Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
92 Reviews
4.0
92 Reviews
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Leonard S. Schleifer
Leonard S. Schleifer
68 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart people, friendly atmosphere, good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • well work-life balance, good salary and benefits, good work environment, supportive colleagues, (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Not viable in the long run considering the cost of living in Westchester County, NY (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management are in an ivory tower looking down on their peons (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Had a lot of promise but grew too quickly and can't deliver what they say.

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

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good ideas from many smart people. Benefits are good (same as other biotechs/pharmas I've worked).

    Cons

    It feels like you can't do anything without getting management approval. RAs, admins, and other support staff are just support not truly valued members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us do our work. We may not have MDs, JDs, or PhDs but we actually do know things. Plan a little better and give us some guidance but don't micromanage. You don't have to yell at us to get better work just treat us as peers and listen to what we are saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology but poor processes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pipeline is exciting and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    The company processes are lacking and communication between groups is poor. The management cares more about getting products into the clinic then making processes more efficient and the lives of employees easier. The company also has an over-inflated opinion of itself and is not open to process improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage innovation, listen to new ideas, and facilitate rather than stifle communication. It would be nice if the company lived its stated core values (Regeneron 5) rather than the values being a running joke. It's amazing how fast we can move drugs through the pipeline but how slow we are when it comes to addressing employee concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast Growing Company with an overall friendly attitude

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rensselaer, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rensselaer, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Upwardly bound company. Information on significant decisions are shared with employees on a regular basis. Opportunity to communicate questions / concerns available to Sr. Management readily available.

    Cons

    Fairness is weak during review process. Must be with company 12 months before able to apply for other positions within company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-level Management should be required to take HR training and learn the skills necessary to interact and guide subordinates effectively, professionally, and fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The salaries were recently increased in the research area. The facility is nice and reasonably new.

    Cons

    The review system and promotions result in a lot of negativity. The point system really relates to how many years in that position rather than how well you work. The promotions are mostly done by time in the position also meaning that those that perceive themselves as hard-workers get de-motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ways to identify harder workers or those who go above and beyond would improve moral.
    A change in the promotion system is required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been working here for less than a year and the people are helpful and create a good working environment

    Cons

    More communication is needed but overall great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Stimulating, high paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great science, fantastic minds, strong drive

    Cons

    Too lean at times, planning sacrificed to feverish momentum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great industry experience for coming right out of college/grad school.

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

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The science is definitely innovative
    - Higher management puts effort in getting to know employees
    - Fast-paced environment
    - Relative ease of communication

    Cons

    - For the physical amount of energy put into projects/experiments, little recognition is given
    - Obvious cultural divide
    - Learning curve is expected to be met quite quickly while hitting a ceiling is just as fast
    - Lack of respect for time
    - Fast growth of company seems to be taking a hard hit in terms of program management capabilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - For some people, talking in a different language may make it easier to communicate, but there has to be a limit (i.e. managers conversing in a different language to certain employees does not seem professional)
    - Need to spread projects better and create more realistic time frames instead of projects assigned yesterday due the day before yesterday - address respect for a person's time
    - Accountability for projects that require higher priority (i.e. group members regardless of seniority should be held accountable and held to higher expectations)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Pharma - Big Fail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The salaries are decent and the benefits are good. You could get lost for hours and nobody would never know you went missing. Nice facility and the building has a shuttle to and from Metro-North. You can always find free food from some lunch meeting (that's if you like picked-over food.)

    Cons

    The company doesn't have their act together. Agenda's aren't produced for meetings until 5 minutes prior to start time. If you're an Admin, don't consider this your job life. The assistants are treated like garbage. Very slow interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better dental plan; it's amazing how all the other benefits are good but the dental is the worst. Managers should go through a training program. Everyone should be treated equal, it's amazing what people get away with working there.
    Work/Life balance is promoted here. However, you figure out that doesn't exist after being an employee within the first five minutes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, flexible culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Tarrytown, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Tarrytown, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of parties, and great stock options.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More trainings for managers to become leaders. They are great at their work, but not always at leading the group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ophthalmology Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The overall working atmosphere is great, worked with some highly intelligent people, very enthusiastic about teaching you. The company throws many events to improve morale as well as reputation.

    Cons

    Working with chemicals and animals, there is some risk involved. Also while most of the people there are great, there are some that aren't but that's something you find in every place.

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