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Biogen Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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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 (11)

    "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. "good"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    good place to work in

    Cons

    none at the moment. nice place

    Biogen2019-07-08
  5. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities for career growing

    Biogen2019-06-26
  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunity for growth, innovative

    Cons

    Frequent Change and reorgs, turnover

    Biogen2019-06-20
  7. "Prior in neurology line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Biogen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Professional, friendly, resilience and target oriented

    Cons

    Too many areas to monitor

    Biogen2019-06-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Expect Constant Inconsistency"

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    Current Employee - RTP 

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, deliveries can be made for lunch instead of cafeteria.

    Cons

    Getting our 2019 Performance Measure in June 2019 is simply not right. We've already worked half the year. Too many people are giving direction and unfortunately not one is the same. So many misdirects . Why make improvements for the sake of changing the name of the same task so that so and so is promoted ? Or better yet- why make an "improvement" from an old process ? Sadly, know when working here non direction...

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    Advice to Management

    Instead of listening to your employees, you are having meetings about how to improve employee relations. You interview , hire ,promote those who another Supervisor/ Manager knows, or is related to..very much a who you know . It is surprising the HR turns the other cheek regarding and hires, or approves a family member to act in higher level in same group as other family member. PLEASE STOP NEPOTISM. Treat each individual...

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    Biogen2019-07-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Executive Leadership; Poor HR organization; Risk Averse"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; good comp; great co-workers who truly believe in doing the right things and working on solutions together but don't feel empowered by leadership; flexible schedule & opportunity to work from home in most areas; summer hours (1/2 day Friday); commuter benefits;

    Cons

    Promotion is rare; weak leadership - constantly shifting priorities, unclear governance that leads to 11th hour changes and constant revisiting of decisions; politics at upper management levels; culture has changed in recent years to make you feel more like a number and less of an individual - may be result of influx of Big Pharma executives;

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people at the individual contributor and middle management level who are doing the work more - take a cue from the Japanese auto industry and empower and listen to us on potential solutions to problems; the organization has so much untapped potential because the people really care about what they're doing but we don't seem to have a voice; you give us good benefits but you don't make us feel truly valued...

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    Biogen2019-06-27
  10. "Great Place to Work!"

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      Current Employee - Supervisor in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

      Pros

      Benefits, growth opportunities, great people

      Cons

      None at this time - very glad to work here

      Biogen2019-06-12
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