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Biogen Idec was a joy to work for

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Current Employee - Research Associate  in  La Jolla, CA (US)
Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA (US)

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

Pros

The people! Who would have thought you would meet so many great people working in an analytics lab. I really loved going to work everyday due to the positive atmosphere at this company.

Cons

There aren't many cons. I suppose the layoffs are a con but otherwise working at Biogen Ides was pretty great. They treated us well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Biogen Idec

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    long time lab head, saw many changes over the years

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    Former Employee - Principal Investigator  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Core sciences (immunology, protein biochemistry) were, at one time, world class. The Neuro group, while weak in Discovery research, can execute on clinical development like no one else in the MS field. Company has had more positive impact on MS patients lives than all others combined.

    Cons

    Vicious, relentless political infighting. Every department, every level, every day, played out against a vapid and hypocritical message of transparency and openness. Just vile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on neurology, dump immunology (its hopeless), remove middle management across the company, fire 2/3rds of the VPs, and read your own vision and core values statements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting experience at Biogen Idec, Cambridge

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Helpful, knowledgeable colleagues
    Interesting research
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Too many changes and layoffs
    Hierarchy

    Recommends
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