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Still a good place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Market Planning Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Market Planning Manager in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Science/patient focus, strong pipeline, extremely talented people

Cons

Some opacity in hiring, promotion, and raises

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to keep and augment the entrepreneurial spirit

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Frustration Due To Lack Of Recognition

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fair overall compensation
    Good programs for personal and professional development

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement in position and salary are extremely limited
    Since Roche took over, all non-Research jobs have been devalued
    Former company culture, which made it exciting for everyone who worked there, is now gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore the Genentech culture, or you will continue to lose your best people.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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