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Not interested in its employees in general.

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Former Employee - Quality  in  Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Quality in Framingham, MA

I worked at Genzyme full-time for more than a year

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Genetics Commercial Division is Run Poorly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time for 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Leave...just walk away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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