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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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  • Our Credo: "We are Honest and Truthful in all that we do"

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    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Area Business Manager in Melbourne

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook


    Good product pipeline, respected in MS specialty area, Above average salary and benefits, good reward program and work / life balance for Sales Reps


    Too much change in Leadership team. Some directors are not honest and truthful as per the credo of the company and will lie to protect themselves. No support to help whistle blowers who are dedicated to the company's values. No respect for opinions of long standing employees. A bad egg in a powerful position can destroy the career of loyal and trusting employees and it seems that no one cares.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you appoint to Leadership positions, Non-Pharma background leaders do not understand this industry and may not follow the values and responsibility entrusted to them but will lie and use their power to protect themselves as I found.

Biogen Idec Interviews

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    Area Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at Biogen Idec (Sydney) in November 2013.


    3 stage interview process, experience and industry understanding seems mandatory for these roles. Went through normal type scenarios and how to overcome them. Questions and probes about career aspiriations in 2-5 years time. Experience in Neurology and MS specialty preferred. Line manager is 1st interview step , followed by meeting with Leadership team for final round interview. Process was not exhaustive and invasive.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do I think I will be in 5 years time.   1 Answer

Biogen Idec Awards & Accolades

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Top Employer , Science Magazine, 2012
Top Employer , Science Magazine, 2011
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Headquarters Cambridge, MA, United States
Size 5,000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (BIIB)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $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 ... More

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