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A great place to work, but with a big company comes big responsibilities!

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Current Contractor - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

experts all around you
provide room to grow
plenty of resources available
good (not great) pay
benefits are amazing

Cons

attracts snobbish personalities
stress level can get high
academic goals not promoted (unless co-op or intern)
Mistreatment of temps

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management is wonderful! But please keep an eye and discipline those scientists that mistreat there RA's and lack communication skills.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Great colleagues, reasonable work requirements

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Computational Biologist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Computational Biologist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with lots of clever people makes things more fun and interesting
    Successfully producing new drugs that help people makes work fulfilling
    The work life balance is very reasonable so long as you are efficient at getting your work done
    Management really cares about employees and wants us to be happy

    Cons

    Flat structure makes it hard to be promoted in more than name
    Not a great location for living close to work, everyone just about has some sort of commute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A "casually intense" workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliantly educated minds in business, finance and science
    Casual attire with an intense passion for the patients
    Great perks for all levels
    Rotational programs, tuition reimbursements, they really want to develop strong employees
    Great pay (at least for an intern)

    Cons

    Some departments (finance) can be a bit up-tight about things like dress and behavior
    A fair amount of politicking, especially among managers.
    Frivolously spend money on perks which are designed to "boost morale"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your interns with substantial projects - compiling spreadsheets is fine, but don't micromanage us the whole time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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