Genzyme Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Genzyme

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are hard working and dedicated. The work environment and manageable because of the employees.

    Cons

    High stress work environment with little to no recognition from above. Constantly moving from one big problem to the next, never getting a break.

    Advice to Management

    Improve raises and bring back the stock options. Employee moral is low at times and better perks and raises could go a long way.


  2. Network Engineer Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer Consultant in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer Consultant in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Genzyme (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment, knowledgeable staff, organized documentation, current technology

    Cons

    Went down hill after bought by Sanofi. Upper management needs to treat employees with professional courtesy and respect. As a result employees migrated away from company like sinking ship.


  3. Helpful (1)

    It used to be a great company. Now, not so much.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist I in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist I in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Genzyme

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salaries and Benefits Fair work-life balance

    Cons

    The company is run like a sweat shop under the new regime

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like people and not like commodities.


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  5. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genzyme

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good comapny to work for outside of the city limits. Interesting science and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    No major cons. Their salaries seem to be a little lower than what you would find in the city. But it's a fair trade off if you don't want to commute.


  6. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genzyme

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent culture where everyone was engaged to help move the business forward. No "that's not my job mentality". We all shared a common vision to succeed.

    Cons

    Too bad big Pharma stepped in.


  7. Area Business Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Business Manager
    Current Employee - Area Business Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good products and good pipeline.

    Cons

    Affiliated 3rd party contractors aren't always efficient.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Still going through changes post acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genzyme

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

    Pros

    Some good people still left. Generous vacation policy

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done due to Sanofi's siloed approach and many, many steps and groups involved in process. Functions are being grouped in one location at any of the multiple Boston Metrowest locations breaking apart project teams. Good people continue to leave due to frustrations with Sanofi bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Genzyme needs to be able to be more independent from Sanofi processes. The legacy of success cannot be repeated using policies and procedures put in place to run enormous programs in area such as diabetes.


  9. Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Allston, MA

    I worked at Genzyme

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice culture, people caring for people and working together for the benefit of the patient. Good place to work with generous benefits

    Cons

    Sold to Sanofi and treated more as a number rather that a person. Internal relationships are good but corporate rules.

    Advice to Management

    None really, management has always been good to me. Respectable and understanding. Everyone is here for the patient. Do your job and do it well and you'll have no problems.


  10. intern

    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA

    I worked at Genzyme (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company, great outlook, wish i was paid more

    Cons

    long hours, hard work, and not enough lunch time


  11. Helpful (3)

    Manufacturing Operations Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Framingham, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice patient focused culture, which is rare in pharma. Great benefits (401k, Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement).

    Cons

    (Manufacturing Side Review) Poor talent focus, hierarchical filtering of communication, lack of manufacturing vision. Terrible bureaucracy prevents simplest improvements at the manufacturing operations level

    Advice to Management

    Focus on cutting the barriers to open communication. So many employees can't even openly discuss issues because it needs to be "processed" up the management chain. It's not conducive to continuous improvement of operations or culture.



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