Genzyme Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Good place to get started

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior/Lead Maintenance Technician in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior/Lead Maintenance Technician in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of learning experiences for future endeavors.

    Cons

    Lack of support from supervisors and managers. No sense of team

    Advice to Management

    Bring your soft skills and use them!

  2. Great experience very organized clean room and love difficulties solutions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    Always a new environment and people ! Learn new things each and everyday

    Cons

    When people dnt respect eachother and become a team

    Advice to Management

    Always bring qualities and productions to complete satisfaction

  3. Good but not great

    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time

    Pros

    investigates rare diseases, community, 401K match

    Cons

    Main research is done 20 miles outside Boston.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very much silos. Not a lot of collaboration

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting work, great benefits, some outstanding employees

    Cons

    Harvard elitism
    Cumbersome bureaucracy
    Interdepartmental infighting
    Very cambridge-centric focus

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that it's about performance and capability, not where you went to school

  6. Helpful (1)

    Experience varies from manager to manager, and from Site to Site.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Allston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Allston, MA

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global opportunities. Large drug pipeline so company is solid.

    Cons

    constant budget cuts affect your bonuses and annual increases. 2 years ago, pay raise was 2% and was considered low. This year, it was 1.5%. Many positions are not being back-filled to prepare for funding the pipeline of drugs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over working and under rewarding the little guys. Get rid of people that are not change agents.

  7. Helpful (1)

    It was ok.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genzyme

    Pros

    Lots to learn. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Lots of turmoil during this time due to Sanofi takeover.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Ups & downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fairly people-centric culture, flexible hours

    Cons

    Everything is a priority, extremely weak management, vague performance review, very general goal setting, ridiculous parking situation

    Advice to Management

    Start managing!

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great people...except for the ones that steer the ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits,pay, some feeling of accomplishment, people,

    Cons

    People who steer the ship!

    Advice to Management

    Sorry you should all be out!...well not all but the majority!

  10. Genzyme grew from 10,000 to 110,000 employees during the Sanofi acquisition making the company too disorganized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job stability, time off, involved in multiple projects and new projects down the line.

    Cons

    Poor communication, upper management not aware of workflow and challenges of daily activities, spend too much time collecting metrics and less on science and too many new applications without proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees comments during surveys; we have lost too many experienced employees if management just acted.

  11. Great product but caustic atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    Money and Benefits. Great location and expanding company.

    Cons

    Cut throat and brutal colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Provide better teaining

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