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Great place to work.

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

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Genentech is an excellent place to start your career. They provide great Health Benefits and exposure to highly intelligent colleagues! There are many opportunities for professional and career development including networking within a diverse and inclusive employee base. Managers are very concerned about their employees and provide support for making lateral moves. Employees are encouraged to maintain worklife balance. Many amenities are available on campus such as an onsite gym, subsidized cafetarias, shuttles & carpooling opportunities. I have found it easy to access top leadership with any concerns. And there is an excellent tuition reimbursement program which is utilized by many employees.

Cons

The company is growing at a very fast pace and sometimes it is hard to keep up with everything that is going on. Also the impending Roche takeover might spell the end of the Genentech culture.The Genentech culture is very important towards sustaining the creativity and productivity of the employees. It is hard to determine whether Roche will be able to provide a similar environment specially in the current economy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management should try to provide more leadership opportunities to individual contributors.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Genentech - darn good place to work!

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

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunities for career changes within a single company

    Cons

    everyone works very hard so work/life balance can be compromised to maintain excellent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to keep employees in the loop - no matter how big or small the news of the day

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Proud to work at this great company

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

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great company values from the top down.

    Cons

    Possible of a take over by Roche.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make decisions for the company based on the company's mission to help patients.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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