Alnylam Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Alnylam CEO and Director John M. Maraganore
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  1. Helpful (2)

    more open in the start up years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Alnylam full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    really great science, a lot of good people working there and despite some typical for the industry stumbles they have built quite an impressive track record. Some of the micro-cultures are really great

    Cons

    the place is pretty vertically organized for a company of that size, like all public companies there is a high degree of confidentiality around some issues and some of the micro-cultures are really cut throat

    Advice to Management

    The bell curve for merit increases can do more harm that good a hyper competitive environment is not helpful or innovation or morale.


  2. GREAT WORK ENVIROMENT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Alnylam full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learning opportunities, good culture, smaller company

    Cons

    Management, Lack of accountability


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Alnylam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are treated well. Very well compensated and flexible hours. Never micromanaged!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think off!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I wish to join this company again!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Loved the people!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Alnylam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I absolutely loved my group! The culture there was awesome!
    My group was like my second family. I will miss them.

    Cons

    We went through two restructurings with no warning...need I say more?

    Advice to Management

    Share with the employees more of what is going on with the big picture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Dynamic fast-paced environment, aggressively prosecuting a novel therapeutic technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Alnylam

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong scientific rigor, very dynamic environment, compelling new technology, good fiscal management, heavily matrixed organization that demands good team play and collaboration

    Cons

    ALNY is aggressively seeking clinical POC for the RNAi therapeutic platform. The intense race toward clinical results often means that research around better understanding the fundamentals of the technology are deprioritized. Target selection also feels rushed and premature at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook mechanistic research around targets and delivery systems as this provides a strong foundation for problem solving later in clinical development.



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