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Biogen Reviews

Updated 7 July, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance was very good" (in 86 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and competitive pay" (in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • "stressful to try to work/life balance" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Upper management has agenda that does not respect employees" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. "Great Mission, Poor Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding
    Mission is the right one

    Cons

    Employees are not a priority

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within
    Get rid of the bad apples

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - QC Associate I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - QC Associate I in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company provides decent pay and benefits and treats their employees well.

    Cons

    I have not seen any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who giving their full effort.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager Medical Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Benefits
    Location
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Toxic environment in the medical ops department
    Takes long to make decisions
    Needs to be more patient focus
    Processes are not set up for a mature company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees needs.


  5. "Support analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, great work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Sad to see so many talented people leaving such as from R&D It. The economy is good though. Not sure why they’re not working to keep the talent from leaving


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Local in-country team works well together.

    Cons

    Resourced very lean resulting in unsustainable pace of work.


  7. "Really friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    People are super nice and really considerate. It was a really relaxed and chill environment

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't much direction.

  8. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Biogen lives their values of diversity, inclusion, & caring deeply
    The science and work done here has real impact & is done in a responsible manner
    Great benefits

    Cons

    The culture & HR experience is very DIY which can be a challenge for introverted or younger employees
    Decision making is slow
    Transformation is constant and rarely given a chance to stick


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Going downhill but still better than most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Nice Facility
    Lots of perks-onsite fitness center, free food on certain days

    Cons

    We seem to be concentrating on silly not value added things
    Lots of sneaky promotions based on "who you know"
    Culture has changed over the years and it is just not a happy work environment
    Lots of folks have lost motivation

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look at every department, the who you know makes up a large part of promotions. Get back to the core of what made Biogen successful and focus on that.
    There are departments and people who just play the political game but don't actually do work.


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great company, competitive pay, amazing benefits, values work/life balance, flexible schedule, plenty of opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Too much management, disconnect between departments


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