Genentech

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A good company undergoing change

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in South San Francisco, CA

Pros

Excellent salary, benefits, and co-workers. The company is stable with many commercial and clinical products. There are so many opportunities to make an impact it is breathtaking.

Cons

There is so much work to do and so few resources with which to do it. Management seems to be changing and getting more political. Decisions seem to have more to do with profit than with good science, which is a disappointing change from the past.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs more people who can work with people as well as science & technology. One element or the other is not enough.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Genentech

  1.  

    Overall, a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with at Genentech. Very smart, and easy to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Like any big company, not all managers are equal, some are not the best at keeping their reports strengths, goals and accomplishments in mind. Also, they are experiencing some of the pains associated with becoming part of a giant pharmaceutical company (and probably a bad economy).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Still a best place to work in the bay area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    focused on patients and unmet medical needs

    Cons

    owned by roche, but there is nothing you can do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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