Genentech
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Great company

Co-Op (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

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

ProsThis 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.

ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementEnsure 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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Great Company, Great Management, Great Pay

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech as a contractor for more than a year


Pros: Transportation for east bay employees--free buses, I had 3 contracts for 2 managers and they were some of… Cons: Didn't experience too many bad things. Advice to Senior Management: Keep the Genentech culture. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Still a great place to work

IT Project Manager (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech as a contractor for more than a year


Pros: Culture, Management, People, Work Environment Cons: Roche is changing the company Advice to Senior Management: Stick wwith the Genentech model Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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