Genentech
3.7 of 5 674 reviews
www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great place to work

Statistical Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech

Pros- Competent colleagues
- Cutting edge problems to solve
- Good ideas and insights are rewarded

Cons- It's now part of a large conglomerate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have learned a lot, and have been surrounded by incredible smart people; however growth opportunities are limited

Engineer II (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech


Pros: You are surrounded by many bright individuals, good and friendly… Cons: promotion process not very transparent little opportunities for career growth Culture clash… Advice to Senior Management: Make promotion process more transparent. Provide opportunities for career… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Once a small and agile company, has now become big pharma

Scientist (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech


Pros: Good science leads to a satisfying work experience. Excellent colleagues and… Cons: Big pharma management style now results in sudden largescale shifts in… Advice to Senior Management: Better face-to-face communication. Should replace or supplement email announcements of major changes with VP presentations to departments. Further erosion of bonuses, if not made up… More

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