Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 19 August, 2014
Updated 19 August, 2014
98 Reviews

4.0
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
Leonard S. Schleifer
74 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance in my department (in 7 reviews)

  • well work-life balance, good salary and benefits, good work environment, supportive colleagues, (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Not viable in the long run considering the cost of living in Westchester County, NY (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management are in an ivory tower looking down on their peons (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fast Growing Company with an overall friendly attitude

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rensselaer, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Upwardly bound company. Information on significant decisions are shared with employees on a regular basis. Opportunity to communicate questions / concerns available to Sr. Management readily available.

    Cons

    Fairness is weak during review process. Must be with company 12 months before able to apply for other positions within company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-level Management should be required to take HR training and learn the skills necessary to interact and guide subordinates effectively, professionally, and fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been working here for less than a year and the people are helpful and create a good working environment

    Cons

    More communication is needed but overall great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Stimulating, high paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great science, fantastic minds, strong drive

    Cons

    Too lean at times, planning sacrificed to feverish momentum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The salaries were recently increased in the research area. The facility is nice and reasonably new.

    Cons

    The review system and promotions result in a lot of negativity. The point system really relates to how many years in that position rather than how well you work. The promotions are mostly done by time in the position also meaning that those that perceive themselves as hard-workers get de-motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ways to identify harder workers or those who go above and beyond would improve moral.
    A change in the promotion system is required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great industry experience for coming right out of college/grad school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate I  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The science is definitely innovative
    - Higher management puts effort in getting to know employees
    - Fast-paced environment
    - Relative ease of communication

    Cons

    - For the physical amount of energy put into projects/experiments, little recognition is given
    - Obvious cultural divide
    - Learning curve is expected to be met quite quickly while hitting a ceiling is just as fast
    - Lack of respect for time
    - Fast growth of company seems to be taking a hard hit in terms of program management capabilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - For some people, talking in a different language may make it easier to communicate, but there has to be a limit (i.e. managers conversing in a different language to certain employees does not seem professional)
    - Need to spread projects better and create more realistic time frames instead of projects assigned yesterday due the day before yesterday - address respect for a person's time
    - Accountability for projects that require higher priority (i.e. group members regardless of seniority should be held accountable and held to higher expectations)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Pharma - Big Fail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The salaries are decent and the benefits are good. You could get lost for hours and nobody would never know you went missing. Nice facility and the building has a shuttle to and from Metro-North. You can always find free food from some lunch meeting (that's if you like picked-over food.)

    Cons

    The company doesn't have their act together. Agenda's aren't produced for meetings until 5 minutes prior to start time. If you're an Admin, don't consider this your job life. The assistants are treated like garbage. Very slow interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better dental plan; it's amazing how all the other benefits are good but the dental is the worst. Managers should go through a training program. Everyone should be treated equal, it's amazing what people get away with working there.
    Work/Life balance is promoted here. However, you figure out that doesn't exist after being an employee within the first five minutes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, flexible culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of parties, and great stock options.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More trainings for managers to become leaders. They are great at their work, but not always at leading the group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ophthalmology Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The overall working atmosphere is great, worked with some highly intelligent people, very enthusiastic about teaching you. The company throws many events to improve morale as well as reputation.

    Cons

    Working with chemicals and animals, there is some risk involved. Also while most of the people there are great, there are some that aren't but that's something you find in every place.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The relationship between the RA and PIs is not satisfactory...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing fast.

    Cons

    Management is not the best. It seems that in the research field is hard to advance without a PhD. RAs are not treated well or given credit for their work. They should have some kind of mandatory training for managers so they can learn how to interact with people; they don't get management or social skills from a PhD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to advance in the research field.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing company

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

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Their eye drug Eylea made billions last year so the Regeneron finally has some cash to bring their salaries to industry average. It has a flat structure with authentic people and management are directly involved in the actual work other than politics.

    In recent year the company has been trying to build a casual and innovative culture.

    Cons

    It is slowly transitioning from a small biotech to a mid-sized company but the managers are still running their departments like a startup and do things "their own ways". Some managers lack people skills and were only promoted their current position because of their seniority.

    In some departments lower level employes do not have offices and cubicles and are asked to sit next to small tables next to each other. Some sit in half-walled cubicles with managers siting in the same rooms making you feel being constantly watched.

    Company tries to build a innovative and fun culture from the top but is not very well executed at department level because they are run by senior management who still do things the old ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is physically expanding and the late-stage pipelines are getting more complex. You can no longer run the company in the pre-Elyea way and need to bring top-tier people immediately from the industry to run the departments like the rest of the industry does.

    But in order to attract high caliber people you need to have good infrastructures where people feel safe, trusted, and comfortable; good compensations to survive the high cost of living in Westchester, and modern management philosophies that make each person feel respected and valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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