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Biogen Reviews

Updated 11 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance was very good" (in 88 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and competitive pay" (in 107 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 (1)

    "Great place in the right group"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. People development taken seriously.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and it is increasing over time.

    Advice to Management

    Work to close the gap between upper management and individual contributors.


  2. "Excellent environment with excellent benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits package can not be beat. Work life balance was very good.

    Cons

    Depending on department, upward movement is more difficult and moves were lateral. But this was not common and always being addressed in employee surveys

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Validation Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people, Good Pay, Great benefits.

    Cons

    No chance for promotion. Really.

    Advice to Management

    Value the veteran work force, stop promoting the employees who are good at interviewing only.


  4. "Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs"

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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

    Culture, Benefits, Pipeline, Patient centric

    Cons

    No cons to share at the moment


  5. Helpful (3)

    "HR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues and cross functional collaboration

    Cons

    Senior management at C-level.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative spirit. Therapies are interesting and support a real patient need.

    Cons

    Too much politics, lack of clear decision making, reorganizations happen all the time


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Slowly moving out of Cambridge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great and historically the salaries have been as well. Everyone works well together in a team atmosphere and there is very little in fighting. Managers do not silo their departments.

    Cons

    Decision making has slowed down in the non-R&D areas since the Michel has taken over as CEO and Paul as head of Operations. It is apparent the organization is slowly moving all non-R&D jobs out of Cambridge but need to get to a point of critical mass in the new locations to be able to make the full transition. These plans have created a culture of paralysis within the other areas of the organization which impacts efficient decision making.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Long time employee- take the good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Employees are all smart and tend to care about what they are doing; they are also friendly and fun to work with (at least in RTP).

    Cons

    Fast-paced. Either quick to make bad decisions or extremely slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Choose priorities; don't act on everything.


  9. "Biotech"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hillerød (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Hillerød (Denmark)

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

    Pros

    good work environment, nice people

    Cons

    it is not located in copenhagen


  10. "Pros + cons of Biogen"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director Medical Affairs in Zug (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Associate Director Medical Affairs in Zug (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional colleagues, flexible working times, ability to shape/ expand your role

    Cons

    Requires ability to navigate in an environment of ambiguity and rapid change

    Advice to Management

    Keep exciting people about the transformational potential of the pipeline


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