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Overall a great company to work for

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

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits, collaborative environment, freedom to work outside strict boundaries (at least in Research), flexible working hours, great transportation options, friendly and engaged employees, products impact consumers' lives in a profound and beneficial way.

Cons

Now considered "Big Pharma" due to the Roche ownership. This translates into more rules, slower processes, cumbersome information technology systems (SAP-based), less individual impact on the company's successes (and failures), and a more "9-5" mentality of the workforce versus before when employees would go the extra mile to take things to the next level. Career options can be extremely limited without advanced degrees despite solid performance. Performance is only very loosely tied to compensation (i.e. you can bust your butt but only receive a modest increase in salary [about +2% relative to average increase] and bonus [about +20% relative to average bonus].

Advice to Management

Improve the cumbersome network systems (CHRIS, g2g, etc). Tie compensation more closely to INDIVIDUAL performance.

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    Valuable experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly motivated employees, top-tier R&D department, valuable therapies for patients, international, environment, great budget and possibilities in discovery research, fast-pace environment

    Cons

    Scientific isolation as a Postdoctoral Fellow, little interaction with other parts of the company, little teamwork, fast-changing community

    Advice to Management

    More openness/ communication with common employees.

  2. great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Specialist in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, professional development opportunities, work life balance, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Best jobs are located in SSF

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