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Great company

Current Intern - Co-Op in South San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - Co-Op in South San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

This is an intellectual, stimulating environment to work in. The common goal of bringing forth new drugs and therapies for the benefit of the patient comes across very clear in this community.

Cons

As an intern in R&D, I feel like a slave doing every task that is handed me. I don't feel like I have creative freedom in my experiments. However, this might just be the case with my particular supervisor.

Advice to Management

Ensure that intern supervisors have a shared understanding of their purpose in the intern/co-op program. While productivity is and should be the overall goal, I think there should be more of a focus on the development of the individual person as well. If a supervisor isn't willing to make this a goal, then they shouldn't agree to have an intern.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It all depends on your director

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perks are exceptional and enable productivity

    Cons

    Outsourcing and perks are exceptional which leads to high expectations of productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the common worker.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Still good but not the same

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical, Dental are good.
    People are friendly
    Nice campus
    Good Commute options like Genenbus but poor vanpool support.

    Cons

    Roche acquisition has damaged the company to a point of no return.
    Management is poor. Compensation not competative. Hard to get promoted.
    Senior employees and scientists are leaving the company. Roche stifles creativity and independent thinking. Mistakes are not considered opportunities to grow and learn. Empolyees not promoted from within. Mangers often do not know the job/work which leads to wrong decision making. There is a new environment of hierarchy, ie decisions are top down, there is a new attitude that degrees mean more than on the job experience.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Those who have done the work will make better business decisions than those who do not know the jobs/work/details. Allow empolyees to telecommute.


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