The deal is done, what will happen to Genzyme employees? how about MA site?
Sanofi's are 24*7. That's 24 weeks a years, 7 hours a week and 1 decision a week but only on a full belly.
Are all Sanofi's white, male and from 3 grande ecoles ?
If you ain't French you don't fit.
Can anybody make decisions any longer ? More French than decisions.
Sanofi = slow and fail
Lots of French talk but no action.
If you French. Not French - go.
genzy is able to be fluid as well. a mix of talent
genzyme is good place to be - people
motivation and they are pros
so true, and purification outsourced to Lonza
Only solutions considered are French.
Sanofi too slow to innovate.
This ain't a nice place to be any longer. Shipping out time is here.
Life at Genzyme is now dull, bureaucratic, slow and no fun. The do'ers have gone and only the deadwood is stayin.
Trap and Set at the BBC
Surrender now and eat cheese...
Genzyme being ripped apart and replaced by an old French pharma model. Big staff turnover as we are just following distant French plans and old ideas.
genzyme and sanofi are such a joke ---
having to make smallpox vac for gov't hacks. real great
maybe like the lipitor folks their next QC fauxpar will be glass
in their product
Pink slips for service departments being pumped for savings. IT to be outsourced. look at
Obviously what will happ is --outsourc
next batch of contaminate @ canton - throw it out again $2 mill--
Sanofi to get rid of lifers, regulators and mfg losers.
Allston dead, sanofi putting brains to mfg . regulators,out even their political connects to company hacks won't save them
Sanofi wants more than old school boys - anybody from old days --out--
Anyone hear which groups were affected by the most recent layoffs?
Anyone hear any rumors recently, been really quiet in R&D, someone must know something.....
Allston is toast.
Decision on Allston made.
Layoffs expected mid Sept. Pink slips for service departments being pumped for savings. IT to be outsourced. Budget reviews asking for 20% cuts.
Dont recognise the Genzyme leadership team any longer and insecurity in many areas.
Genzyme staff retention now a joke.
Pfizer ? MA is the centre, CO is Hicksville.
Profit making process is never connected to personal situation. You take your family and move because that may be the best option you have at that time. Pfizer looks after its share holders, you look after your shareholders (family, you). If that requires moving so be it.
Do not expect Pfizer to say something like..."err, we need you to join the company so we can make look like we are growing but we may not. In case we don't grow the site we may have to let you go. So please come join us and help us in our time of need." Because if they say this you will not join them. Because...it is not other's honesty that drives your decisions; it is your need.
Allston MA is a basket case and pullin down all Genyzme. Sanofi are taking the products and ditchin the Genzyme sites.
New Genzyme drugs to go to Sanofi sites, Sanofi leaderships scared of Genzyme manufacturing.
You will be assimilated.
"Pharma industry exist due the peoples fear of death/pain. You are a peddler of hope and quick fixes for those who aspire to push a few more miserable days. On the grand scale what you do is nothing."
That's why we need to cure aging.
Looking at the old Genzyme leadership most have exited to "persue other opportunities".
Sanofi ripping into management and kicking out the lifers.
Packaging now out of Alston.
Allston is toast, it does not fit and only way to get the FDA of its back.
Pharma industry exist due the peoples fear of death/pain. You are a peddler of hope and quick fixes for those who aspire to push a few more miserable days. On the grand scale what you do is nothing.
But for now you do need moola to get hoola. So go work for Pfizer.
I wonder if that huge Allston Plant project fits into this
The chemistry department there will be toast.
I would love to disagree with the last poster, but the sad truth is: to make these deals work from a financial point of view there need to be synergy’s. Synergy’s means job loses. Your job will all depend on: from what company the head of the division is from, as the last poster said. This is the sad truth I have seen it lots of times. If you are lucky they will relocate you to the location where your work is done, in the other company. But you may want to just jump as its better than waiting and then being pushed or sunk.
The process is fairly straightforward. Once the deal closes the acquirer will start to merge management organizations and the top managers begin the evaluation of facilities. The process usually takes 4-6 months depending on what is involved, and then transitioning activity to another facility takes from weeks to years. Corporate positions at Genzyme will likely be hit fairly hard and fairly quickly - things like corporate accounting, PR, IT, HR.
If you want a hint at what happens to you, wait until they announce the new management team. If the top dog in your division or function gets annointed to remain the top dog, you are less likely to get impacted than your counterpart. It doesn't always work that way, but more often than not.
Some projects may not fit with the Sanofi portfolio, you don't want to be working on one of those. Figure that you have at least six months after the legal closing date before any big changes begin. If you don't have your resume revised and circulating well before then you are a fool. It is always good to have choices.
Funny how times changes things. I'm embarrased as well to admit I work for a pharma company.
Distinctly remember their HR trying to recruit recently.
How do these people sleep at night, trying to get people to quit their jobs when they know what's about to happen.
Pfizer is notorious for this, saw so many ads for jobs at Groton.
Pick up your life and family, come join us, it will look great to the shareholders and make the executives rich.
One can only wonder all the secrets these companies know with regards to the long term effects of their "wonder drugs".
Ashamed to have been a part of this industry for so many years
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