Foundation Medicine Reviews

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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3.9
66%
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83%
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Foundation Medicine CEO Cindy Perettie
Cindy Perettie
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "All while contributing to a great company with a great mission(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, learned a lot that will help me in the future and made great connections(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Innovative science, great people, good leadership, positive minded people

    Cons

    Internal operational issues that are recognized and being worked on.

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  2. "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Foundation Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Good connections and lots of independence

    Cons

    Down time and busy work sometimes


  3. "Best company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Molecular Information Manager in Karāchi

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary car policy medical insurance annual bonus highly professional people

    Cons

    fast pace lot of meetings too much presentations no social gatherings pressure

  4. "Outstanding"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, amazing missions, wonderful opportunities are available here, stability, benefits are out of this world, resources available to learn new skills and be introduced to new technology, and the pay is great. All while contributing to a great company with a great mission.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, some difficulty getting into certain departments/teams, not enough personnel at times

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  5. "Amazing"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine part-time

    Pros

    lots of freedom, feel like a part of the company

    Cons

    not a public accounting firm

  6. COVID-19

    "Excellent company, culture, and compensation."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company, culture, and compensation.

    Cons

    no cons. Covid has affected us all, but this company treats employees with respect.

  7. COVID-19

    "I would give it 5 but..."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    1. Great culture 2. Great leadership 3. Stable company 4. Industry leading technology and testing 5. 100% is taking care of their employees during the pandemic

    Cons

    1. High turnover 2. Not a good place to move up in sales, I was told 6 months then policy changed to 12 months the policy changed to 22 months all in less than a year. 3. Pay is below competitors

  8. "Solid company"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Computational Biologist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Leader in clinical cancer genomic testing. Full of smart people who are committed to the company mission.

    Cons

    I joined because I was hoping for a small-company experience, but the company had grown too large for that.

  9. "FMI Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mission driven and well resourced

    Cons

    Lack of Genentech or Roche pedigree can be a disadvantage

  10. "An Unfortunate Start to a Career"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Operations Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Foundation Medicine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Decent benefits 2. Good leadership

    Cons

    1. Lack of promotion availability 2. Low pay 3. Potential harassment from colleagues regarding your physical shape 4. Unfounded promises during interviewing

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    Foundation Medicine Response

    November 16, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about your negative experience at this point in your career. We take very seriously the harassment potential concerns you raised about your workplace interactions as they are completely inconsistent with FMI policies and values and would like to encourage you to contact Liz Bagni ebagni@foundationmedicine.com, , our Advice and Guidance lead, to investigate, or contact us anonymously through the Say Something hotline at 1(844) 255-1954. You can also reach out to me directly at smiele@foundationmedicine.com. Our mission to transform cancer care remains at the core of all we do, and we are committed to creating a respectful environment for all. - Susan Miele, Chief People Officer

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