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Biogen Associate Scientist I Reviews

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits & insurance options.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.


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    "Associate Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Up to date technology, good benefits and vacation, decent pay, decent cafeteria and gym.

    Cons

    Coming in as a contractor it can take a long time to go from contractor to FTE. Often it seemed as if there was no rhyme or reason to promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with the people below you. Make and effort to show your employees you care. Hire and give promotions based on work and attitude rather than seemingly randomly.


  3. "Great exposure to cutting-edge technology"

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    Current Contractor - Associate Scientist I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Contractor - Associate Scientist I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and ethics among employees

    Cons

    Not faced any issues so far


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    "Great company, wish I could stay"

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    Current Contractor - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Contractor - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Provides plenty of scientific seminars to attend
    -Weekly social hour with free food and drinks
    -Great people
    -Cafeteria food is pretty good
    -Starbucks on site

    Cons

    -Doesn't do much visa sponsorship (I am a citizen but others I worked with have been shafted)


  6. "excellent"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive, excellent work culture, good opportunities for career growth and a nice blend of work and fun. overall a good place to work

    Cons

    not much of the downsides i think of as far as working in my department. but may be more competitive salary.

    Advice to Management

    to be more competitive compared to other biotech companies in offering salaries and benefits, take quick decisions related to projects and pipelines


  7. "Great dynamic, young culture, friendly environment."

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As the title says, the people there are fantastic. The company itself focuses a lot on making sure their employees are happy whether it is having fitness fairs, cheap gym membership, health food fairs, summer hours (where you work an extra hour M-Th and then get to take a half day on Friday), etc. The culture is young and dynamic. Overall a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    They tend to hire mainly contract workers instead of full time workers, and transitioning from contract to regular employee takes a lot of diligence and only happens rarely. Summer hours also do not apply to some departments such as Process Development.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have much to say about the management style. I did experience some level of micro-managing during my stint there, but that's about it.