


  5. "Great Place to Start!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Manufacturing in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Manufacturing in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hiring of recent college grads is common
    Employees are treated great
    Good pay, great benefits
    Many perks to working here (Free breakfast on Fridays, many local discounts)
    Opportunities for OT

    Cons

    Ever expanding company so there are some growing pains like moving your desk often
    Depending on your role, your work/life balance can be either great or very bad
    Parking is not always convenient, but the construction of a parking garage is fixing this

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow individuals to grow and find their niche within the company


  6. "QC Analyst"

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    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - QC Analyst in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company values employees.
    Good pay for entry level employees.
    Great training programs.

    Cons

    Company expansion comes with growing pains.


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great workforce and overall culture.

    Cons

    Growing pains leading to burn outs.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in efficiency of operations.

  8. "Great internship program!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Rensselaer, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The internship program is great. I learned a lot from interning at Regeneron. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to help if you have any questions.
    Great food, great company culture, clean facilities.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working as an intern at Regeneron in Rensselaer, NY.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Temporary only"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good scientific rigor
    Bland
    Tries to make a difference

    Cons

    No direction
    One trick pony - innovation
    If you like low sodium Saltines, this place is it!
    Group Think Factory - innovation
    Try to Stay ethical and legal

    Advice to Management

    Deliver products to patients or go innovate on your own dime.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Rensselaer is a disaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company pays well, has good benefits, and promotes quickly. If you can get into a department that doesn't directly support manufacturing (i.e. HR or continuous improvement) you are likely to reap the benefits the company has to offer, the rest are the ones doing the bulk of the work for the company without the free breakfasts and events.

    Cons

    The turnover in manufacturing is constant resulting in promotions in less than a year of working with the company. Within three years a 25 year old can be an associate manager. This has resulted in unprofessional and untrained management. The management doesn't know how to differentiate the desire to be friends with their reports versus delegating and managing them.

    Across departments individuals are backdating and forging peers initial and dates on documents. HR and management brush these actions under the rug rather than taking care of the problem.

    Despite concerns about lack of breaks in manufacturing, management seems to alleviate none of these issues. It takes an employee being gravely injured to allow the other employees a lunch or water break from the clean room. Health and safety issues are constantly brought to management, HR, and EHS. Issues like no breaks for 10 hour shifts, rusting equipment, and hoses leaking 10N NaOH are constantly ignored.

    The culture of the company has diminished. They no longer seem concerned with a person's personality fitting with the Regeneron 5, just the need to rapidly fill hundreds of positions at a site that is at max capacity. Individuals are trained poorly, pushed to off-shift positions with limited guidance and scolded for any mistakes made.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns, before individuals get hurt worse than they already have been.


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