Biogen Idec

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    Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Director R&D Compliance
    Former Employee - Director R&D Compliance

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work climate and appreciation for employees and their contributions

    Cons

    Lots of growth pain which needs a lot of focus and attention - not sure though whether that's a negative; it's actually a GREAT opportunity

    Recommends
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Biogen Idec Interviews

Updated 13 Nov 2014
Updated 13 Nov 2014

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    Universal Patient Service Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Biogen Idec in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online.
    Shortly after, received a call from A talent acquistion rep and had a brief phone interview basically asking Why do you want to work here and why would you be a good fit.
    Then got scheduled for an in-person interview (which was 1 week in advance).
    The interview (2-personal panel) was 90% behavioral (i studied from the 8 interview questions stated on here, and none of those were asked), then about 10% of it was "why do you want to work here and why would you be a good fit." The interview lasted 30 minutes. No assessment/IT tests were taken.
    I got a telephone call from Recruitment 4 hours after my interview "checking on how my interview went". Due to a Phone tag situation, I finally spoke to someone 2 days later who offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you worked with a patient with a long term illness.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about how you approach people differently/flexibility based on who they are/their rank.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when your skills fell short and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation as I felt the starting wage was very fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Biogen Idec Awards and Accolades

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Top Employer, Science Magazine, 2012
Top Employer, Science Magazine, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.biogenidec.com
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (BIIB)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

With its pipeline full of biotech drugs, Biogen Idec aims to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. The biotech giant is focused on developing treatments in the areas of immunology and neurology. Its product roster includes best-selling Avonex, a popular drug for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); Tysabri, a drug treatment for MS and Crohn's disease (developed with Elan); Rituxan, a monoclonal antibody developed jointly with Genentech that treats non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis; and Fumaderm, a psoriasis drug marketed in... More

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