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Genetics Commercial Division is Run Poorly

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

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

Pros

- You get to meet the patients you serve
- The products are interesting and have a real place in medicine
- Pay is competitive

Cons

- Management in genetics no longer cares about the people they serve; they only care about protecting their position and handing out plum posts to their friends.
- Genetics commercial is an operational nightmare. It is a miracle that they can manage to get drug shipped.
- Strategy is totally misguided and reflects how out of touch genetics management is with reality
- Too many people have not experienced other companies and do not realize how far behind the times they really are.
- Upper management keeps hiring unnecessary people to chase unrealistic goals and the lack of real responsibility among various stakeholders is creating infighting and turf battles.
- It is very hard to hold employees accountable because of the lack of role clarity and unrealistic objectives.
- Career opportunities are surprisingly bad in house and there are no opportunities for development for field employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find some seasoned talent from another company to run this division and get your operations sorted out. The company is not fit to compete.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Genzyme full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. True spirit of helping patients. Novel drugs that truly do make a difference to patents and their lives. Nice location and building in Kendal Sq Cambridge MA

    Cons

    The acquisition by Sanofi has started to change the culture to one more akin to big pharma. There is also a fair bit of travel required to France by senior management.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A OK company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Peaceful environment, not competitive, mostly people work along well in the department

    Cons

    Salary is not up to market standard, not much encouragement to advance in career, not efficient in spending money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new ideas..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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