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Biogen Reviews

Updated 19 April 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance was very good (in 83 reviews)

  • Great benefits, work life balance (in 104 reviews)

Cons
  • Maintaining a great work-life balance is your own responsibility (in 42 reviews)

  • Upper management has agenda that does not respect employees (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "ABM"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biogen in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Biogen in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, resources, balance, co workers

    Cons

    Culture and limited development opportunity

    Advice to Management

    N A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cultural and Behaviour management needed"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in Zug (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in Zug (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a strong history of biotechnology innovation. People often work with a patient focus and will do overtime to support a cause

    Cons

    Bad processes and technology platforms make work tedious for many. You have cultural bias and often bad behaviours are rewarded

    Advice to Management

    To evoke change, poor people managers need to be addressed. Manager's who threaten employees should be coached and HR and upper management should listen to the issues and not blame those highlighting concerns

  3. Helpful (3)

    "The company is not what it once was"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Zug (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Zug (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and bonus. There are some really nice people and hard workers.

    Cons

    Constant reorganisations and team restructuring

    Threats from upper management.

    Manipulative managers who appease their counterparts and their managers just to make it easier for themselves and not for their team.

    Opportunities for growth depends on your manager, so what's offered by the company may not be realised if your manager does not support it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making threats and listen to what people are saying. When people are giving you feedback take it as constructive criticism and do not use it against the person.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great people throughout the company. Good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    There tends to be a lot of who you know not what you know in certain groups. As with most companies benefits have decreased but are still better than most.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Bio tech IV"

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

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    This is by far the best company I've worked for. Many perks.

    Cons

    To many snowflakes. People in management that have zero people skills. Employees need to be rotated around to reduce stagnation and homesteading.

    Advice to Management

    Train your department managers how to deal with internal conflicts.


  6. Helpful (19)

    "Decade+ within organization"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Weston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Weston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biogen is an Innovative company, has a strong commitment to science; offers generous benefits; and places a premium on employee safety.

    Cons

    High degree of instability; CEO is a tyrant and has diverted the organization from its traditional mission; Biogen used to be a rewarding place to work and fostered an environment that welcomed new ideas; under current CEO, employees live in constant fear and survival seems to be the sole focus.

    Advice to Management

    Return to traditional Biogen values; get rid of CEO.


  7. "Great place to work with"

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

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, great scientific knowledge

    Cons

    inter change jobs is hard

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Come for the perks, stay for the chaos"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, strategy, coherent career development


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Very unstable company"

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

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, near the red line, good benefits, free parking

    Cons

    Missed up strategy, treate their employees really bad, people get layed off in less than a year for no legit reasons

    Advice to Management

    Focus and treat your employees better


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's OK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Salary, work-life balance. Direct supervisor is really supportive.

    Cons

    Changing HR policies toward tuition reimbursement, work from home benefits. Infrastructure not caught up with company size. Little room for advancement.


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