Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated 11 November 2014
Updated 11 November 2014
233 Reviews
3.8
233 Reviews
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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Has really good benefits, promotes work/life balance, recognizes good performers (in 24 reviews)

  • Great benefits; really smart people that are great to work with (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of Leader communication, work-life balance non existent, un-realistic expectations (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management has lost touch with the common employees even though you are now located in Cambridge (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people and company going through a period of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate II in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate II in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Been working at Biogen for 5 years

    Current Employee - Manager in Maidenhead, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Maidenhead, England

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly competitive salary, good benefits, flexible working approach, some very nice people

    Cons

    Changing landscape, changing business model

  3.  

    Awesome benefits package!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits including time off and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Turning into good ole boys network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working culture, supportive colleagues, good learning experience and great benefits

    Cons

    becoming more bureaucratic over the years, scope of job is small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people better opportunities to grow, more feedback to direct reports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice work environment, employee benefit and work life balance. I felt deeply involved in the work I did. Great networking opportunity for those at the start of their careers.

    Cons

    Sometimes the IT group is slow in solving software issues. That's the only cons I experienced during my three-months internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Politically charged group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stock options and stock bonus

    Cons

    very political, and management cares about perception than reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect quality employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Partner in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Staffing Partner in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the reasons to work for biogen idec.

    Cons

    Could be difficult to claim the ladder internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Employer!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Really cares about the employees. Has really good benefits, promotes work/life balance, recognizes good performers

    Cons

    Sometimes politics exist between sites. Almost like there is a competition between this site and that site instead of seeing all of us as part of a whole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best Biotech companies to work for in the area

    Cons

    Training can be better streamlined

  11.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, challenging projects and products that make a meaningful difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Lots of work and little time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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