Genentech
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www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Good knowledge. Bad Pay.

Engineer II (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

ProsCreative minds, intellectual people. Great deal of knowledge is shared among groups. Working at Genentech is great learning experience. Flexibility of work hours, iphones and macs, lunch meetings, respectable people

ConsPays lower than most other companies. Promotions are really unfair. Top management keeps getting promoted every 12 months and get credit for everything whereas the people who really do the work struggle for promotions and pay raise. Bureaucracy is common throughout the company. While people don't get to go to conferences top management happily do team building event in Napa drinking all the wine they could. The big important impact making projects are given to the chosen few. Most of the projects are stretched and have no meaning ful

Advice to Senior ManagementRevise the promotion structure. Cut budget where it makes sense.

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    Overrated

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech


    Pros: Great benefits, great products, bright people Cons: Leadership is spotty. Significantly more internally bureaucratic than it needs… Advice to Senior Management: Know what your people are really doing. Some are working their tails… More
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    Lots of politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech


    Pros: Their overall comp and benefits package is great. Cons: Though management talked about being fair in promotions, my last three years there were marked by promotions (in my immediate… Advice to Senior Management: Wake up! Your company attracts the best talent , don't lose… More
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