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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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132 Ratings

    Great people and company going through a period of change

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate II in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate II in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time


    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.


    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.

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    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.

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Biogen Idec Interviews

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014

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    Area Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)
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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Biogen Idec.

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    This interview had to be the most odd interview that I have ever had. I had a phone screen and then flew out of state for the first face to face interview.

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Biogen Idec Awards and Accolades

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Top Employer, Science Magazine, 2012
Top Employer, Science Magazine, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (BIIB)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

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... More

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