Senior Lead Technician (Current Employee) – Allston, MA – September 22, 2017
Learned a lot in the years that i have been here, sometimes it can be a stressful work environment, other days it can be the best place you have ever worked, the people are great in the department a lot of knowledge to obtain from the seasoned ones
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
See above (Former Employee) – Framingham, MA, Westborough Ma – August 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.
Depending on Organization, flextime work from home, 401k match, health
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.
Good pay/benefits, bad career advancement opportunities
Manufacturing Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – August 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.
Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee) – Framingham, MA – June 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.
Benefits, Some good people to work with
No attempt for employee retention, Favoritism by Management, Work load balance inadequate