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Fall from 'Best Places to Work'

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Current Employee - IT Manager
Current Employee - IT Manager

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

Pros

+ Fully integrated biotech, meaning that you can move between jobs in sales, research, development, manufacturing and in support functions -- all in the same company
+ Promising drug pipeline

Cons

Many of the perqs that were omnipresent during the Avastin years are slowly dropping away, as Roche takes a firmer hand managing the compensation of the US (Genentech) staff. This is least apparent in Research; most apparent in the support functions (IT, HR, Legal, etc.). Be very wary of putting too much stock in the 'Best Places to Work' wins in 2008-2011 -- much has changed since then.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Genentech

  1.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for, they have good projects/opportunities, and the work environment is very positive.

    Cons

    The temporary employees are not provided with health insurance. Also, the pay is lower than expected and lower than some other companies given the high cost of living in the bay area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hard to complain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great culture - focus on patients and science. Incredible employee amenities. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    Global time zone challenges. Bureaucracy and politics (nothing unusual given the size)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees more - invest in growth not cost savings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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