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Good place to work

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Former Employee - Technician  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Technician in South San Francisco, CA

Pros

Entrepreneurial, focus on patients and well-being of the employees. Work-life balance is rest assured unless you work on tech transfer projects. Opportunity to grow in the company is massive, especially after Roche took over

Cons

Unless you are in research and development, there is not much autonomy given. If you are persuasive enough, you can be granted side projects, which makes work would be much more interesting. As the company becomes bigger, bureaucracy is increasing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To perform more rigorous talent review and rewards those who truly add value

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A less corporatey corporate environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Genentech used to be a place with dogs, free expression, the CEO's well-known disdain for powerpoint presentations, and beers at 3pm. It was the world's most startuppy corporation. Since the Roche acquisition, those days are long gone, but Genentech is still a fantastic place to work in terms of benefits, thought leadership, and company focus.

    Cons

    Not many, really. Top pay. Smart people. Things can be pretty sucky if you're a contractor, but aside from that, I'd say the only downside is typical red tape and politics, which you'll find at any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back harder on Roche's cost-cutting. Make Genentech fun again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    This company is a great company to work for.

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

    Pros

    Great Environment. Great motivated people. Great places to eat. I live one hour away from this company and I highly appreciate the Genenbus. Without it, I would be wasting a lot of gas and harming the environment.

    Cons

    Too many inequalities between regular employees and contractors. Contractors can't go to socials which are suppose to bring employees together so they can bond. Wouldn't that make the company stronger? But no, contractors are not allowed to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better equality between regular employees and contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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