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

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Treated Fairly for Working Hard

Division Manager (Current Employee)

ProsStress personal and professional development
Treated professionally
Technologically advanced in Pharma industry: Uses Mac computers, IPads and IPhones

ConsLay-offs
1 product focus per sales team
Job advancements based more on network than ability and skill set

Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside your franchise when hiring to expand depth and diversity of ideas/experience. There is alot of talent within the organization, including those recently laid off.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros: Good benefits though that seems to be changing every year… Cons: Lets see where to I begin.... New people are being hired with less experience and brought in at higher positions yet the people… Advice to Senior Management: Management needs to read these boards!! Internal hires should not be based on who likes… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Low morale, but still helping patients!

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    I worked at Genentech


    Pros: Fair wages, great benefits -- you can feel good about yourself working… Cons: It's a struggle. Rules are getting more stringent. More perks being taken away. Morale is suffering. Intensified feeling that senior management… Advice to Senior Management: Start listening to your employees. Read the comments on the intranet. This can still be a great place to work. Stop… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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