MedImmune Reviews

Updated 29 June 2015
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MedImmune President Bahija Jallal
Bahija Jallal
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Pros
  • The people I work with; work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits and room to grow (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is NON existent (in 16 reviews)

  • There are a lot of levels of middle management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at MedImmune

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

    Pros

    One of the top most companies in Biotech

    Cons

    Did not find any drawbacks

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (3)

    Sr. Manager

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

    I have been working at MedImmune full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of innovation and science! If you're a 20-something, the beanbag rooms, pool tables, video games and Friday beer/wine/food happy hours will absolutely be a thrill. Some departments are great to work for, others, not so much (mine is in the later category).

    Cons

    Some departments function across AstraZeneca and MedI, others are separate - lots of growing pains and change and lots of fragmentation. Don't expect raises over 1.5-2.0% but bonuses can be good. Growth opportunities seem to depend on whether or not you are on a "hot" project.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take a serious look in to the racially/culturally biased hiring practices rampant in some departments - and to address the seemingly "forbidden" transition to other positions in the company. Also, they should really put an effort into ensuring the two companies (AZ and MEDI) do more to function seamlessly and as one cohesive company with one goal in mind. I would also suggest they address the overwhelming push in some groups to hire PhDs for jobs that aren't traditionally a PhD level.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good benefits, bad management

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

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were great. Most technician/analyst level personnel were great to work with as well. Development is good, as long as you are on management's good side.

    Cons

    Management was generally awful with too many layers, office politics rule the company, and work-life balance was non-existent. Complaining about the job is a frequent conversation topic, and it seems many current employees in all departments are looking for new positions, more than ever before. Many departments have a huge amount of turnover due to the poor environment. Development opportunities are only for favorite employees.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point in providing work-life balance programs if managers won't support employees using them. Bean bag rooms won't make up for poor management, and even salary and benefits only go so far.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    If you

    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Pathology Assistant in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Pathology Assistant in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I worked at MedImmune

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits and food were great.

    Cons

    I've never seen so much neoptism in my entire career. You will be set up and terminated if you cross the wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    Gain some morals and ethics.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Temporary

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Gaithersburg, MD (US)

    I have been working at MedImmune

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to enhance skill sets, great networking opportunities, opportunities for poster sessions and traveling to conferences

    Cons

    With such a big company it is hard to get foot into other departments unless someone gives you a good word, and have to be very careful as a temporary because most times you won't get a permanent position

    Advice to Management

    Please give temporaries a change to excel and thrive in this environment. Please look out more for temporaries because they have the opportunity to do just as well as those who are permanent employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    Company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Happy Hour, Vacation, Time Off

    Cons

    Management, Organization, Lack of recognition


  8. Great company!

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

    I worked at MedImmune

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

    Pros

    Great hours, benefits, co-workers, and salary

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Great staff


  9. Helpful (2)

    A great experience in an entrepreneurial company

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

    I have been working at MedImmune

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company was very entrepreneurial and driven to do well for the end customers/patients. Allowed flexibility and drove for excellence.

    Cons

    Corporate reorganization and closer ties with parent company, Astra Zeneca, took away the smaller company feel and independence that the company had prior to the reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Involve the company's employees in the operations and activities of the parent company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at MedImmune

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, good bonus.

    Cons

    No growth! Hard workers not compensated better than average workers

    Advice to Management

    Promote good workers!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Quick turn around,

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

    I worked at MedImmune full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, nice looking office

    Cons

    Legal reps last 2 months

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like a person with respect



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