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great company to work for!

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Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
Current Employee - Engineer I in Cambridge, MA (US)

I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great corporate culture and benefits

Cons

Because it's a large company, there's a bit of beauracracy, but it's not terrible.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Exciting dynamic place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, good to very good compensation

    Cons

    Changing landscape, changing business model

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    long time lab head, saw many changes over the years

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    Former Employee - Principal Investigator  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Investigator in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Core sciences (immunology, protein biochemistry) were, at one time, world class. The Neuro group, while weak in Discovery research, can execute on clinical development like no one else in the MS field. Company has had more positive impact on MS patients lives than all others combined.

    Cons

    Vicious, relentless political infighting. Every department, every level, every day, played out against a vapid and hypocritical message of transparency and openness. Just vile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on neurology, dump immunology (its hopeless), remove middle management across the company, fire 2/3rds of the VPs, and read your own vision and core values statements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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