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Great place to work.

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Current Employee - Engineer I in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer I in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Genentech

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 into industry jobs. The best description is an accelerated research environment. Worrying about logistics (worrying about ordering supplies, how much are these reagents going to cost, stuff like that) is never an obstacle for doing a study. Research groups are very eager to help one another. It is very easy to find an expert willing to offer assistance.

    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 a phd. Due to the high skill level of people hired to the company, it can be somewhat difficult to move into other research areas/labs within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management has done a great job, particularly in keeping morale high for the company.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Development Intern in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Process Development Intern in Oceanside, CA

    I worked at Genentech

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, support system, friendly people

    Cons

    No downside really, interns get no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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