Foundation Medicine, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Billing Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MADecember 4, 2018
Truly enjoyed my time at Foundation Medicine. Phenomenal work culture and truly a company that prioritizes patient care. The team here is very supportive and everyone is always focused on doing whatever it takes for the patients.
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A day at fmi
Event & Trade Show Consultant (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 17, 2018
Great company, inspiring mission, a bit disorganized at the senior level, need to be more focused on the message, marketing is very siloed and marketing communications is undervalued.
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Total Lack of Direction on Project Initiatives
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 12, 2018
Project Leaders have difficulty in understanding the basics of project management which leads to over committing and under-delivering and lacks the understanding why the customers are frustrated with the end product. There is a lack of continuity across disciplines internal and external to the organization which drives confusion and chaos in daily initiatives.
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None
Cons
No Advancement, Lack of direction from management, chaotic environment
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Great Company
Specimen Procurement (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 11, 2018
An innovative company at the helm of cutting edge genomic cancer testing. A fast paced setting with a high volume of interaction with pathology labs and various medical facilities. The workplace culture places a heavy emphasis on work/life balance, which is very helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job was making a difference in the lives of cancer patients.
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Growing fast
Billing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 10, 2018
Things are changing very fast as the company is growing. prepare yourself for constant change. It can be very repetitive. Gained a log of useful skills.
Pros
Good managers
Cons
Not many fun things happening within the company
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Great Company
Molecular Technologist II (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 9, 2018
Tough to provide comprehensive review; however, Foundation was an amazing company to work for with peers that strive for greatness. Furthermore, there is great transparency within groups and up the ladder as well.
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interesting place to work
Accessioning Technician (Current Employee) –  North CarolinaJanuary 27, 2018
the work is interesting. and there is LOTS of work. sample volume increases every day, but the staff count does not. company would rather pay overtime and bonuses to emoyees than hire the needed extra hand....strange and a bit irritating at times.
Pros
incentives, benefits, mission statement/point of the work!
Cons
long hours, mandatory overtime, cliques form quickly, dont always promote internally
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Cool people to work with
Accessioning Technician (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 15, 2018
Basically doing the same thing everyday. i enjoy what i do just wished i got paid more with now 3 years of experience. Very friendly environment. People are nice to work with.
Pros
People
Cons
Pay
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Good place to work
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MANovember 17, 2017
It's a nice place to begin your career. Plenty of scope to advance and develop in your field of interest provided yo prove your mettle. If you luck out and work with the right bunch of people it'll be smooth sailing to a healthy work-life balance
Pros
cheap healthy stuff in the VM
Cons
No free food, no parties
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Once a great place to work
Technology (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 16, 2017
Company has a great mission and benefits... those who actually perform the work are a real pleasure to work with. Management is out of touch with the workers especially at the top. They hire talented and experienced people only to stagnate them and needlessly work them in circles on projects. Culture was once good, smart and engaging people working efficiently to accomplish something big. Unless you are a "yes man" who doesn't mind kissing the bosses ring, I would advise you to work somewhere else.
Pros
Good benefits and cool people (non-management)
Cons
Political Environment ... New products are lacking in vision
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Productive and fun work place, culture is relaxed but hard working
Billing Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 27, 2017
Great place to work, management is in it's novice stages in some departments. Not a stressful environment at all. Work Life Balance can be improved in certain depts (specifically billing). Work culture is awesome.
Pros
tons of great perks, stress free atmosphere
Cons
parking situation is a disaster for commuters
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Quick Pace…. Ultra Competitive…
Strategic Account Manager, Hematology / Oncology (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 26, 2017
Great place to work but has a rapid pace… company was recently acquired by Roche. Once merger was complete, many cutbacks were made including, but not limited to the sales and business development representatives.
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3.0
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Challenging and Time Consuming
Manger (Former Employee) –  Morrisville, NCJune 26, 2017
Very fast paced and constant changes in vision, direction, and leadership. Stressful environment but very rewarding pay with excellent benefits for employees, while you last.
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Meaningful Work, but challenging
User Experience Designer (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 13, 2016
A good company to become part of the next generation of cancer research. Foundation Medicine is leading a transformation in cancer care, where each patient’s treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the molecular changes that contribute to their disease.
Pros
Cambridge Location
Cons
Hard to develop concepts in a very fragmented industry
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Start up
Clinical Laboratory Technologist II (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMarch 20, 2014
There is a struggle to do well in this environment. You need grit to work here, but it's worth it.
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