Biogen Idec
3.9 of 5 200 reviews
www.biogenidec.com Cambridge, MA 5000+ Employees

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Horrific Senior Departmental Leadership Results in Fear of Retaliation

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe company strives to provide excellent patient therapies and has made great corporate strides over the past few years.

ConsSome departments function on an environment of fear where senior departmental leaders are not held to the same standards as lower level employees, creating a toxic environment. Significantly constrained resources lead to unrealistic expectations and inability to meet established goals. Over the span of several years, it was my observation that HR does not support the employee and is swayed by political/managerial bias.

Advice to Senior ManagementI strongly advise senior management to dive deep into "troubled departments" with high turnover rates and speak with employees (and

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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don't be swayed by the money alone

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

I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time for 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: employee retention rates will almost certainly jump soon...lots of folks… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Contractor @ Biogen Idec, generally happy with position

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


Pros: Flexible hours, positive work environment, support for staff is amazing Cons: Bureaucratic decision making, benefits for contractors pale in comparison with… Advice to Senior Management: Convert contractors to employees instead of hiring from the outside… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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