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Updated 14 June, 2018
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  • "They support work life balance but it is not always easy to achieve" (in 27 reviews)

  • "since its growing quickly with AZ acquisition, lots of work to do" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "No place is better than this one!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment, Awesome team work

    Cons

    No cons come to my mind

    Advice to Management

    The titles should be more relevant.


  2. "Fantastic pipeline, exciting times!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The access to training and knowledge is extremely good.
    The compensation package is fair and bonuses are linked to company and personal performance.
    The pipeline is world class.
    You get to work with a large number of different types of molecules.
    Innovation and disruptive thinking are encouraged.
    Company vision and values are well communicated by senior leadership.
    Rotational programs allow access to experience working in other departments.

    Cons

    In such a large company it is fairly hard to get promoted but access to different training opportunities more than compensate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is a privilege to work for an amazing company with patients at the forefront of everything we do.

  3. "Purification Sciences- BPD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to telework, benefits and aesthetics of company space in Gaithersburg

    Cons

    Only 10% of workers get promoted per year and the rest of the qualified people already working at the next level get put on a waiting list for next year. Each manager only gets to put a certain number of people up, so in a year when more of their direct reports are ready, they have to choose the "top" performers. People work in silos and there's a lot of waste in the company, change can't be implemented with managers who want to keep the status quo. Not much opportunities for growth. No trust or faith among group members. No transparency in leadership operations. No leadership.

    Advice to Management

    No leadership within the group, no "do the right thing" attitude in PPS, good luck.


  4. "Getting to be Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - R&D Associate I
    Current Employee - R&D Associate I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues, great benefits and perks, cool pipeline

    Cons

    HR opposed to drastic promotions even when considered deserved, have to fight to be entrusted with projects sometimes because of not having Ph.D.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people when they deserve it, not based on what time of the year it is


  5. "Associate scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wide experience in a variety of assays

    Cons

    High stress environment. Culture can be toxic in certain groups

    Advice to Management

    Improve upper level management of subgroups


  6. "QC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Rockville, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work.
    Great culture
    Very forward company
    Smart and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Boss is too controlling
    Zero job security
    Very much against personal development. Almost impossible to get promoted fast.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for personal growth and try to give your staff room to grow professionally.


  7. "MedImmune is a great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Science
    Robust pipeline
    Real passion for the work
    Open environment
    Smart people
    Opportunity to make a difference
    Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Shadow of the parent company, AstraZeneca. This isn't a daily thing for most employees but it's still there. The cultures are different.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Enforced limitation of no more than 10% promotions/year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    stable dependable work, opportunity to help others, opportunity to learn a lot about the biotech business.

    Cons

    fairness matters more than talent, extreme limitations on promotions and focus on fairness means that high performers are forced to "wait their turn" or look other places for career advancement. Even with 10-20% turnover, thies means promotions once every 7-8 years.

    Advice to Management

    If you wait too long to address this, you will watch all you best talent move to other opportunities. HR's insistence that promotions don't matter to people is obviously insane and will continue to result in >15% turnover year over year.


  9. "Project Management Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedImmune full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people. Great mentors. Good technology

    Cons

    Work in silos. Generate waste


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, freedom, and opportunity

    Cons

    Rigid corporate structure that limits job progression and compensation

    Advice to Management

    Focus on change to improve work practices


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