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Old glory. Used to be an amazingly great company. Now, it's just a good company

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Current Employee - Manager, IT  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager, IT in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Work-life balance
Personal Excellence Program
Company buses to several regions in bayarea

Cons

Too many politics. No focus on patients or customers. Everybody is for their own. Too depressed staff due to several rounds of reorganization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a grip. Saving money isn't everything. Provide value to business by innovation. In the business we are in, saving a few dollars isn't going to make a difference compared to the immense potential new investments can make.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    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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    A less corporatey corporate environment.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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