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Not bad place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Genzyme

Pros

The management is on learning curve. The old mindset has to go away.
Sanofi takeover has reduced benefits. Retain bonus needs to be given.
Floaters need to be shown the door

Cons

Chaos in documentation and procedures and process.
Need to upgrade systems and service
Floaters need to be shown the door

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The management is on learning curve. The old mindset has to go away.
Sanofi takeover has reduced benefits. Retain bonus needs to be given.
Floaters need to be shown the door

Doesn't Recommend
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    Changing environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    Committed employees who genuinely care about our patients.

    Cons

    Senior management that has lost touch with what made this a great place to work.
    Integration efforts are haphazard and need more focus.
    Driven by cost savings to show investors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry a bit less about quarter to quarter results and look at long term strategy.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Huge workload, and pressure to match, with no end in sight.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genzyme

    Pros

    If you can survive the next 5 years under the consent decree environment it will be very good experience. It will teach you how to build a quality system using the ICH guidelines, and populating it with standards per international GMP and regulatory requirements. They are doing the same with engineering documentation systems and project management systems. Production Batch Records are also being rewritten.

    Cons

    Senior management is inept - perhaps half the VPs are gone but there is more pruning to be done. Sanofi has purchased the company and is trying to sort this out but they seem bewildered by the vast array of problems. Genzyme manufacturing plants were under-managed and under-funded for years and this cannot be turned around overnight. People at all levels are working beneath their position as a way of compensating for a lack of proper management systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be patient - do not expect Genzyme to get up to general standards of performance any sooner than 3-5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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