Biogen Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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3.6
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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
Michel Vounatsos
143 Ratings
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Owner in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Biogen has great benefits and great products

    Cons

    Biogen needs to look at innovative ways too meet the needs of physicians

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Proceed with open eyes"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products with motivated and talented employees.

    Cons

    Lately there has been unable management at the senior levels with a lot of turnover.

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  4. Helpful (11)

    "Sad to See What Biogen has Become"

    1.0
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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.

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  5. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Quality 

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Investment in their employees, they stay upto date with technology and resources, and they are big on the social aspect of things by ensuring employee events and gatherings.

    Cons

    Not many to think of, the one thing is just having a more solid plan of growth within a role or group, the visibility will help.

  7. "Good to join this company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in China, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Much hope for future development and great potential to be a giant MNC

    Cons

    Not much space for promotion here

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  8. "good company to work for."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hoddesdon, East of England, England

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    caring staff and management that are really good to work with.

    Cons

    working with food waste which can be very dirty

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Biogen has turned a career into a calling"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Commercial Lead in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Transparency from management at all levels. Clear expectations. Smart hires make for great coworkers. Professionalism across the organization. Ability and encouragement to express opinions up the chain of command. Superb HR training and guidelines. Clarity of purpose and a tangible mission to serve people living with neurodegenerative diseases. Best place I have ever worked.

    Cons

    The company is large enough to sometimes struggle with quick action and agility; a little like an aircraft carrier turning hard to port. A conservative regulatory philosophy, undoubtedly more conservative than our competitors.

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "A good company on the brink of change"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The science and the people are great and Biogen may be the first to launch an Alzheimer's drug and the company is going to change. The company seems to be ready for the transition but needs to set a clearer strategy and focus on execution. The company often feels good ideas are more important than their effective execution, so it will be interesting to see how Biogen adapts. Overall, good leadership and good science and great people. Still a meritocracy. A good response to COVID, too.

    Cons

    Typical bureaucracy, but they're aware of the problem. Some politics too, but what's everywhere.

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