Genentech
3.7 of 5 728 reviews
www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great place to work.

Engineer I (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

ProsGenentech 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech


    Pros: Speaking from my experience in research and development , Genentech is fantastic development for ambitious workers, particularly from people coming from academia looking to jump… Cons: Depending on the group, work/life balance becomes an issue. There is little to no opportunity to advance beyond Research associate unless you have… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management has done a great job, particularly in keeping… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great place to work

    Process Development Intern (Former Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    I worked at Genentech


    Pros: Great Pay, support system, friendly people Cons: No downside really, interns get no benefits. Advice to Senior Management: n/a Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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