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Restructuring still in progress

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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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    Not interested in its employees in general.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Quality in Framingham, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefit. Comparable to other biotech companies in greater Boston area.

    Cons

    The company is deteriorating. I was surprised at its high turn over of employees through two years working there. A lot people I worked with have left since, especially after the company was bought out and it went 24/7. The management has no consideration of employees in general.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Genetics Commercial Division is Run Poorly

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    • 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.


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