Genentech

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It is an Ok place to work, a little snooty and homer then thou attitudes

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Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Pay and benefits were very good

Cons

Management has head in the clouds. They think that nothing can touch Genentech and this sometimes leaves them oblivious to their current surroundings. Kinda like my crap doesn't stink....

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work but poor work life blance in commercial operations

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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

    great benefits, pay, positive work environment. sabbaticals with a little work and great technology focus.

    Cons

    poor work life balance. lots of very bright people with limited pharma experience. Very elitist culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to hire more seasoned professionals with more practical work experience.

    Recommends
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Good science leads to a satisfying work experience. Excellent colleagues and department-level leadership. Benefits quite good, salary about average, bonuses reasonable (though falling)

    Cons

    Big pharma management style now results in sudden largescale shifts in emphasis, dropping or indefinite parking of research programs and arbitrary-seeming layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 at least in part by salary increases will lead to dissatisfaction. Sadly, Genentech has probably seen it's last year being on the list of '100 best places to work'.

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