Alnylam Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Alnylam CEO and Director John M. Maraganore
John M. Maraganore
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Alnylam is a fast paced, energetic innovative company with some of the greatest talent I have ever been exposed to at every level(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great company, great benefits, great place to work(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be strained(in 15 reviews)

  • "Sense of Urgency and Innovation and Discovery corporate values can overshadow realistic life needs (i(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic

      May 3, 2021 - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Coworkers are great and supportive of new hires!

      Cons

      Not enough time in the day

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Exciting work at an exciting company

      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great pipeline of really interesting drugs Large organization with a lot of interesting activities

      Cons

      Higher pressure in my department A lot to get done in a short period of time

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great colleagues, poor middle management

      May 7, 2021 - Principal Associate in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      great colleagues and good benefits

      Cons

      Terrible middle management in department

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company!

      Apr 17, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great research and company culture

      Cons

      Struggle work/life balance but overall great company!

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Can be really intense but really rewarding

      Jan 15, 2021 - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Opportunities to collaborate and publish data in prestigious journals. Lots of resources and benefits to support learning and development including tuition reimbursement. Very involved executive/leadership team. Accessible in many ways and straightforward, even when it's complicated or difficult to discuss. Believes in really good science and ethical practices. Very tangible effort to acknowledge all hands involved on projects (for the most part). Huge pipeline with an FDA approved platform for drug delivery.

      Cons

      Sense of Urgency and Innovation and Discovery corporate values can overshadow realistic life needs (i.e., work life balance and prep time for presentations) which can be resolved easily by discussing with managers but wears you down after long periods of "urgent" work goals. The pros I listed are attainable for most associates and scientists but depends largely on whether or not your boss supports you. Advancement is challenging. Not very clear who gets promoted or why others don't.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Company

      Mar 25, 2021 - Senior Global Travel & Expense Administrator 
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      Pros

      Inclusive culture, great work-life balance

      Cons

      Sense of urgency can be stressful at times

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fabulous place to work

      Mar 2, 2021 - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Leadership is very accessible and responsive

      Cons

      Very high-paced environment can lead to burn-out if not managed appropriately

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Passionate place to work

      Mar 5, 2021 - FP&A Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and great science

      Cons

      High pressure and timelines to hit

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful place to work

      Jan 18, 2021 - RNAi Discovery Co-op in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Supportive and helpful community for students

      Cons

      The onboarding/training process was slow

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Jan 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great company, great benefits, great place to work

      Cons

      none so far, after working for 2 years

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