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I worked at Biogen Idec full-timePros
Fantastic people who are on the whole truly committed to what they are doing. There is real passion and desire to do the very best on most projects. Great workplace 'perks' such as free barista-style coffees and hot drinks, subsidised cantine and some great social events organised on site, such as free lunches once a month, fancy dress days and discounted cinema/theatre tickets.Cons
The company is currently going through a period of huge growth, so is moving from a small biotech to a medium/large biotech and is experiencing all the usual teething problems associated with this- lots of new people and products but without the infrastructure or processes to properly support the growth mean that things can feel a bit chaotic and disorganised. Mentalities and behaviours are slowly changing however, and many of the new people are making great changes and helping to future-proof the organisation.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Listen to/use the people you have spent such a long time hiring to get the very best out of them- some people have great ideas but they never come to fruition because they don't get the opportunity to work them through fully.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
2 people found this helpfulApplication Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Biogen Idec in October 2014.Interview Details
I applied online.
Shortly after, received a call from A talent acquistion rep and had a brief phone interview basically asking Why do you want to work here and why would you be a good fit.
Then got scheduled for an in-person interview (which was 1 week in advance).
The interview (2-personal panel) was 90% behavioral (i studied from the 8 interview questions stated on here, and none of those were asked), then about 10% of it was "why do you want to work here and why would you be a good fit." The interview lasted 30 minutes. No assessment/IT tests were taken.
I got a telephone call from Recruitment 4 hours after my interview "checking on how my interview went". Due to a Phone tag situation, I finally spoke to someone 2 days later who offered me the job.Interview QuestionsNegotiation Detailsno negotiation as I felt the starting wage was very fair.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
With its pipeline full of biotech drugs, Biogen Idec aims to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. The biotech giant is focused on developing treatments in the areas of immunology and neurology. Its product roster includes best-selling Avonex, a popular drug for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); Tysabri, a drug treatment for MS and Crohn's disease (developed with Elan); Rituxan, a monoclonal antibody developed jointly with Genentech that treats non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis; and Fumaderm, a psoriasis drug marketed in...