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Biogen Idec Reviews

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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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    Top notch benefits including excellent healthcare, subsidized cafeteria with fantastic healthy food selection, etc. Great management, encourage employees to share ideas and contribute creatively


    Bureaucracy, hard to get things done sometimes.

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Biogen Idec Interviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
Updated Aug 16, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Pharmaceutical Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Biogen Idec in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by third party recruiter who set up a telephone screening interview. A couple of telephone interviews followed as the manager was in a different province and due to fast-paced timing could not meet in person. They were on an unrealistic timeframe for hiring, but as such moved very quickly and invited me to Toronto for an array of in person interviews with HR, hiring manager, CEO, etc. To meet their schedule I took the red-eye and flew overnight from Western Canada. Process was well handled and interviews went well and the company seemed very adaptable and fast acting. However, they then took weeks to call me back and did so only to ask for another telephone interview and five minutes before this interview they informed the recruiter that this interview was for a different position. After that there was no further follow-up and they did not return calls to the recruiter. I know someone else who was left completely hanging with absolutely no follow-up after travelling to Toronto for interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Develop a 30-60-90 day plan. I thought they would ask specific questions, but when I got there they just asked me to present the plan and barely said anything.   Answer Question
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Biogen Idec Awards and Accolades

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Top Employer, Science Magazine, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (BIIB)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Unknown

With its pipeline full of biotech drugs, Biogen Idec aims to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. The biotech giant is focused on developing treatments in the areas of immunology and neurology. Its product roster includes best-selling Avonex, a popular drug for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); Tysabri, a drug treatment for MS and Crohn's disease (developed with Elan); Rituxan, a monoclonal antibody developed jointly with Genentech that treats non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis; and Fumaderm, a psoriasis drug marketed in... More

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