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Helpful (2)

Restructuring still in progress

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Framingham, MA
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Framingham, MA

I have been working at Genzyme as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Good people trying their best to overcome the issues of consent decree and the Sanofi buyout. Many employees have helped to grow Genzyme from a startup to a major company. Their history and lessons are valuable.

Cons

Constant changes in the way business, training and work is being done. Part of this is due to Sanofi's increasing influence. Workers are often frustrated and confused with the changes and what is now expected of them.

Advice to Management

Make sure your entire way of doing business and work is up to date and modern to keep pace with the current biotech marketplace. Spent a bit less money on new floral plantings every few weeks and more on perks for your hardworking employees.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Genetics Commercial Division is Run Poorly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    One of the most chaotic scenes in the drug industry. I have 18 years experience and this is scary.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Solid pipeline of drugs. Drugs for rare diseases. They do give many drugs away to those who cannot afford the meds.

    Cons

    GMP's are subjective. Training is awful and management is detaches from reality. I don't know how they make money. Very clicky. No communication. It is run like a 3rd world factory. Dirty.

    Advice to Management

    Leave...just walk away.


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