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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
Michel Vounatsos
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Industry leading/very competitive base salary. Sales bonuses approximately 25% of salary at 100% to forecast. Very good benefits. Growing company with a relatively strong pipeline.

    Cons

    Attrition rates may be higher than the industry average.

    Biogen2018-07-31
  2. Helpful (10)

    "Sad to See What Biogen has Become"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and history - although both are in the rear view mirror. The turnover rate a the company is significant.

    Cons

    Current leadership or lack of. The organization has gone from a collaborative open culture to a my way or the highway philosophy. The result is people are doing what they are told not what they think is right. Those that choose to lead with what they believe in are quickly shown the door.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your diversity - too much Merck and too little respect for the institutional knowledge the organization has.

    Biogen2018-12-07
  3. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    The people, half day Fridays, and Thursday lunches

    Cons

    The people and culture changed over time.

    Biogen2016-04-11
  4. "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Scientist 

      I have been working at Biogen full-time

      Pros

      Great Company, Great Culture, good work life balance

      Cons

      Cannot think of any cons

      Advice to Management

      No advice

      Biogen2019-04-18
    • "Great company!"

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      Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Biogen full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      This is a great company to work for!

      Cons

      Seems to be a lot of lay-offs recently.

      Biogen2019-04-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Perks... Poor Compensation"

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      Current Employee - Associate Scientist II in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Culture, social hour, benefits, and great support for scientific work

      Cons

      Compensation, compensation, compensation, red-tape policies

      Advice to Management

      Pay your people more!

      Biogen2019-04-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "excellent benefits"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Biogen full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      excellent benefits and culture at company

      Cons

      politics at upper management level. Some managers provide career development opportunities

      Biogen2019-04-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Dead End"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Biogen full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Great people, culture, benefits. Work-life balance. Diverse work environment.

      Cons

      Incompetent CEO, never present, and the people he hires don't really care about their staff, company values, and they don't communicate. The company is moving in the wrong direction and the opportunity to grow, develop and get promoted is almost non-existent. Even if you are exceptional, you are most likely not given a chance. The company is constantly loosing their best people to other competitors. 2% annual merit...

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      Advice to Management

      Upper management constantly asks managers to fix the problems they have created based on surveys given to employees. They ARE the problem and they need to realize it.

      Biogen2019-04-03
    • "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Patient Service Representative 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Benefits are great especially healthcare and 401k.

      Cons

      Manage better listen to your employees

      Biogen2019-03-27
    • "Science-driven company with pioneering portfolio in neuroscience"

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      Current Employee - R&D in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Biogen full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Innnovative pipeline for patients with serious neurological disorders Passionate, smart, energized people Strong and inspiring mission to be pioneers in neuroscience Clear goals and values

      Cons

      Can be siloed sometimes, need to actively collaborate across functions

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work!

      Biogen2019-03-24
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