Genzyme

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Never a dull moment

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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 (more than 10 years)

Pros

Very dedicated staff. Family atmosphere. People rally together to get the work done. Many different opportunities available. Never boring; lots of challenges and opportunities.

Cons

Difficult work life balance. Benefits could be better.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Good company vision/mission...poor leadership and communication

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Genzyme full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company vision and mission; life-saving products; good compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    Some business units suffer from poor management/leadership; poor communication; lack of employee development/growth options; constant changes due to acquisition by/integration with Sanofi

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate changes to your employees; take career development seriously and reward those that work hard and help you to achieve your business goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Like a life work balance? Don't work in Finance here.

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable company, terrific headquarters facility, good salary and benefits. Good for entry level to get feet wet.

    Cons

    Long hours, unreasonable deadlines (continual issue), complicated systems (good luck getting something paid), complicated reporting, poor systems training, horrible communications (management needs a class or two), and no concept of employee retention. It has been a downhill ride since the Sanofi purchase. You are expected to be connected at all times including weekends, vacations, and US holidays (you are on the French calendar). If you are a workaholic that likes to be unappreciated, Finance is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a class in communications - as abhorrent is too mild a word to describe it. You are burning out your finance staff, plain and simple. When the economy eventually improves, turnover is going to be extreme. Way too much time and effort is spent on budgets, multiple forecasts, and long range plans each year. Finance does not have enough bandwith or time to perform basic analysis at month end. Hire more people in your consolidation function in Paris, and give your business units more time to close and analyze the books.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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