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MedImmune Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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  • They support work life balance but it is not always easy to achieve (in 27 reviews)

  • since its growing quickly with AZ acquisition, lots of work to do (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Develop employees
    - Large teams with excellent morale
    - Facilities are top class
    - Excellent performance review procedures with bonus associated to them
    - Good chances to progress
    - Cutting edge science with world class scientists
    - Clear structure with graded levels
    - Social aspect is excellent with lots of team building days and nights out

    Cons

    - A little bit outside of Cambridge but there is a special bus

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Nice infrastructure. Resources available, but poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical Insurance, Good work culture, work from home option, Flexible,

    Cons

    Poor management, Promotion very difficult


  3. "Poor management structure and leadership."

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    Former Employee - N/A in Speke, England
    Former Employee - N/A in Speke, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company benefits but would rather be happy at a job than have a great pension scheme. Holidays are also decent that’s about it really.

    Cons

    Appraisal system was used inappropriately to destroy how hard people worked. Building a relationship with the senior team was nothing short of a challenge. Most senior managers and team leaders etc are technically brilliant but lack true leadership skills. To much of us and them attitude etc that lead to low morale and trust issues. Don’t go in with an open mind and think of changing anything you will get shot down fairly quickly, it’s not what you know it’s who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to unleash their potential and move forward instead of holding people back or destroying confidence..


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  5. "Scientist II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities. Benefit package very good, but salaries are not.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and 'who you know'.

    Advice to Management

    Improve yearly evaluation process .


  6. "Hit and miss"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and knowledgeable colleagues. Exciting projects.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of pressure and not very good work and life balance. The quality of managers varies wildly. You might be lucky. Or you may not!

    Advice to Management

    Train inexperienced managers and hold them to account. Try and improve work and life balance.


  7. "Great science, great working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 'Biotech' atmosphere. and a great place to work Lots of opportunities to engage with the scientific community and to share and also publish research.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for career development, often suggested you have to 'move on to move up'. Flattened hierarchical structure means it is difficult to gain management experience required for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities to gain management experience to allow for career development.


  8. "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a free commuter bus to cambridge train station.

    Cons

    You are micromanaged by managers with very little global pharmaceutical experience. Its a company culture where there is little to none opportunity to be promote and develop your career.

    Advice to Management

    You need to clean out your weak management team.


  9. "physician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Biotech culture, Invest in people

    Cons

    cultural change after the takeover by AstraZeneca


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but uncompetitive salaries"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility; good benefits, work atmosphere

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate employee pay or you will loose people


  11. "Senior Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Good Environment and good relationship whit colleagues, good facilities and OK benefits

    Cons

    Very difficult to get promotions or salary increases.


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