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Updated 4 August 2018
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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
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Pros
  • "Work life balance was very good" (in 89 reviews)

  • "Great people- great benefits, lot of perks" (in 109 reviews)

Cons
  • "stressful to try to work/life balance" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Upper management has agenda that does not respect employees" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good people to work for"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Ludlow, England
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Ludlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people management, happy workforce

    Cons

    Not enough done to change the work sectors so work dried up.

    Advice to Management

    Look more into diversifying into other sectors.


  2. "Biogen"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    exciting pipeline, flexible work, benefits

    Cons

    Poor project management, work-life balance

  3. "Been working at Biogen for 5 years"

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

    I have been working at Biogen 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


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Can't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is ok (for now) but resources stretched because people are not being utilized effectively and not replaced when they leave. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Where to start..lack of vision, toxic work environment, Come here if you NEED a job. Don’t come here if you want to actually grow your career...doesn’t happen for the majority and definitely not in PO&T ...Sr. Management doesn’t think that competitive salaries are necessary to attract and retain talent so raises last year were 2% max.

    Advice to Management

    How can you advise management that doesn’t listen?


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry leading/very competitive base salary. Sales bonuses approximately 25% of salary at 100% to forecast. Very good benefits. Growing company with a relatively strong pipeline.

    Cons

    Attrition rates may be higher than the industry average.


  6. "school"

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    Former Freelancer - Community Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Freelancer - Community Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people, love the company.

    Cons

    No cons to list, very good.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Biogen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working @ Cambridge campus. Great culture, friendly environment, caring employees. Oh, and social hour on Thursdays!!!

    Cons

    Project work would often get mired down with red-tape. Some of their business system implementations overlapped without much foresight and communication. I think this has improved since I've been there

    Advice to Management

    Find inefficiencies in your business processes and invest in your people. Best wishes to Biogen!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, beurocracy and politics rule the company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very nice people, and atmosphere of acceptance.

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities. Senior management is not engaged, all work done in silos

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and get involved


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee engagement positive for the most part. Challenging and rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Culture started to change due to a series of changes and power struggles at management level.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Changing culture and not really for the best"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Weston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Weston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance but high expectations to be available at odd hours if a project demands it.
    Good benefits and fair compensation (aligns with industry)

    Cons

    Reorganizing and consulting company analyzing processes...how can you analyze something that is a moving target? People are constantly looking over their shoulder because they are paranoid about the next layoff which has been clearly coming based on CEO stating there is a goal to streamline processes and a consulting company analyzing processes that have been in a state of flux for a couple of years...

    Advice to Management

    You need to transparent because people don't trust the leadership anymore.