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Human Genome Sciences Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
25 Reviews
3.9
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    I will miss it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Human Genome Sciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    All of the management and my co-workers were easy to work with and get along with.

    Cons

    They sold out to get gobbled up by big pharma

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good option

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences

    Pros

    Was exposed to a variety of projects and people to work with. Compensation, vacation, hours.

    Cons

    Less responsibility, career growth, less challenging work that would have prefered

  3.  

    Excellent marketing department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly qualified team, exciting project opportunities, good management

    Cons

    GSK partner was significantly more conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better coordination of interns. Way too many undergrad interns compared to graduate level interns. Would have preferred distinguishing between the 2.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, developing products that had the potential to significantly improve patient health, opportunity to be involved in health authority interactions as a relatively new hire.

    Cons

    Although HR and senior management were aware - as a result of a large number of exit interviews - at least one management person was not suited to the role and would have been better off without direct reports.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Place, Unfortunately Defunct

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate I in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Awesome training program; they make sure you know your stuff before putting you on field
    -Many good/fun natured and sociable people (at least manufacturing side).
    -Awesome amenities and infrastructure (the glass building in rockville is amazing).
    -Fun Perks (ex. surprise breakfasts and lots of free food)

    Cons

    -A lot of personal drama among colleagues
    -Unfortunately now a part of GlaxoSmithKline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Should have stayed its own company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I learned to work with many different people and learn new things i didn't know befor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custodion in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Custodion in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    knowing what chemicals are safe to use and which are not.And to learn how to organize special needs

    Cons

    Not giving the chance to do some of the things i would of liked to of learned or getting credit for some of the changes I made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was a great company. Very good atmosphere.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Human Genome Sciences

    Pros

    Very good environment to work in.

    Cons

    GSK bought it and has completely changed it.

  9.  

    Amazing company until bought by GSK

    Former Employee - Coordinator in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Profound sense of purpose until the GSK buyout

    Cons

    Now part of a gigantic biopharma monolith

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    HGS review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate II in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Human Genome Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Great co-workers
    great home/work balance

    Cons

    Office politics
    Um-meritted promotions
    Upper management decisions are not well planned
    There is a great disconnect between upper management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the people actually doing work and promote based on that knowledge.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Too many non essential employees left

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Statistical Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Human Genome Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to have fun with
    Lots of free food
    Great work life balance
    Lots of happy hours

    Cons

    Lots of people who do nothing and get pay
    Too much politics
    Good old boys club
    It's not what you know but who you know
    Lots of egotistical people who think they know everything
    Poor morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that we are gsk.
    Continue to layoff more people.
    Integrate
    Time to save $$$$. Get rid of more deadweights

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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