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10+ years, and I will never leave

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Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Best company I've ever worked for. Despite the Roche acquisition in 2009, this is still a top science company and great place for working parents. The benefits are many and plentiful. Even after 10 years, I am amazed at how well Genentech treats its employees. There are many opportunities to move up or over. This is a highly ethical company.

Cons

It's large. You can get lost in the crowd. The bar for performance is very high.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work.

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Positive Outlook
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    Overall a great company to work for

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Valuable experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Senior Management
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More openness/ communication with common employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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