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Biogen Overview

Cambridge, MA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1978
Company - Public (BIIB)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
₹500+ billion (INR) per year
At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases as well as related therapeutic adjacencies. One of the ... Read more

Mission: At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases as well as related therapeutic adjacencies. One of the

Company Updates

  • We are honored to be named a 2020 "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion," receiving a 100% score on Disability:IN's Disability Equality Index (DEI) for the third year in a row. We're committed to employing people with disabilities, with the hope of breaking down barriers and leveraging inclusion to drive positive behavioral and cultural change.

  • Welcome to the 80 students across Massachusetts and North Carolina who are participating in our five-week Virtual Community Lab with the Lemelson-MIT Program. Designed to foster a passion for science, the program accepts students from lower income households and groups historically underrepresented in science and provides them with the opportunity to virtually meet and interact with Biogen employees and get an inside view of a biotech company.

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Biogen – Why Work With Us?


OUR PEOPLE


It takes passion, persistence, creativity, collaboration and focus to do what we do. See what inspires us.

ELEMENTS OF OUR CULTURE

Much like the periodic table of elements documents the building blocks of the universe around us, the Biogen Elements give shape to our company’s culture. They include fundamentals like a pioneering spirit, strong ethics, personal accountability, inclusivity, agility, and an unwavering customer focus. Because we have a unified approach to our individual jobs, because we are one Biogen.



This direction is a celebration — and a reminder — of all that makes us unique — and all that makes us the same.

CUSTOMER FOCUSED

We keep patients, payers and physicians front and center in our daily work and collaborate to solve critical scientific and business challenges. We listen with empathy to respond to current needs and to develop the foresight to anticipate future needs. We drive success through win-win outcomes.

INCLUSIVE

We embrace and leverage differences to foster an inclusive community, both internally and externally. We collaborate across teams, break down siloes and encourage diverse perspectives and backgrounds at all levels to optimize performance. We exhibit mutual respect in all our interactions and assume best intent. We treat everyone with care and dignity.


PIONEERING

We challenge the status quo and experiment to create new possibilities. We take calculated risks and learn from failure. We are resilient and navigate through ambiguity with determination to innovate. We encourage candor to test assumptions and uncover the best ideas. We are open about what we do not know and ask questions to understand.

AGILE

We are decisive and execute with efficiency and discipline. We adapt in response to internal changes and external disruptors. We develop solutions quickly to take advantage of emerging opportunities. We design and implement processes that enable us to operate nimbly and effectively.

ACCOUNTABLE

We set clear, aligned and measurable objectives to drive results. We directly communicate our expectations and define clear roles and responsibilities. We honor our commitments and deliver on our goals. We assume responsibility for both the positive and negative impacts of our actions and decisions.

ETHICAL

We never compromise our integrity. We are committed to sustaining an environment of trust, honesty and transparency while ensuring appropriate confidentiality. We do what we say and say what we mean. We take responsibility for upholding our reputation.

WORKING AT BIOGEN

Beyond Benefits

We are committed to the patients we serve, and we are equally committed to supporting the health and happiness of our employees and their families. When our employees are healthy, happy, and financially secure, everyone benefits.    

We believe that a rewarding work environment enables you to make a positive impact on the communities we serve. Helping you find the right work-life balance benefits your family. Your individual experience has great potential to affect many other lives. 

Because we recognize that our workforce is diverse and each employee has unique goals and needs, we offer a variety of benefits and incentives to meet those needs.

Building Your Career

We empower our employees to build rewarding careers at Biogen and foster a culture of learning that inspires employees to reach higher and take initiative.


Our Philosophy

We want our employees to work fearlessly: to have the courage to speak up, step up, and lead. We hire highly motivated people with the expectation that they will seek out growth opportunities as they present themselves on the job. 

By reaching your individual potential, you will help us achieve success in delivering to our patients.

Biogen empowers employees to work fearlessly – learn more!

Career and development planning

A vital part of our business is developing our people by offering fresh challenges, projects and opportunities. We create focus and accountability for growth and development by setting leadership and developmental goals. Each employee works with their manager to create developmental goals and a plan to achieve them to enable their performance and drive their professional growth. This empowers employees to own their careers, helping them prioritize experiences that build their knowledge, skills, and abilities. We provide tools and resources to support managers and employees so they can engage in meaningful development planning.

