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Biogen Reviews

Updated 23 September 2018
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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. "Great people and company going through a period of change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate II in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate II in Maidenhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen 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 Management

    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.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pioneers in Neuroscience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    great people and great science, requires specific personalities - if you are attract by pioneer work - you are at the right place with Biogen

    Cons

    high degree of responsiblity in all positions - hard work but truly inspiring

    Advice to Management

    empower your people as much as you can!


  4. "Project manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Welfare overall and bonus

    Cons

    Not transparent in company decision


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic environment, stay away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, perks, happy hour, location.

    Cons

    Had a manager who had no idea of people management. She was a new manager not much experienced. No matter what I did or how long I worked she wouldn’t be happy. Perhaps it was my accent or background. She wouldn’t recognize my work. She would steal ideas and work from me and present to her manager as if they were coming straight from her. No recognition. No teamwork. The environment was toxic. Everyone had their favorites didn’t matter what you did. constant cost cutting, reorg, lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    stop playing favoritism. acknowledge the work. understand team dynamics. provide training on management.


  6. "statistician"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    nice working surroundings, social events

    Cons

    things could be slow, hard to move up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexibility, modern office building

    Cons

    The place is a white boys and girls club. Don’t waste your time and energy working here if you’re a person of color. You will always be on the outside looking in. Going blonde will help you more in this company than a second degree.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, hard to advance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career wise.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the hardworking employees and give them the promotion they have earned.


  9. "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    They have Great benefits and flexible

    Cons

    Commute and tio many layers if management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Networking events were regularly scheduled to encourage employee relations

    Cons

    higher level employees have little regard for lower level employees


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