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Amicus Therapeutics Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Amicus Therapeutics President, CEO and Director John F. Crowley
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "IT Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HelpDesk Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - HelpDesk Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work at as Amicus made me feel as part of the community right from the start. Everyone is very helpful and sociable as being an IT intern , I have had a lot of interaction with employees and could not complain one bit.

    Cons

    I have worked there for around 2-3 months as a summer intern but have not one thing to complain about as the employees and work environment is exceptionally great.

    Advice to Management

    Being in the IT field I worked rarely with the management team but my boss was one of the best I have ever had. He was very personable and a very knowledgeable guy who imparted a lot of his knowledge on me.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly environment, all employees have access to training and development.

    Cons

    Aggressive goals and timelines, working on increasing headcount


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent learning environment"

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    Former Intern - In-vivo Pharmacology Co-op in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Intern - In-vivo Pharmacology Co-op in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a newbie co-op, this was a great place to learn a wide variety of technical skills in addition to gaining exposure to a healthy small pharma culture. As a small, growing company, the enthusiasm was palpable and was invaluable for me as a developing researcher.

    Cons

    An understandable consequence of starting at the bottom of the food chain was a lack of understanding the development strategies trickling down from the top.

    Advice to Management

    Stay hungry.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Clinical Trial Associate in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Contractor - Clinical Trial Associate in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to learn from
    Company was very health conscious, offered healthy foods for employees to eat
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    As with any small company, budget is always an issue.
    Would have been nice to be a full time employee instead of a contract employee


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was very educational."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is very easy to ask questions and learn. Employees are very nice and willing to go out of their way to teach newcomers the reigns.

    Cons

    It is a small company, so it could be a bit difficult to try to see what to do next.

    Advice to Management

    The management at Amicus Therapeutics have been very competent and professional with interns and employees. It is very comfortable to work with them.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience- learn by fumbling. Management totally incompetent"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team work & support among the lower level employees

    Cons

    Watch your back. Too much politics. Self-interest rules the day

    Advice to Management

    Pay close attention to your worker bees!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great intro to small pharma research"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scientific management is very knowledgeable and willing to give more responsibility to student interns than many other companies, once the intern has proven him or herself. This results in increasing opportunities to learn about research at the industrial level, and provides students with a very different perspective than that gained from experience in an academic lab.

    Cons

    Because they are a small, non-revenue generating operation, the hourly wage for internships is not as high as larger, more established, and more profitable companies, however as a student intern the opportunity to do research is worth accepting a slightly lower wage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the internship program going!! and hire more of your interns from Rutgers, they do better work than their counterparts from Drexel :)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It is an open atmosphere with a small pharma vibe. Many cross-functional opportunities and less emphasis on titles"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -small pharma atmosphere
    -cross functional projects
    -knowledge of the entire life cycle of a project
    -great management in most departments
    -friendly, caring people

    Cons

    -do not post internally or externally for new positions (recruiter only)
    -not well defined career ladder and hard to move up (especially because it is a small company, so does not have that many positions as a whole)
    -rather hire externally than promote their own (in some departments)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Please Watch Your Back!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Inspired by the movie "Extraordinary Measures".
    Occasional free lunches from its awful cafeteria food.
    This company is a PR machine.

    Cons

    Very poor salary level compared to its peers.
    2% yearly bonus only corresponds to yearly living expense adjustments at other companies.
    Terrible management in the science department.

    Advice to Management

    Not like you will care, but pay close attention to the happenings in each individual department. Some of these middle management people and their minions are very vicious and conniving when it comes to playing the blame game.

    You also have "scientists" with inadequate training or academic credentials who pretends to know more science than an experienced Ph.D.! This is the biggest laughing joke for me while at the company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy drive, Friendly People, Company may make money one day

    Cons

    Terrible HR, Long hours, Uncertainty