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Good knowledge. Bad Pay.

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Current Employee - Engineer II  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer II in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Creative 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

Cons

Pays 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 ManagementAdvice

Revise the promotion structure. Cut budget where it makes sense.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overrated

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in 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 to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your people are really doing. Some are working their tails off; others are running side businesses from their desks. Workload is extremely inconsistent.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 department ) that seemed largely due to politics and people posturing. Eventually it just got tiresome to watch and experience .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Your company attracts the best talent , don't lose them. Keep working on improving fairness in promotions and also perception.

    Approves of CEO
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