Genentech
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www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great company, just need to get rid of middle management and re-visit what made the company great in the first place.

Master Technician (Current Employee)
Oceanside, CA

ProsExellent benefits and decent work life balance as a technician.

ConsNew culture being created at the company is much more corporate, as opposed to the small company feel that made Genentech a great place to work 5 years ago. With the current downsizing and push to lean manufacturing, people are becoming more vital to the success of the company. This is normally a good thing, but it does not allow professional growth since the company cannot afford to lose an individual in their current position. Most companies will promote you as you succeed, while here you are applauded for your success, but asked to remain in the current role to help grow the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open, honest and timely with your communication. Don't always look at the short term loss, but rather keep an eye out for long-term potential

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    great, awesome, inspiring

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    Pros: great place to work, wonderful atmosphere, inspiring, energetic and… Cons: Work hours, location, commute, cost of living Advice to Senior Management: Remote centers, motivate employees to collaborate More
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    Good place to work but not great.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech


    Pros: Great benefits and solid growth potential. Cons: Sometimes it is not great to work for the best...if… Advice to Senior Management: They are doing a great job...any dissatisfaction with the company is largely centered at… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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