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Foundation Medicine Overview

Cambridge, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (FMI)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Foundation Medicine started with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, thus bringing the latest science and technology to routine cancer care.

In just a few years, that idea has turned into a tangible, invaluable set of tools ... Read more

Mission: We are a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patient's unique cancer.

Company Updates

  • We’re on the hunt for great talent! Thanks to the Harvard Office of Career Services for hosting us last week at the BioTech Career Expo to speak with candidates about our work transforming cancer care. Interested in pursuing bold ideas and making an immediate, tangible impact for people living with cancer? Visit the link in our company overview section to explore ways to join our innovative team.

  • Fast Company just named us No. 1 on the 2019 "World's Most Innovative Companies in Biotech" list, and No. 30 across all industries. Find out why:

    "Genomic testing of tumors and cancerous tissue is now a basic step in deciding on a course of treatment for many types of cancer," Fast Company writes. "Foundation Medicine, founded in 2010, is a leading provider of such tests."

    Want to join our innovative team? Visit to explore ways to join us!

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Foundation Medicine – Why Work For Us?

Get to know us!


Our Accessioning Team knows how to work in style!


We practice teamwork on and off the field!


Our Sales Team taking Phoenix, Arizona by storm during 2016's National Sales Meeting.


Soaking up the sun during our 2015 Summer outing!


Our Talent Acquisition crew enjoying some bowling and pizza!

Hungry or thirsty, we've got you covered!



We're more than just bike friendly, we're bike lovers!



The mall is just a block away, perfect for any after work shopping needs!


Local amenities, Dunks anyone?


This is our view!


You can picnic in the park or get some "zen" time for yourself.


Medical and Scientific

Our company is grounded in the proven science and medicine that underpins everything we do.

It is the passion and drive of every member of our Medical and Scientific team to advance our science and services in collaboration with the broader oncology community to both transform cancer care and move the entire field of oncology forward.


Developing best-in-class products and services to transform cancer care is a great first step. Educating the cancer community and ensuring broad access is the next.

Our Commercial team works with everyone fighting the disease—patients and their families, payers, physicians, drug developers—to raise awareness about the transformation in cancer care and Foundation Medicine’s role to ensure we’re delivering the tools and information they need to make an impact and drive access for patients everywhere.


Foundation Medicine is built around the tests we provide to patients. With these tests generating what we believe will be the largest database of cancer molecular information in the world, we are a rapidly growing data and informatics company as well.

Our Technology team works closely with the rest of the organization and our partners to discover new ways to analyze and mine our data and develop products that can manage, serve, and leverage that molecular information to create value and novel connections within the cancer community.

Business Operations

The health and growth of Foundation Medicine depends on creating and shaping a strong team, executing on our vision, and maintaining a culture of excellence.

Our Business Operations team not only keeps the company running day-to-day, but also ensures we are consistently focused in the right direction to support the growth required to enable broad patient access, all while nurturing our endlessly optimistic, energetic, and collaborative culture.


Our products provide more than information. They offer hope to patients, their families and friends, their physicians and caregivers.

This understanding defines our culture, drives our teams, and motivates every one of us to strive for excellence in everything we do.


Our cultural pillars serve as guiding principles in everything we do. As employees of Foundation Medicine, we always strive to:


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Foundation Medicine Chief Executive Officer Troy Cox
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    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time (Less than a year)


    Very patient centric, cutting edge genomics company


    Growing pains as the company rapidly expands

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Foundation Medicine Photos

Foundation Medicine photo of: Guten Tag from our growing lab team in Penzberg, Germany!
Foundation Medicine photo of: This ordinary looking bench is made entirely from recycled medical waste! A gift from our Green Team and our friends @triumvirateenvironmental.
Foundation Medicine photo of: This ordinary looking bench is made entirely from recycled medical waste! A gift from our Green Team and our friends @triumvirateenvironmental.
Foundation Medicine photo of: FMI Was Celebrated at ASCO 2018 Annual Conference!
Foundation Medicine photo of: Talent Acquisition Networking at ASCO 2018 Annual Conference!
Foundation Medicine photo of: Bocce Break at ASCO 2018 Annual Conference!
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Foundation Medicine Interviews



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    Agile Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Foundation Medicine in December 2018.


    FMI's HR took weeks to follow up with me after contacting me. In the meantime I was contacted by a staffing agency, EPAM, about the same kind of job at the same company. I called FMI's HR to ask them what was going in and whether they were now staffing this as a Contract, vs. Full Time, position. FMI's HR never responded, so I started interviewing through EPAM, who told me that theirs was a different position at FMI than the one I'd already applied for. What neither side told me was that they had me interviewing by two separate processes for the same job, and this cost me the job. I wasted my time going through multiple rounds of interviews, including an in person interview through EPAM. I passed all of them. Then FMI's HR contacted me to set up an interview. Then EPAM told me I would have a final "meet and greet", which they made sound like a mere formality, with the someone from FMI. It was a full on interview which started with the FMI employee saying that they think whoever takes that job may be setup to fail. He then gave me a very brief and limited description of a set of complex problems, and expected me to tell him how to solve all those problems based on very limited knowledge. There was no way I could please him. After this EPAM never followed up with me. Instead I heard from FMI's HR that they were canceling their scheduled interview with me because of the "meet and greet" with EPAM.

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Foundation Medicine Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work Globe 100(Top Medium Employers), The Boston Globe, 2013

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