Genentech

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Genentech

Pros

Casual jean-wearing culture, smart team. Fair pay and good benefits, great work/life balance. Yes, to those who are wondering...should I apply for a job. Culture supports those with advanced degrees, yet lack experience (you know who you are :) and this is a door opener for those with degree or academic backgrounds.

Cons

Inward culture, sometimes misses the mark in reality of industry. Extremely difficult to get in without inside friend, family member; leadership tends to hire and promote those they know. Extremely competitive promotion culture...a saying from the game of thrones captures it well, you either win or lose.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 (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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    Great Company to Work For

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    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
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