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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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Good Training Programs to develop operators

    Cons

    Process is too specific and strict

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    Was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The patients are why we go into work everyday. Knowing that each of us in our own way are contributing the the happiness of families and patients is so rewarding.

    Cons

    After the merger with Roche there have been many changes that are taking some time to get used to. Smoothing out details to re-gain our culture and morale is one of the biggest challenges I think management is going through right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, try to remember how you would have felt at earlier points in your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
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