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Biogen Overview

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Cambridge, MA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1978
Company - Public (BIIB)
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen today has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and is at the forefront of research into new medicines for neurological and ... Read more

Mission: We are focused on areas with the potential to have the most impact and benefit for patients worldwide, developing life-changing treatments for people suffering from devastating conditions. Driven to improve patients’ lives, our research and development efforts are ... Read more

Biogen Reviews

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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
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    Former Employee - Clinical in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Clinical in Maidenhead, England
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and package is highly competitive; Great science; Great people; flexible working; lovely offices.

    Cons

    Culture was the best thing about Biogen when I started; sadly declining rapidly as hiring more detached management style at the top. Pipeline constraints - but they have been there before and no doubt will find a way to recover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on the task to grow without falling into the pitfalls of "big pharma" - ensure employees feel valued.

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Biogen Photos

Biogen photo of: In the Community Lab, local students come to Biogen for hands-on science experience
Biogen photo of: Biogen scientists work to better understand diseases for which there are no or inadequate treatments, and create novel medicines that benefit individuals afflicted by those diseases
Biogen photo of: Biogen's focus on sustainability is exemplified with terrariums in the Smart Energy display in Global Headquarters
Biogen photo of: An example of a collaboration space in use
Biogen photo of: The lobby of Global Headquarters highlights the pipeline, visionary scientists, the company's history, and more
Biogen photo of: A view of the work environment in the Phillip A. Sharp Building, Global Headquarters
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Biogen Interviews

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zug (Switzerland)
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Biogen (Zug (Switzerland)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied for the role using an internal referral. The recruiter was outsourced (to IBM) and sitting in a different country. Confirmed receipt of the application and wrote "we will review and get back to you asap". A-S-A-P - as in: 3-months-later-with-two-follow-up-e-mails-from-the-candidate-and-still-no-answer-while-position-was-reposted-online-twice-since".
    Enough said? Not even basic etiquette in dealing with candidates. And obviously Recruiting or all of HR is shipped off to a not so motivated external service provider. FAIL.
    Connections at Biogen internally told me while this is frustrating, it is a completely normal experience with their HR.... Seems to be confirmed by a number of reviews here on Glassdoor. Awful candidate management!

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Company Updates

  • At Biogen, we pledge to minimize our impact on the environment. Learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ9Cl

  • We're proud to again be among the Top Green Companies in the U.S./World via Newsweek ‪2016 Green Rankings http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIqY2

    Green 2016

    The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance.

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Biogen Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, U.S. Disability Equality Index (DEI), 2017
  • Ranked #1 (3-way tie) on best companies to work for to have an impact on the world, Business Insider, 2016
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