Investing in employees

As a science and technology company, Biogen is only as great as the people we attract, develop and retain. We want them to work fearlessly and to have the courage to speak up, step up and lead. To this end, we take an integrated approach to creating a global culture of excellence through collaboration, innovation, diversity, recognition and work-life balance.

Our culture

If there is one common theme that threads through Biogen, it is our commitment to the patients whom we serve. This singular focus drives all of us to strive for excellence in our work, in our community, in ourselves and in the lives of the people we support every day—whether they are our patients, our colleagues or our families.

We strive to foster a culture of excellence, in our employees, our processes and our results. It is important that our workplace culture enables employees to focus on priorities, make crisp decisions, be collaborative, think creatively and embrace accountability. To this end, we give individuals and teams the autonomy to take calculated risks and drive development of innovative products and solutions. By empowering employees, we believe we can best leverage their unique talents and abilities to support the company’s growth.

Our culture of excellence extends beyond just our day-to-day work. As a company, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Through our corporate citizenship efforts, Biogen and our employees engage with our communities; our annual Care Deeply Volunteer Day, the Community Lab, local fundraisers and our matching gifts program are just a few of the many efforts and volunteer opportunities at the core of our dedication to changing lives around the world.

Biogen’s commitment to provide not only fulfilling work, but also fulfilling lives is highly evident through the various work-life benefits we offer our employees. Success for our team members means success for our company and success for the patients and caregivers who count on us every day.

Caring Deeply and Changing Lives. It’s not only what we do, it defines who we are.

Benefits and rewards

Our success is due to the dedication of our employees, so we strive to reward their hard work.

Employee development

We are committed to helping our employees develop professionally, and we offer programs to help build rewarding careers.

Diversity and inclusion

We foster a culture of inclusion within our company, because we believe diverse teams are the strongest teams. 

Health and safety

We are constantly striving to find new and innovative ways to ensure a safer, healthier and more pleasant environment for our employees and visitors. We challenge ourselves to provide and foster a culture where health and safety are the norm. For details on our health and safety initiatives and performance, please see our 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report.