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Genzyme Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 173 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Genzyme CEO Christopher A. Viehbacher

Christopher A. Viehbacher

(46 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pace allows for strong work/life balance and flexibility to often work remote as needed(in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits - generous 401K match, PTO, annual bonus, and transit subsidies(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management is overly focused on metrics(in 10 reviews)

  • years, management promoted based on years of service rather than merit, terrible work/life balance, stagnant career growth since Sanofi acquisition(in 4 reviews)

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    Excellent

    Vice President Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) Oxford, England

    ProsDrugs that address true unmet needs
    Great cultrure and spirit
    Truly patient focused

    ConsNot the most commercially savvy organization but its changing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    mixed

    Clinical Research Associate (Former Employee) Oxford, England

    ProsWas great place to work

    ConsLacked diversity, One team cliquey, sexism was palpable

    Advice to Senior ManagementHmmmmm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Co-op program for graduate students!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA (US)

    ProsGood working environment in both labs and office cubes, interesting projects, nice people!

    ConsCareer development is slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPros: work-life balance, bonus structure, dedicated staff and great projects to work on
    - High potential for career growth and development, you may just have to seek it out yourself depending on your manager
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    ConsCons: There is a sense that there is too much focus on cutting back on staffing
    -sometimes unclear decision making throughout the ranks lead to issues
    - some business practices are efficient, while others are burdened by bureaucracy/ wasted resources
    -Constant changes to SOP's and training department, often multiple people will say to fill out different SOP's for the completing the same training task, leading to confusion and extra paperwork.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Keep Changing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, good working environment, the cafeteria with an overlook of Charles river is nice, location is good too, keep changing for good,

    ConsAlthough the town hall meetings are good, lack of next level of communication.
    Although keep changing in a right direction is good, employee get confused when the lower level of communication is absent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that the middle level of management communicate more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsSmart, talented group of people

    ConsHigh turnover, very complicated systems and policies. Very big company that requires multiple input to complete tasks

    Advice to Senior Managementemployee satisfaction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Senior Research Associate

    Senior Research Associate (Former Employee) Framingham, MA (US)

    ProsGood mid-level management. Competitive industry compensation.

    ConsVery low ceiling for mid-level associates.

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    Lacking true leadership

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) Framingham, MA (US)

    ProsSome good people, some good scientific knowledge, people very dedicated to the company

    ConsLack of leadership, long hours/little work-life balance (many of the "in" people practically live there), very political environment, little recognition/appreciation, poor control of management processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake control, or get out of the way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Best review ever

    Principal Research Associate (Current Employee) Framingham, MA (US)

    Prospaycheck, good 401K, time off, noble mission

    Consprocurement woes, health insurance, lack of carrer advancement structure

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep on managing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fairly typical for a big company

    Compliance Specialist QA (Current Employee) Framingham, MA (US)

    ProsBenefits are not bad, nice campus

    ConsTop-heavy beaurocracy, extremely silo-ed culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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