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IT Management Turnover
Senior IT Project Manager (Consultant) (Current Employee) –  Weston, MAJune 29, 2018
Continual turnover of senior and executive IT Management extremely disruptive. They do not value IT and outsource 80% of their work , minimal or no SME's in critical support roles. Very hard working and very nice IT staff and managers, spread too thin and setting of un-realistic objectives and goals without input from those who know better.They are trying but morale is shot
Pros
Weekly socials with dinner and drinks on site
Cons
Contractors receive very limited communication
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VERY self directed
Associate Director, Clinical Operations Lead (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 15, 2018
I believe that Biogen provides a lot of opportunity for growth and development, but very, very few signposts on where to go for those things. Although innovative in many ways, I have sometimes felt that the most elementary areas (ie, central files) were neglected, leaving those of us more experienced having to work to play "catch up" and bring things to a standard.
I also feel that although the emphasis is on networking and they do some work to avoid siloing, there is not enough done.
Pros
Good benefits, very directed programs and innovative
Cons
Training is not well designed, and a mentoring program should be in place
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Great Culture
Manufacturing Team Lead (Formalized) (Current Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCMay 23, 2018
My co-workers are great people who enable me to perform my job efficiently. I have learned much more about management with a focus on direct report development.
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Great company and people, weird management
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMay 17, 2018
I really like it here. The culture is great day to day. The management changes structure and ideas seemingly DAILY and the turnover is EXTREME.

I am not 100% sure why but people are leaving like crazy. As an EA I probably deal with less of the overall upper management than they do. But I hear a lot of "they don't know what they are doing" - THEY being the senior leadership team. They are all over the place changing tactics every day it seems.
Pros
Benefits, salary, work life balance
Cons
senior management is disorganized
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Don't assume you know someone when only they are co-workers.
Manufacturing Associate I (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 1, 2018
Know your SOPs and execute them to the ‘T’. Let the SOP fail you, don’t you go and fail the SOP.



Understand that in order to process anything in a manufacturing environment the “environment” must be conducive for manufacturing.

management - no comment
culture - bland
hardest - obtaining the knowledge at a very fast pace
enjoyable - some of the co-workers
Pros
good products for people
Cons
management
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Great company
Data Entry Coordinator (Former Employee) –  RTP, NCApril 24, 2018
Great company that truly cares about their employees. Great management that ensured that employees received all of the necessary training needed to perform their job.
Pros
Work/Life balance, great management
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Management repating past mistakes
Senior Analyst, Identity and Access Management (Former Employee) –  Weston, MAApril 20, 2018
Management not considering feedback from employees. Particularly in the IT Department. A lot of changes coming soon and i believe that these changes will impact the work ethics of the employees.
Pros
Benefits and your colleagues
Cons
Management
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Good company
Senior Manufacturing Support Associate (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCApril 19, 2018
Worked here for 12 years and planned on staying until retired. Company had lay offs that affected some of the employees that had been there the longest to knock down pay scale which was pretty shady but otherwise this is a good company.
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A friendly working environment
IT Developer (.NET Full Stack) (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 18, 2018
Scope to learn a lot.
Exposure to all Microsoft tools in the course of development in the different projects.
Friendly Management
Workplace culture- Better
Working with team
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Great Company
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  RTP, NCApril 18, 2018
Employment here comes with may benefits. It is a very nice place to work. Layoff seems to be something that is very frequent at this company. Nice campus
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Strong Company but High Turnover at Management Level
Senior Information Security Specialist (Current Employee) –  Weston, MAMarch 12, 2018
Typical back office environment; however, with a large number of employees, it's difficult to get to know many of them. Biogen works to promote employee happiness by offering good benefits, competitive salary, and flexible home/work balance.

The company has undergone a lot of high level management turnover resulting in a lot of changes throughout the business. While reducing expenses is a step in the right direction, some of the cost reductions are at the expense of the employees by moving many positions to North Carolina or overseas. Since the cost reduction process is ongoing, job security can be uncertain.
Pros
Great benefits, commuter benefits, flexible home/work balance
Cons
Too many changes in management and policies
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IT being relocated
Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Weston, MAMarch 12, 2018
I loved working for Biogen, but was recently told that I either had to relocate to Raleigh, NC and take a 25% pay cut or find another job as of end of June.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Management works in silos
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Good work/life balance, knowledgeable people.
Supervisor in Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 28, 2018
Good work/life balance, knowledgeable people.
Great benefits; Opportunities to move within the company.
Excellent management team. High paying. Very rewarding.
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It's where I grew up as a professional
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Morrisville, NCFebruary 27, 2018
It's been nearly 3 years since I left, but most of my memories of the place were great. The reasons I left are no longer working there, so I'd consider going back.
Pros
Amazing people and benefits
Cons
Lack of follow-through
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Great company, good opportunities for some
Patient services (Former Employee) –  RTPFebruary 24, 2018
Great work life balance
Good employee benefits
Good entry level opportunities
Management is very much based on cliques and promotion not diverse
Great corporate strategic vision
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
High standards for employee benefits are no longer; just average
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Summary
Sr. Global Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Weston, MAFebruary 13, 2018
After the first merger with Shire HGT and Shire, there were management changes that made the work environment challenging. Those challenges caused many hard working people left with having to seek out other opportunities.
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Decent place to work
Associate Scientist (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCFebruary 11, 2018
Decent place to work with highly talented and dedicated people. Company still offers good compensation and benefits, however there is a decreasing trend in recent years.
Pros
Good compensation/benefits, inclusive job culture
Cons
Limited career advancement, long working days
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Overall a positive experience
Senior Manager, Commercial Finished Goods (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 9, 2018
Biogen continues to be a company that leads the industry in neurodegenerative diseases. Scientifically strong but continues to experience organizational change.
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Overall, Biogen is a good company
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 8, 2018
The projects I worked on were fast pace and the people that I was involved with were knowledgable, helpful and very nice to work with. Overall it was a positive experience.
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Great place to work for!
Manufacturing Associate V/Team Lead/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Research Triangle Park, NCFebruary 4, 2018
12 hour shifts
Everybody is on same team. Very successful environment.
Great workplace culture
It was easy to get up knowing you worked at Biogen.
People make Biogen enjoyable part of the job!
Pros
Great Company!
Cons
Possible Layoffs every 5 years!
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