Genentech
3.7 of 5 674 reviews
www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Excellent, employee-friendly company

Research Associate (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, very smart people, great company culture. There is very good investment in research and development and scarcity of resources is never a limiting factor for innovation.

ConsResearch is very hierarchical and there is no career development track for non-PhDs or people who are in the research associate job function. Long-timers are more concerned with getting publications and their own career development rather than how their research aligns with the company goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look at how career development is handled in research and align it more with how things are in the rest of the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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


Pros: This is an intellectual, stimulating environment to work in. The common goal of bringing forth new… Cons: As an intern in R&D, I feel like a slave doing every task that is handed me. I don't… Advice to Senior 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… More

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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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