Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – July 11, 2017
Some of their management are not good managers to work for. The hardest part is finding a manager who will be honest and let you know what is going on. Recent layoffs have hurt the company and its workforce.
Senior Area Business Manager II (Former Employee) – Neuroscience Division – June 19, 2017
The company had just been purchased by Sanofi so there seemed to be a lot of confusing with regard to processes. Sanofi had their way of doing things; Genzyme had their way of doing things and they couldn't have been more different.
Senior Medical Data Operator (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – June 8, 2017
I love Genzyme! They are the best company I have ever worked for. Unfortunately the San Antonio location got bought out and we all got laid off but even with that they still gave us 1 year to prepare for the lay off.
A very excellent company with happy individuals that are running the company
Medical Science Liaison (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – June 4, 2017
This is a very excellent company. The culture is great and the managers are very, very helpful. The company bends over backwards to promote individuals that are sincere about their careers and want to advance. The products they have are all needed by the patient population they were made to help. loved working there
Supervisor, Large Scale Cell Culture (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – May 10, 2017
I couldn't be happier with my job and career her at Genzyme/Sanofi. Its is a very challenging and rewarding job to know that you make medicine that improves the lives of others. I have learned to work in a fast pace production schedule that has you constantly on your toes. You have to make very calculated decisions, calculations and adjustment to the production schedule daily. We have a great management team that is always trying to improve the process. the hardest part of the job is working nights and the ever evolving schedule. the most rewarding and enjoyable part of the job is knowing you are making a difference in peoples lives.
The people, schedule and the pride in helping patients
Manager (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – May 4, 2017
Genzyme was a great place to work. We all worked towards the health of the patients and great work life balance. Since Sanofi acquired Genzyme the atmosphere has severely changed. Sanofi is policy/form heavy and care less about the patients and employees and more about the stock holders. Management is top heavy and doesn't communicate to employees. Product launches which used to be a company wide celebration are almost a best kept secret. The culture both in Cambridge and Bridgewater is depressing and nobody seems happy.
decent health insurance options
Management heavy and no room for individual growth
Clinical Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – April 17, 2017
This company has the right people in place to succeed in the future. The product pipeline is very enticing and will continue to grow, with new management and new launches coming in the future. The workforce is very knowledgeable and aware of their skillset.
Upstream Cell Culture Supervisor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – April 16, 2017
Genzyme was under consent decree so working in that environment when FDA representatives are there constantly. Working over night hours was the toughest part because I had to work 12 hours shift and dealt with Deviations on a regular basis.
I didn't have to punch in since I was a the supervisor
Europe oriented company, stressful environment to work in the US
IT Validation Consultant (Former Employee) – Framingham, MA – September 13, 2016
Everyone is stressed out. Lot's of experienced employees let go and the remaining people are overworked. Benefits are still good but compensation is not what was at Genzyme. Everyone is afraid of another layoff. Office politics on every level, people get promoted for their support of management and not for work they do.
Office politics, only ones who close to management get promoted