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Alnylam Overview

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Website www.alnylam.com
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Public (ALNY)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Pfizer, Biovail
Call it The Silence of the Genes. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals runs interference with RNA to prevent disease. RNA interference (RNAi) technology developed by the biotech firm can selectively shut off harmful genes. The company is developing a pipeline of candidates both individually ... More

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Alnylam CEO and Director John M. Maraganore
John M. Maraganore
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    more open in the start up years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Alnylam full-time (More than 8 years)


    really great science, a lot of good people working there and despite some typical for the industry stumbles they have built quite an impressive track record. Some of the micro-cultures are really great


    the place is pretty vertically organized for a company of that size, like all public companies there is a high degree of confidentiality around some issues and some of the micro-cultures are really cut throat

    Advice to Management

    The bell curve for merit increases can do more harm that good a hyper competitive environment is not helpful or innovation or morale.

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    Rigorous but great experience. They know exactly what they are looking fur in the candidate. Everyone was candid and curious to know what your strengths are and what you would bring to the table.

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  • Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008

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