Biogen aligns its business strategy with capability needs. We conduct annual assessments of employees’ potential to ensure that we have a strong pipeline of talent to match our future growth.

Development and Internal Mobility   

We believe in growing our organization organically from within and encouraging employees to apply their capabilities and skills to new roles and different areas of the business. Whether a lateral or vertical move, a role change can help our employees stretch and grow. We also offer a variety of leadership development programs to prepare our employees for new roles within the company. We offer residential, cohort-based leadership development programs for high-potential directors and senior directors to prepare them for executive roles.  
GLOBAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
 
At Biogen, we believe that having a diverse and inclusive workplace allows us to empower our global workforce, foster innovation and achieve better business results. It leads to better teamwork and collaboration, creates a climate of respect and trust, reinforces cultural competence and helps to drive success with our patients, providers and suppliers.  

We embrace talent from all backgrounds and foster a work environment where all employees feel inspired to do their best work. By advancing the power of difference, we will continue to be a company of choice for employees and succeed in our mission to be pioneers in neuroscience.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Philosophy and Strategy

Our Mission: To create, nurture and sustain a global, inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our patients and employees.
Our Vision: Advance the Power of Difference.
Our Strategy: The Global Diversity & Inclusion strategy was created by the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Council to support the strategic priorities of Biogen, and to promote a culture of ownership and accountability with respect to diversity and inclusion. The Council sets the overall strategy and approach for global diversity and inclusion and advises on implementation.
  • Build Inclusive Talent Systems: We aim to disrupt bias that may occur during key moments of decision-making across the talent lifecycle.
  • Everyone Owns Diversity & Inclusion: We embed diversity and inclusion principles and practices into all parts of the business so that we can be inclusive role models for those inside and outside of the company.
  • Drive Health Equity in the Disease Areas We Treat: We are committed to understanding and addressing the issue of health disparities and inequity in the disease areas we treat.
Commitment to the Community

Biogen is deeply committed to furthering Diversity & Inclusion outside of its walls. From supporting underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to being advocates for marginalized communities, we seek opportunities to exemplify greater corporate social responsibility.
  • We supported the ‘Yes on 3’ Campaign, which aimed to keep protections in place for the transgender community in spaces of public accommodation.
  • We signed open letters denouncing the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and an immigration ban of Muslim countries.
  • We support global inclusion for the LGBTQ community by participating in Pride Parades around the world.
In addition to hosting internal and external events that focus on accountability, ownership and innovation in diversity and inclusion, Biogen is committed to supporting and attending conferences that focus on and elevate those who are underrepresented. As part of our global Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Strategy, we are committed to engaging with the community to assure we are bringing in a rich mix of talent of all backgrounds, perspectives and experiences into the organization.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR) has additional information on our commitment to the community. It also includes public data on our demographic representation in the company.

For more information, the Diversity & Inclusion and People section of our most recent CSR can be found here.
 
 
Awards and Recognitions

Biogen has been named as a company of choice for our efforts and leadership in diversity and inclusion. These include a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index since 2014, Forbes Best Employers for Diversity/Women, Best Workplaces for Women Italy and recognitions for our industry-leading Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Biogen welcomes all job applicants, and we strive to provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on an individual’s sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by local government agencies or law.

As an employer of choice, we strive to:
  • Provide attractive employment opportunities for diverse candidates at all levels and in all segments of our organization.
  • Pursue and maintain relationships with sources of diverse candidates, community organizations and academic institutions.
  • Comply with both the letter and the spirit of all applicable laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment.
  • Ensure that all individuals are compensated equitably for similar work and have an equal opportunity to contribute and advance in the workplace.
Workforce Development, Diversity & Inclusion Principles (WDDI)

We are dedicated to being at the forefront of efforts to develop both a diverse and talented global workforce and an inclusive culture to unlock the full potential of that workforce. In addition to our robust internal and external programs, we also support the Workforce Development, Diversity, & Inclusion principles (WDDI) adopted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

Supplier Diversity
 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE NETWORKS

Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) are internal groups for employees of shared characteristics, life experiences and interests. These networks provide opportunities to share knowledge, find mentors and receive support, which can be invaluable resources for career development. Employees interested in advancing inclusion are welcome to join any network.

