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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Genentech rocks in research and life sciences.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bay area housing prices are tough.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Great place to work if you're smart, determined and extroverted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CIT in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CIT in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Feels great to know that you're contributing in the fight against cancer. Lots of smart and passionate people. Feel great waking up in the morning knowing that YOU make a difference. Company bonus plan is very generous if you're a performer. Genentech is always very focused of people development and isn't shy about spending money on continuing education.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a very difficult. Some of the "lifers" have a total sense of entitlement and don't know how good they have it compared to other companies - and it shows in their level of contribution. Promotion is very difficult due to company desire for flat organizational hierarchy. The politics can be a grind at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tolerate empire builders and ass kissers.


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