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Biogen Research Associate Reviews

Updated 6 May 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate - Chemistry in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate - Chemistry in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    money money money money money

    Cons

    no job security cut throat


  2. "Senior research associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedoms to excel and advance technologies applicable to department goals

    Cons

    Too many clock watchers, no incentives


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, invigorating scientific efforts

    Cons

    upper management in extreme disarray

    Advice to Management

    stop reorganizing every 2-3 years


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    "Superb - Despite Recent layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Clinton, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Clinton, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research culture is excellent. Scientists are excellent and well managed

    Cons

    Other than a completely confused CFO not understanding the pharma market and Biogen's current sales, this company is a superb place to be.


  6. "Research associate"

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    Current Contractor - Research Associate II in Providence, RI (US)
    Current Contractor - Research Associate II in Providence, RI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good smart hard working people. social hour on Thursdays, plenty of support and care from management. Free coffee

    Cons

    hard to get full time status from contract. Parking is not paid for contractors. a lot of busy work sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Hire people from within before going to an outside unproven source. Even with high recommendations from my hire up's other departments were more apt to go with an outside source with less experience and a similar degree.


  7. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Weston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Weston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    People are hardworking, company is doing well.

    Cons

    Work is a bit the same everyday and not much perks


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Patient Services"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate/Patient Care Coordinator in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate/Patient Care Coordinator in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good cafe, have tons of freebies.Great PTO and Sick Time. Great sabbatical program. Great building and Great Company

    Cons

    The VP's think we don't have a outside life. Their is no work life balance. You are easy brain washed with the company.

    Advice to Management

    To at least care about the employees feelings and sometimes ask for our advice and at least see how we feel and think.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome place to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice people, helpful people, good friendly environment, good pay, good paid holidays. The health plan is very good. Not a bad place to be in at all.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be hostility among people based on who you are dealing with. Most of them are good though. Senior management sometimes is kind of out of touch with what you are doing. Company is full of people with Indian and Chinese origin and that can cause "clicks" to form.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the company a lot more.


  10. "biogen is an active company"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    biogen is an active company

    Cons

    commute to biogen takes time

    Advice to Management

    it is good management


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Biogen Idec is a great place to work and focused on breaking new grounds in biomanufacturing."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biogen Idec is a steadily growing company with a good reputation for how they treat employees. They have a well rounded benefits package to go with a solid salary. A great place to gain experience as long as you pursue the interests.

    Cons

    There are few cons to working at Biogen Idec. It is a high stress environment that pushes the boundaries when scheduling work. If you are looking for a laid back schedule that takes time going through the low level details I would not suggest coming here.