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Biogen Reviews

Updated 18 June 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance was very good" (in 86 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and competitive pay" (in 105 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 (4)

    "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Associate I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - QC Associate I 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

    This company provides decent pay and benefits and treats their employees well.

    Cons

    I have not seen any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who giving their full effort.


  4. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Local in-country team works well together.

    Cons

    Resourced very lean resulting in unsustainable pace of work.


  5. "Really friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    People are super nice and really considerate. It was a really relaxed and chill environment

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't much direction.


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biogen lives their values of diversity, inclusion, & caring deeply
    The science and work done here has real impact & is done in a responsible manner
    Great benefits

    Cons

    The culture & HR experience is very DIY which can be a challenge for introverted or younger employees
    Decision making is slow
    Transformation is constant and rarely given a chance to stick


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Going downhill but still better than most"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Nice Facility
    Lots of perks-onsite fitness center, free food on certain days

    Cons

    We seem to be concentrating on silly not value added things
    Lots of sneaky promotions based on "who you know"
    Culture has changed over the years and it is just not a happy work environment
    Lots of folks have lost motivation

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look at every department, the who you know makes up a large part of promotions. Get back to the core of what made Biogen successful and focus on that.
    There are departments and people who just play the political game but don't actually do work.

  8. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great company, competitive pay, amazing benefits, values work/life balance, flexible schedule, plenty of opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Too much management, disconnect between departments


  9. "research associate"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits for entry level

    Cons

    stressful to try to work/life balance


  10. "Tbm"

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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 leadership and company values

    Cons

    Lower salaries compared to competition

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries to competitors


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