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A good company undergoing change

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Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Changes afoot in R&D...

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    Former Contractor - Global Studies Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Global Studies Associate in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great name and benefits...if you're lucky enough to become a FTE. Contractor pay is great but they can get rid of you very easily.

    Cons

    Contractors were being hired in clinical management while the department re-orgs. A lot of the FTE staff were leaving for Gilead and other Bay Area biotechs.


  2. Overall, a good place to work

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

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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).


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