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Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
26 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance: You can work from home almost anytime you want (in 14 reviews)

  • Genzyme pays good hourly wages and offers a great benefits package (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The acquisition by Sanofi has started to change the culture to one more akin to big pharma (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management not clearly focused on improving operations (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Genzyme: Excellent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    Excellent company and strong commitment to patients.

    Cons

    None. I am very satisfied

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work, learn and develop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Genzyme full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management cares about the employees and puts a lot of energy into ensuring both growth and job satisfaction. Benefits were beyond great.

    Cons

    Really challenging IT protocols almost to the point it disrupts the ability to get work done. Change is very slow as there are multiple levels to go through for review/approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure communication remains good and your teams will continue to support you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Genzyme full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genzyme was a great place to work -- very entrepreneurial, open culture. Good compensation and benefits too.

    Cons

    A very matrixed environment, which could present challenges.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Genzyme as a contractor

    Pros

    State of the art facility, professional setting - the corporate office has a positive/energetic buzz to it, impressed with the quality of all employees I've encountered, compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    The company seems to be contracting out a lot of its work, which leads to less training, company support and personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and retain full time employees. The company is great to work for, but the element of being part of the team (part of the company) is greatly reduced when you're a contractor because you are always looking down the line knowing that you'll be job searching again soon.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Associate Director, Project Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to shine and standout. Top performers get high visibility.

    Cons

    Many people are old Genzyme (pre merger) and wish things would go back to the good old days when there were no rules and everyone got ridiculous bonuses. Also, many people resist positive changes that are happening.

  7.  

    Research Assistant Intern

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Framingham, MA
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Genzyme as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great summer internship program, other employees are very willing to help out and teach the interns, a lot of growth opportunities

    Cons

    The lab space was very small and cramped, they should put more money into bigger and better lab areas for the employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a pleasure working for this company

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The people that I worked with were very knowledgeable and great to get along with.

    Cons

    I don't think that I can say anything bad about this company.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for since sanofi took over

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

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    Great Benefits, 401K match of 150% up to 6%

    Cons

    organizational problems with transition to Sanofi model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change is necessary for survival

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Waltham, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Genzyme as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great scientists, and the work is really exciting

    Cons

    Genzyme and Sanofi still function as 2 different companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should value scientists more...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Loved it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Genzyme full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are really dedicated and truly care about what they're working towards

    Cons

    No cons, great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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