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Foundation Medicine Overview

Cambridge, MA
501 to 1000 employees
2010
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.

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Foundation Medicine – Why Work For Us?


Troy Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Medicine

 Foundation Medicine has a bold mission to lead a transformation in cancer care. Through our unique ability to unlock the genomic drivers of cancer and place valuable molecular insights into the hands of clinicians and the biopharma industry, we are striving to make personalized cancer care a reality for patients all across the globe.    

Since joining Foundation Medicine as CEO in February, I’ve learned much from our internal and external stakeholders about our passionate and high-growth company. The Foundation Medicine brand is synonymous in the global oncology community with innovation, quality, integrity, and, most importantly, a true patient-centric approach. At just seven years young, the 600+ dedicated employees at Foundation Medicine are having an outsized impact on cancer care, and we’re just getting started. This is the motivation behind this invitation.  

In brief, this is an invitation for feedback; an open request for input.    

The team at Foundation Medicine has built a mission-driven culture, one that fosters innovation, encourages collaboration, and supports transparency. It’s through this honest exchange of ideas and challenging conventional thinking that we can accelerate the achievement of our mission. Therefore, preserving this culture is paramount to all of us, especially as we continue to experience strong growth and increased demand for our molecular information products and services. To this end, I believe the best way to nurture our culture is through input and open sharing of constructive opinions and ideas.    

Each one of us has a vital role in fueling our culture.  Each of us is empowered to contribute to Foundation Medicine today and, importantly, to the Company we will become in the years to come. In short, your feedback matters greatly. My commitment to this philosophy cannot be overstated.   

Therefore, I invite our employees  to continue to build the mission-driven culture that’s been created. You’re encouraged to share feedback and insights that make this organization stronger, that enable us to be more efficient and that accelerate our quest to ensure that every individual with cancer has the opportunity for improved outcomes through a personalized approach to care.   

I hope you will take the time to consider this invitation and respond. I look forward to hearing from you.     

Troy Cox 

Chief Executive Officer  

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Our cafe is always busy during lunch hour.

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Our Accessioning Team knows how to work in style!

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We practice teamwork on and off the field!

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

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Soaking up the sun during our 2015 Summer outing!

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Our Talent Acquisition crew enjoying some bowling and pizza!

Hungry or thirsty, we've got you covered!

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

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

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Local amenities, Dunks anyone?

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

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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.


Commercial

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.


Technology

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.


PATIENTS FIRST

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

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

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    Pros

    Leader in cancer diagnostic testing. Excellent culture, great people and great purpose.

    Cons

    Exponential growth has caused gaps in training and onboarding. The decision is yours as to whether you sink or swim.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond onboarding. Systems training per department is key, especially in sales.

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Foundation Medicine Photos

Foundation Medicine photo of: Guten Tag from our growing lab team in Penzberg, Germany!
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Foundation Medicine Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Foundation Medicine (Cambridge, MA) in June 2018.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Foundation Medicine internal recruiters for a Product Owner role in a team related to something about lab process engineering. I had an initial phone call with the recruiter, followed by a series of phone calls with the senior director and associate director. I had a great conversation with the associate director--we had a solid understanding. The senior director was condescending and demeaning. They then set up a WebEx interview with several other people, which went very well. The automation manager had a lot of great insights and ideas to offer.

    I was to fly out for an in person interview, when the internal recruiter told me that he could not accommodate my travel plans, even though they had agreed to provide travel arrangements. This company clearly has a lot of internal issues and perhaps emotionally unset employees. As a result, I never flew out for the final interview. Foundation Medicine simply discontinued the interview process.

    In the end it was a total waste of time and energy.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your role as Product Owner in the current company you work at.   Answer Question
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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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