Culture and Values

Sometimes in a day you can make a significant difference. Sometimes it's only a small difference, but you really come here every day with the ability and the expectation that you will make a difference.
— Jayne Gansler
SVP, Head of Human Resources
Genzyme's culture is inspired – and built – by our employees, and the dedication they demonstrate every day to thinking creatively, working together, and making that extra effort in the service of our bigger shared goals.
An Exceptional Workplace

Are you interested in having a meaningful impact on the health and lives of people around the world? Looking for a positive, stimulating work environment that offers both tangible and intangible rewards? Excited about the possibilities of biotech and the future of medicine? Eager to work with bright, motivated colleagues who are experts in their fields? Genzyme's corporate culture sets the stage for just such opportunities. A prominent global biotech company with thousands of employees, we've always believed that being a great place to work is what makes us a company that accomplishes great work.

What sets Genzyme apart from other companies is its purpose: to transform the lives of patients. This mission is felt deeply by each employee, regardless of their role at Genzyme. In "The Future of Hope," CEO David Meeker; Jayne Gansler, Head of HR; Bill Sibold, Head of MS; and Rogerio Vivaldi, Head of Rare Diseases, discuss how Genzyme's unique people, products, and approach are shaping the company today and in the future.

Living the Corporate Values

Genzyme's workplace culture is rooted in our corporate values: innovation, entrepreneurialism, compassion, collaboration, drive, and integrity. Guided by these principles, we've established an environment that nurtures autonomy, yet encourages teamwork, that inspires employees to think big while empowering them to take hands-on action.

Our employees benefit from the stability and resources of a large, established biotech, but the entrepreneurial spirit and "can-do" attitude of our earliest start-up days continue to infuse our culture. Every employee recognizes that somewhere, a patient is waiting for our help – lending a sense of purpose to our working environment.

Our Values in Action
We're proud of the way our employees embody Genzyme's corporate values in their day-to-day activities. Here are just a few examples:
Developing our enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease required truly inventive efforts – from the scientists who originated the cell lines, to staff that re-engineered our manufacturing facilities, to the team that designed and implemented complex clinical trials.
Making an Impact

The number one reason our employees give for working at Genzyme is the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of patients. More than anything else, this passion for impact drives our staff to work with urgency and focus. For many, the commitment becomes a deeply personal one as they get to know patients – whose names and faces become the inspiration for every project, every deadline, every aspect of their working experience.

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