Genzyme Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance: You can work from home almost anytime you want (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits and a LEED building (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • The acquisition by Sanofi has started to change the culture to one more akin to big pharma (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior Management is overly focused on metrics (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Genzyme employment

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    Former Employee - ORTHOPEDIC BUY and BILL SPECIALIST in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - ORTHOPEDIC BUY and BILL SPECIALIST in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genzyme (More than a year)

    Pros

    culture, innovatiion, passion, Life saving medicines

    Cons

    downsized. bought by Sanofi produced disorganization


  2. Excellent environment

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

    Pros

    good pay great benefits bonuses great organizational culture focus is on the patients/customers

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. One of the Best Company to work

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Allston, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Allston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is people oriented company. A lot of team work. I am working at cell culture department and have a great management, especially I am working with great co-workers.

    Cons

    The employees there are great, but some departments do not work well with others and don't support fully the expectations of teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Overall, Genzyme was a great company The decision making & the approval process little slow Otherwise, the benefits, salary & educational experiences were very good.


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  5. Principal Scientist

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits that include 401K, bonus and vacation.

    Cons

    Lower pay raise, no ESPP and no stocks to employees below director level.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employess, extend ESPP and Stocks to all employees.


  6. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly believe in putting patients first

    Cons

    Hoping Sanofi will keep the culture of Genzyme alive


  7. Rare disease

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, complex innovative environment

    Cons

    A bit Large of an area to cover


  8. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time

    Pros

    flexible, local, benefits, incentives, transparent

    Cons

    no growth, long hours, weekend work


  9. Helpful (1)

    Benefits are decent, compensation lacking

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genzyme full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 401(k) match is the only thing that keeps me here at this point.

    Cons

    Lack of growth and recognition for work. Managers and above seem to be focused on financials rather than treating their employees well. Measly 1% raises year over year. Very high attrition rates currently, leadership is not back filling positions.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate salaries and end of year raises.


  10. Senior scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work in Boston!

    Cons

    there are no cons at genzyme


  11. QC analyst II

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    Former Employee - QC Analyst II in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - QC Analyst II in Allston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, room for growth

    Cons

    Constant change, staff can not support work load



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