The AccessAbility network is the network for employees with disabilities, those who are caretakers of individuals with a disability and their allies. The network’s mission is to foster a culture of awareness, advocacy and inclusion to empower employees with disabilities and care partners to bring their best selves to work in order to make the biggest impact for those we serve. This network focuses on building disability awareness and creating timely resources for employees with a disability, as well as providing resources for employees who are caregivers. The network has two chapters: one for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and one for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The Biogen Veterans Network focuses on engaging and empowering veterans. Veterans are recognized as an important part of our diverse community. Heightened visibility and increased knowledge help colleagues understand the unique attributes and leadership capabilities that veterans offer while enhancing veterans’ capabilities.

In collaboration with our recruitment team, the Biogen Veterans Network aims to bring the experience and competencies of veterans to Biogen’s workforce. Biogen has also been recognized as a military-friendly employer by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Ignite is our Employee Resource Network for early-career professionals and their advocates. It will create an engaged working environment for those who are early-career, provide opportunities to connect with other early-career professionals, encourage collaboration with mid-to late career employees and demonstrate a deep commitment to social responsibility.

Our vision is an inclusive community for those early in their careers, and a collaborative relationship with experienced employees that furthers the growth and development of all Biogen employees and the advancement of the company’s overall mission.

Mosaic, our multicultural network, aims to foster awareness, appreciation and collaboration within Biogen through a richer understanding of our employees’ cultural heritage and identity differences.

Mosaic’s vision is to be an action-oriented, global and diverse force that eliminates barriers, adventurously collaborates and unites differences by building a strong foundation that generates forward-thinking leaders.

 

ReachOUT is our network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) employees, along with their straight allies. ReachOUT works to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ community within Biogen and supports a best-in-class working environment for LGBTQ employees.

Our company has a long history of supporting workplace equality. Our policies and actions include enhanced benefit programs to better support the health of our transgender employees, and corporate sponsorship and participation of the Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Pride Boston, Pride Durham and Pride Zürich.

Since 2013 Biogen has been rated 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, the benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees.

The Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) is committed to ensuring this employee population is fully included, engaged and valued at all levels of our company. In addition to creating networking, mentoring and learning opportunities, WIN further drives increased representation of women in senior leadership positions.

In recent years, WIN has focused on strengthening gender intelligence, particularly highlighting the role of men as allies. WIN has 1,400+ members – both women and men – in chapters at all of our major Biogen offices worldwide.

Biogen Reviews

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    Pros

    From day 1, I've felt supported at Biogen. The benefits are great (401k match, tuition reimbursement, employee stock purchase plan, medical, free parking). There are constantly activities around campus - either educational or charitable or for just general socialization. The leadership team is strong and given the current path of our alzheimer's research it's a very exciting time to be a part of the team. Also, onboarding and IT support has been incredible here compared to other companies I've been at.

    Cons

    General cons related to being a larger organization: lots of stakeholders, approvals needed, can be slow-moving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being fearless in the fight for our patients.

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Biogen Photos

Biogen photo of: In the Community Lab, local students come to Biogen for hands-on science experience
Biogen photo of: Biogen's focus on sustainability is exemplified with terrariums in the Smart Energy display in Global Headquarters
Biogen photo of: An example of a collaboration space in use
Biogen photo of: The lobby of Global Headquarters highlights the pipeline, visionary scientists, the company's history, and more
Biogen photo of: A view of the work environment in the Phillip A. Sharp Building, Global Headquarters
Biogen photo of: Colleagues take advantage of the lobby to meet
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Biogen Interviews

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    Interview

    The first part of the interview process was the phone screen (<30 minutes) with HR, next is 30 minute phone screen with hiring manager, and last is the 4-5 hour interview which includes multiple 1:1 interview plus a 15 presentation and panel Q&A.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an example of an instance where you "failed" or did not succeed and how you would manage it now.   Answer Question
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Biogen Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2019
  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2019
  • Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability Equality Index, 2020
  • Gartner's Supply Chain Top 25, Gartner, 2020
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2020, 3BL Media, 2020
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