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Genzyme, post-Sanofi

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Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Waltham, MA

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

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

Pros

Genzyme has many bright and talented workers. Important goal is to treat unmet medical need and fairly good research facilities.

Cons

Little sense of direction and no job security-more layoffs are likely in the offing, after 3 waves so far. Projects often terminated after much work, even when successful. Very poor esprit de corps. Average salaries and no stock options.

Advice to Management

Improve compensation, announce an end to layoffs and commit to employees in a meaningful way that begins to counteract 3 years of poor morale.

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    This is not the same company it was even a couple of years ago. It's a sad place to work.

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    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Cambridge, MA

    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

    The science is interesting, the diseases being researched are in need of dedicated teams to create solutions, and the people who are left (after the acquisition by Sanofi) are really super.

    Cons

    That being said, those people are leaving in droves, and the new parent company is totally focused on the bottom line, not what makes sense for patients, and certainly not what makes sense for the employees. There is no recognition by Sanofi that Genzyme employees made Genzyme what it was, and the loss of talent in the past several months is staggering!


  2. Keeps you very busy at work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. Everyone bands together for a common goal.

    Cons

    Currently going through change. The lack of consistency can be frustrating.


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