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Exciting dynamic place to work

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

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

Pros

Good people, good to very good compensation

Cons

Changing landscape, changing business model

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  1. Helpful (6)

    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 (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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

  2. Interesting experience at Biogen Idec, Cambridge

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

    I worked at Biogen Idec as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Helpful, knowledgeable colleagues
    Interesting research
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Too many changes and layoffs
    Hierarchy

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