Genzyme Employee Reviews in United States

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solid science poor atmospehere
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Framingham, MADecember 3, 2015
The shift of culture and lack of respect for scientists has driven most to pursue good science elsewhere. The two hardest aspects are routinely running multiple full day experiments/assays within the same day, and coming back to that with zero expectation of advancement or appropriate level of staffing.
Pros
Interesting, high quality science
Cons
very long hours for some, poor compensation, zero advancement
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Great place to work, good people but executive management needs to get IT priorities in order.
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Westborough, MAJanuary 19, 2016
Great work/life balance. Great people to work with. Sanofi's Genzyme acquisition is having some bumps here and there though. Server OS's and apps are very outdated and executive management doesn't seem to have a handle on priorities leaving the lower management and personal guessing from day to day what direction they need to go in.
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Sanofi very unstable!
See above (Former Employee) –  Framingham, MA, Westborough MaAugust 13, 2016
Take heed from someone who enjoyed the great ride of Genzyme, truly a top Mass company until the consent decree.
Worked 20yrs, Mfg, quality, quality systems and IT/IS.
Sanofi IS slashing US workers, the bottom line is more important, in my experienced life, than patients and especially employees.
They discard US employees mostly over EU employees, very unstable.
Proceed with caution.
Pros
Depending on Organization, flextime work from home, 401k match, health
Cons
Regressed, self indulgent cultures, be careful where you interview. The layoffs just dump more work on existing employees, service suffers, process' break and often unknown. Information lost, poor communication of changes all around.
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Decent benefits, poor growth opportunities
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Allston, MAOctober 11, 2015
The company has changed quite a bit since the Sanofi acquisition.

This is a great place to start learning in the field. Wages are pretty stagnant. People used to be respected and treated fairly. If you want to be treated as a number with no recognition or growth opportunities then this is the place for you.

High attrition rates currently which stresses existing staff. Back filling positions with temporary employees who leave after being fully trained.

The benefits are fantastic.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
High Stress, Poor Management
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Good company
Net Consultant (Current Employee) –  Southborough, MAMarch 10, 2016
It was a great experience.

Profession environment and laid back culture.

Company is very big and employees have good future.
Pros
Good work. Complex projects.
Cons
Slow Pace
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Under consent decree
Senior Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) –  AllstonSeptember 19, 2015
It is difficult being under consent decree. Stressful. Documentation is chaotic. Management has ideas that don't work in the real world yet they keep promoting the same ideas. Benefits and work life balance are very good. Twelve hour shifts for QA are very difficult.
Pros
A lot of time off
Cons
Twelve hour shifts. Documentation chaos
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DEDICATED employees!
Principal Clinical Project Specialist (Former Employee) –  Northborough, MAJune 8, 2016
Genzyme had some the most DEDICATED / TOTALLY committed employees I have worked with in my 44 year career! Genzyme was a company founded on researching and developing treatments for unmet diseases, many of which afflict infants and children. I am very proud to say I played a role in the Clinical Research Team for 13 years supporting that commitment.
Pros
flextime, ability to work from home during stormy winter days
Cons
the take over of Sanofi-Aventis, they do not understand of share our commitment
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Its who you know not what you do
Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Framingham, MAJune 15, 2016
Some good people to work with.
Managements approach is hands-off and does not support employee development. Management plays favorites with certain employees rather than support employees who work hard
Huge turnaround of employees. OK benefits. Stressful environment due to lack of job balancing within departments.
Pros
Benefits, Some good people to work with
Cons
No attempt for employee retention, Favoritism by Management, Work load balance inadequate
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Good pay/benefits, bad career advancement opportunities
Manufacturing Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Framingham, MAAugust 11, 2016
Great pay and excellent benefits, but many employees find it difficult to advance quickly (outsiders are typically brought in for new positions) and for "lower level" jobs, the groups are very short staffed while they seem to over-hire the management levels.
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Great Place to work, lot's of opportunities
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  MassachusettsJuly 5, 2016
Great company to work for if you are a full time employee. Lot's of campus' to choose from, great salary and benefits. Company offers Flex Hours and Work from home options.
Pros
Subsidized lunches
Cons
Commute to Allston and Cambridge campus can be difficult
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Challenging but productive work experience
Reimbursement Manager (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAAugust 16, 2016
Good experience overall. Though the environment was very conservative, there was room for growth and improvement. The staff was very nice and the team ethic was strong.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Turnover rate was high
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Little room for advancement
Documentation Specialist Lead (Current Employee) –  Framingham, MAJune 24, 2016
In the four years I've been here, I've seen opportunities for advancement dry up without explanation. The few promotions that I've seen have been with personnel that part of "the inner circle".
Pros
Benefits are good
Cons
Not for ladder climbers
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Awesome management team
Systems Administrator (Current Employee) –  Framingham, MAApril 15, 2016
Great team and exciting job. the downside was the company off-shored its level 3 support. there was plenty of excitement and comradary in every day and i would work for the management team all the way up, except to the CIO who will be gone in a couple years when the company realizes how much offshoring has hurt the stability.
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Good but not great
Lab Technologist II (Current Employee) –  Framingham, MAAugust 23, 2016
Big on celebrating personal life successes such as weddings and babies. Great benefits such as time off and medical insurance. However, the pay sucks.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Not enough money
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Awful place
Senior Director (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 2, 2016
Terrible culture, weak management and generally an ineffectual organization. The General Manager of the MS Business Unit is awful and pretty incompetent.
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Currently in transition
Operations Management (Current Employee) –  Westborough, MAMay 26, 2016
This Company is currently in the middle of transitioning It management to a outsource model. With a heavy emphasis on contract employment.
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Genzyme
Senior Information Technologist (Former Employee) –  Framingham, MAJune 15, 2016
Good company but acquired by a bigger company. The company overall has good work ethic and strong validation
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Best R&D organization
Research Assistant/Associate (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 10, 2016
Wonderful and smart scientist. The company had a motivating, learning, and team work environment that made us all happy to work there.
Pros
Excellent opportunities to learn and develop various skills
Cons
None
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Great place to work
Process Improvement Co-op (Former Employee) –  Framingham, MAApril 30, 2016
It was an inclusive and enjoyable team environment that provided variation in the types of projects so work was always interesting.
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Great benefits, family oriented, community oriented, dedicated to helping patients that used its drugs.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 14, 2012
Each day was different. I had a lot of variety in my position, creating spreadsheets, travel planning, expense reporting, meeting scheduling in outlook.
I learned the importance of time management and setting priorities. I learned the value of developing a rapport with my coworkers and doing what I can to help them with their problems.
The hardest part of my job was not having a medical background and keeping up with all of the changes in the pharmaceutical industry.
The most enjoyable part was having the knowledge and ability to help my co-workers when they needed it.
Pros
very good benefits
Cons
advancement was difficult.
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