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One of the best pharma places to work in the world

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Current Employee - Associate  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Associate in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Genentech is amazing in terms of how many resources they have and how structured everything is. Great perks, corporate culture, co-workers, missions/goals, and support they offer to employees and it's own community.

Cons

Genentech is already a well established company. And because it's such a big company, employees are competitive and sometimes inappropriately aggressive to climb up and be promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow everybody to be more involved or at least connected (in terms of decisions and changes) in upper management.

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    Genentech rocks in research and life sciences.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Open attitudes towards research, benefits, senior management, drug pipeline. This place just rocks!

    Cons

    Bay area housing prices are tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Continue the fairness and open communications.

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    One of the best biotechnology companies to work for.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    Great company goals and leadership. Excellent benefits package. Very good cafeterias. Getting to meet other people in the same field. There is a club house and gym (with excellent facilities) that's available to everybody. There appears to be opportunities for career development and support for that. Stock and 401k options. Fulfillment from doing your job since it is a biotech company that makes cancer treatments that saves lives.

    Cons

    Your working experience depends on which department you work in at Genentech and may vary greatly. It's a huge company so you may get lost among the sea of people. It's a huge campus, but there are free intra-campus shuttles to help you get around. The hours can get very long sometimes, depending on the nature of your work but I'd say it's the norm for most, if not all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job. The Club House is a little too far away from most buildings.

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