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Biogen Reviews

Updated 23 September, 2018
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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos
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Pros
  • "Work life balance was very good" (in 89 reviews)

  • "Great people- great benefits, lot of perks" (in 109 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 Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Biogen full-time (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 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pioneers in Neuroscience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    great people and great science, requires specific personalities - if you are attract by pioneer work - you are at the right place with Biogen

    Cons

    high degree of responsiblity in all positions - hard work but truly inspiring

    Advice to Management

    empower your people as much as you can!


  4. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Welfare overall and bonus

    Cons

    Not transparent in company decision


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic environment, stay away"

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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

    Salary, benefits, perks, happy hour, location.

    Cons

    Had a manager who had no idea of people management. She was a new manager not much experienced. No matter what I did or how long I worked she wouldn’t be happy. Perhaps it was my accent or background. She wouldn’t recognize my work. She would steal ideas and work from me and present to her manager as if they were coming straight from her. No recognition. No teamwork. The environment was toxic. Everyone had their favorites didn’t matter what you did. constant cost cutting, reorg, lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    stop playing favoritism. acknowledge the work. understand team dynamics. provide training on management.


  6. "statistician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    nice working surroundings, social events

    Cons

    things could be slow, hard to move up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexibility, modern office building

    Cons

    The place is a white boys and girls club. Don’t waste your time and energy working here if you’re a person of color. You will always be on the outside looking in. Going blonde will help you more in this company than a second degree.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, hard to advance"

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

    I have been working at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career wise.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the hardworking employees and give them the promotion they have earned.


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have Great benefits and flexible

    Cons

    Commute and tio many layers if management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Biogen full-time

    Pros

    Networking events were regularly scheduled to encourage employee relations

    Cons

    higher level employees have little regard for lower level employees


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