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Foundation Medicine Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, learning opportunities, room to grow

    Cons

    Low pay for work in department


  2. Helpful (2)

    "FMI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    company with a great purpose

    Cons

    the managment isn't the best


  3. "Amazing mission, brilliant & dedicated employees, and some growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    This is the most mission-focused company I've ever worked for. Every employee truly wants to transform cancer care in order to impact the lives of our patients. It's a hard-working bunch, and if you can keep up, you'll be rewarded with the feeling of making a difference. Comp is competitive, but benefits need some improvement in order to be on par with other Cambridge biotechs - 401k in particular.

    Cons

    It can be a little ruthless. To call it fast-paced would be an understatement and there's a tendency to "throw you in the deep end." If you can swim, and if you don't need a ton of praise, you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    It's fast-paced but spend some more time recognizing employees who are working their tails off for you.


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  5. "Excellent review process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    They treat you like a professional and value your contributions as a prospective employee

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Providing important info to patients, need more processes within company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge science, patient-focused, awesome people.

    Cons

    Building the plane while they're flying it. Too many projects, not enough processes.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "every other department seemed cohesive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    the company's overall purpose is helping people

    Cons

    too much favoritism and emotion in regards to daily work


  8. Helpful (7)

    "not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Positive patient-first company mission, cutting edge science, room for career growth, lots of free company swag.

    Cons

    Disorganized and chaotic work culture, very fast paced with zero work/life balance. Burning out is common here. Management is inexperienced and ineffective at leading.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced people for positions of leadership.


  9. "Billing Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, people are friendly. You get to build great relationships with multiple departments. CEO will most likely know you by name and will stop to talk with you.

    Cons

    Not easily transferable to another department which one may have interest in.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and very inspiring work.

    Cons

    Company is growing fast. Changes happen a lot, good and bad.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "making a difference in cancer care"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foundation Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good culture value, doing some really important work for patients. Promising to make a difference in cancer care.

    Cons

    growing too fast, some adjustment needed to make it more organized, benefit is not that great, especially 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    probably need to prioritize what's the most important for the company, as it's growing fast.



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