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Great Benefits ... but the pays was so-so low for the San Francisco bay area

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Genentech full-time for more than a year

Pros

One of the best benefit package around, and really good people (staff) to work with. Most of the time the work is fast paced and interesting.

Cons

Lots of politics, favoritism, work comes first - personal life second. Always felt like there was a game being played by upper management, but even as a supervisor, I didn't get a copy of the rules.

For being in the bay area, the pay doesn't really compensate for the cost of living, the nature of the work, and the stress one has to endure.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company where you feel like you make a difference.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    What makes Genentech a great place to work is the culture, people, and company vision.

    Cons

    If working with global partners, your days can start early, but that doesn't mean you necessarily leave early

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To improve the efficiency of the business, streamlining the number of decision making review committees would be beneficial

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    Changes since Roche Takeover

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn international regulatory agency requirements and globalization. Genentech benefits (except for salary and bonus) still intact.

    Cons

    Management (middle and upper) is mired in politics and rhetoric. Workload is exponentially increased, technical infrastructure deteriorated significantly with Roche systems, and people just cannot get anything done without staying up all night to contact international counterparts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of project managers who focus only on timelines, and neither understand the project nor care about quality. Increase resources to get projects done successfully.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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