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Biogen Reviews

Updated 7 July 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. "A great place to work"

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    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


  2. "research associate"

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    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

  3. "Tbm"

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    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


  4. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at no drama

    Cons

    I don’t have any right now

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Few opportunities for career development"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is great and the financial benefits are incredible.

    Cons

    I was very difficult to grow within the company. There were not a lot of opportunities afforded to those in more junior roles who were looking to expand their skills and move around in different groups. I ultimately had to leave to gain desired experience.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within rather than hiring from outside the company. Invest time and resources into all your employees and not just money.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "make up your mind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    The have good benefits and an hsa plan.

    Cons

    I havent had a raise in over 2 years. There have been way to many new owners for this company


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Biotech gone big corporate pharma"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit, big company resources
    Used to be an excellent innovative company, people culture used to be amazing
    Location

    Cons

    Corporate culture filled with red tape, nepotism, talent hindering, views employees as producers rather than human beings
    Too many new processes overlapping with the old, taking forever to get thing done and through the system

    Advice to Management

    Actually be clear and honest about the changes rather than just say so and keep silos casting a shadow across R&D

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Leadership/Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Baar, Zug (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Planner in Baar, Zug (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working employees. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Bullying mentality, lack of respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your leadership style. Start caring about your people and stop fighting amongst each other, it’s not a good example.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Too many individuals and politics, not enough team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Take on big challenges and meet unmet needs

    Cons

    The culture over the last few years is heading in the wrong direction. Too many people are looking out for themselves, instead of working together.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leader are not seen anymore. Past leaders would walk through the building and meet the people doing work. It now feels like big pharma


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company of Dedicated People Bringing Life-changing Therapies"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and intelligent people driving important high quality therapies to patients. Welcoming those who bring diversity of culture and perspective. Promotion of career growth through cross-training. Always looking at ways to improve the company and therapies for patients.

    Cons

    Difficulty breaking down silos between functions and organizations to promote sharing of information and experience. Occasionally creating uncertainty and re-org fatigue while trying to implement leaner processes. Rushing initiatives that are beneficial but at the cost of employee coordination and consistent processes.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize consistency in processes for bringing product to market. Making company improvement decisions crisp and without ambiguity and uncertainty.


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