MedImmune Reviews in Gaithersburg, MD

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
192 Reviews
3.6
192 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits offered by the company, work-life balance was pretty good (in 11 reviews)

  • Strong, profitable organization with great benefits and beautiful headquarters (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Does not seem to care about work-life balance of employees (in 16 reviews)

  • since its growing quickly with AZ acquisition, lots of work to do (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Summer Internship position, R&D, Protein Purification Science, Process Biochemistry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I worked at MedImmune as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment was fabulous. As an intern, I would arguably say that I learned more there in one summer than 4 years at university. The people are so innovative, practical, and hardworking, so it was a receptive environment for progress and novel ideas to create realistic, efficient solutions. The team that I worked with showed me what true teamwork and collaboration is supposed to look like, and how it can affect the outcome and timeline of product and success. The happy hour every Friday is just icing on the cake.

    Cons

    These R&D positions require long hours and abundant sources of patience, but I feel as a scientist, that should be a given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management that I saw was professional, incredibly patient, and willing to impart knowledge, and even make me (as an intern) feel included in the projects and gain insight into what it would realistically look like working there.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Graduate in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great mentor ship, good work culture and flexible timings.

    Cons

    Work load sometimes can be overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving Up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - growth opportunities
    - amazing pipeline
    - smart people

    Cons

    - poor work-life balance
    - constant change (adds pressure to goal achievement)
    - location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive manager, easy work and good training.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt under-appreciated at times and did not feel like there was any recognition for hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives to work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits and a growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. Bonuses every year!

    Cons

    Proper training in research is lacking and accelerated projects make it more stressful. Open concept office space makes it difficult to be focused and get your work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and room to grow.

    Cons

    It can be a stressful place to work.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance; too top heavy however.

    Current Employee - Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    The IT management is great. A lot of the bosses are either EU based or based in Cambridge. As a result, they have a very good work/life balance. Their philosophy of allowing you to work from home so you can get your house in order and allowing you to work on stuff while in the office lessens the stress and overall allows you to feel like management cares about you.

    Cons

    The management structure is very top-heavy. I report to a lot of different bosses and can rotate between managers very quickly for different projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your intentions on converting contractors clearly.

  9.  

    Great company with innovative biotech pipeline

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very patient focused, which is inspiring. A little bit unclear how MedImmune will fit into the AZ culture in the long run, but for now the MedI/biotech culture is alive and kicking. Fun happy hours. Nice people. Nice amenities on campus with more planned.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between AZ and MedImmune that can create problems, especially when dealing with late stage projects. Still figuring some things out on the late stage/commercialization side of development. Getting a bit crowded at HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Contractor in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Less stress and just need to follow what they ask you to do.

    Cons

    Easy to lost job any time. Very less sick and vacation leaves. En-organized work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never got a chance to get involve with the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at MedImmune as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    personal growth, promotions, events, culture-friendly, leadership. They are innovative and do a great job in developing your overall skills

    Cons

    Only a few of their products have reached the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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