Biogen Idec

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3 people found this helpful  

don't be swayed by the money alone

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

Pros

Lots of responsibility is given to employees, primarily because the company is so lean. So it is a great place to work if you are one of those "live to work' people. The pay is also above average, and string 3-4 years together like I have and you can save some serious cash (of course, a chunk of that comes from stock price increases, which almost certainly won't keep at most recent pace)

Cons

Can a company be too collaborative? This one is: lots of time is spent in large, all-day meetings trying to gain consensus; which is nearly impossible and a waste of precious time. This leaves nearly everyone gasping for air, and doing their day jobs late at night, early in the a.m. while th kids are still sleeping, and on weekends. Also, the range of expectations, based on what group you are in, is unbelieveable. Some groups are responsible for following everything. Other groups seem to have few expectations to meet. I feel bad for the commercial people in the US. They have no lives. Finally, the hours here can be extreme.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

employee retention rates will almost certainly jump soon...lots of folks are absolutely burnt

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't mess up...it will follow you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Universal Patient Services Coordinator in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Universal Patient Services Coordinator in Durham, NC (US)

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start to learn about corporate america and learn about the foundation that drives a culture of excellence. Great employees. excellent benefits. Family oriented. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Biogen Idec known to take the easy way out and give up on really great people who have maybe made a mistake once before that becomes hard to break from. that one instance follows you up till the point the company finds a reason to fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go above and beyond supporting and advocating for employees. Actually believing in the goodness in them instead of keeping them isolated from other opportunities b/c of a mistake. Empower employees to reach their highest potential and spend more time developing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Contractor @ Biogen Idec, generally happy with position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, positive work environment, support for staff is amazing

    Cons

    Bureaucratic decision making, benefits for contractors pale in comparison with those for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert contractors to employees instead of hiring from the outside for similar roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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