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don't be swayed by the money alone

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  • 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)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Contractor @ Biogen Idec, generally happy with position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Steady and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Difficult to see where their future is heading.

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