Amicus Therapeutics Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2020

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Amicus Therapeutics President, CEO and Director John F. Crowley
John F. Crowley
20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Love This Company! in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    John Crowley is inspirational. He actually knows every employees name. How many CEOs know that? Bradley is just as friendly and approachable. The culture is one of the best I have experienced. Most managers are kind and supportive. Compensation is generous (and I have been in this industry almost 20 years). Amazing pipeline. Extremely patient focused! This company walks the walk!

    Cons

    Stock is a tad low but I have a feeling the pipeline will eventually fix that, and management is looking into other compensation options. In reality....I haven’t even considered leaving because of it! I love it here.

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  2. Helpful (6)

    "Management doesn't care about scientists"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and time off are better than average

    Cons

    When the decision was made to move all Cranbury scientists to Philadelphia, there was never any input sought from the scientists, many of whom live hours away from Philadelphia. People who opposed the move or complained got fired or sidelined. Labs were designed for looks, not function. Company used to care about employees, but now that cash is coming in, that's all that matters. The culture has changed over the years and the feeling that we were all in this together is gone. Bullies and dead wood are allowed to stay. Loyalty to certain people is more important than expertise. Nepotism is common.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The ice cream truck comes to the building during the summer.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely horrible. Everything single thing is mismanaged. Project timelines, hiring, firing, HR issues, finance...nothing is handled correctly. No one has a defined role because there are so many incompetent people that can't perform their jobs, people have to just pick up the slack so it's impossible to define any kind of role or any business processes. The senior management (VP and above) are so out of touch with the day to day needs and/or feelings of the employees. They think (or pretend) that the company hasn't changed in the past 5+ years but it could not be more different. Nepotism and the boys club of management have ruined the culture. I can with high confidence say that other reviews on here are PR stunts by the company. A glowing review was posted at the end of Jan 2020 but a layoff of about 10% of the employees happened just a week before that review was posted. I can guarantee no one at the company was feeling that optimistic at that time. Salaries and benefits are below average to average. After several years at the company, my stock options are worth NOTHING so don't expect anything from that. Management constantly diluted the stock..screwing over employees' stock options in the process...only to operate in the most inefficient way. They have no obligation to the employees, only to themselves. The company loses money every year, yet the CEO is overpaid compared to companies of similar size. He can act as altruistic as he wants...and many of us believed in him before...but some things just do not add up anymore and John and his team need to be held accountable.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible company, micro managing culture."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. To many unnecessary functions.

    Cons

    Micro managing culture, disorganized. Managers don’t know what they are doing, give management positions to people with know management background. Unrealistic dead lines. Did I say DISORGANIZED to the max

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Good Ole Boys Club..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Unlimited training budget

    Cons

    Management steals employees work and presents it as their own Little to no mobility if you aren’t willing to give up all your personal time Long hours with not recognizing your efforts Inexperienced staff at junior levels Unrealistic timelines PR Machine!!(Half the post about this company are written by the PR department) Too many “Lunch and Learns” CEO is a egomaniac who shops at Jack And Janine “Not the right fit” equal not a “Yes person” Leadership doesn’t hire minorities for Sr level positions Politics are front in center in the office(Red Company and they don’t hide it) Won’t pay employees at market value but will make you wait to get a “market adjustment” Wearing many hats only means the people you work with don’t know their role On average it takes a Director 1-2 years to get promoted, non-director 3-5 years... shouldn’t it be harder for a director to get promoted? Every six months someone is either a executive director or senior director

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  6. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    I absolutely love working here. The company culture is something that I think really makes working at Amicus very rewarding. Everyone is very friendly and really cares about the work that they are doing and I couldn't be happier working for Amicus.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about Amicus

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  7. "Wonderful place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work. Lot of opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Really nothing to say, love to work here!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "growing"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amicus Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    good culture; growing rapidly in size

    Cons

    minimal infrastructure; need more experienced people

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Controller -Associate Director"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranbury, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A friendly professional company

    Cons

    start up Company , with limited prospects

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Its a Rare Company for Sure!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amicus Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Make no mistake this company lives and breathes for its patients going as far as launching support programs for patients and their families. The environment is extremely collaborative and management wants to hear your input. The culture is very inviting and friendly and everyone no matter how busy they are seems to be happy to extend a hand if needed. Best Place to Work 2018

    Cons

    No company is absolutely perfect. Amicus is undergoing a rapid growth phase while still ironing out process so this can be a bit of a hurdle at times. I'm confident they will iron this out over time.

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