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Better than some, worse than others. Roche culture is hurting GNE culture and morale

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Current Employee - Assistant Systems Specialist  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Benefits
Opportunities to learn skills that will help you market yourself
Lot's of food
Lot's of parties
Six week sabbatical every 6 years for regular employees

Cons

Very political
Little to no opportunities for growth
Little to no opportunities for advancement
Competitive to the point of back stabbing
Morale is at its lowest in years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Transparency, there are way too many secrets causing a huge lack of trust and respect
Stop treating people like 'resources'

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Many pros, significant cons

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, cafeteria, holiday parties were great. Unlimited resources to do science.

    Cons

    No career ladder or chance or move up. Scientists hired on the basis of prestigious publications not actual disease relevant research experience. Large egos hinder real progress. As an RA, I was told that I was not there to think, but only to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that everyone has something of value to contribute. Great ideas don't only come from Senior VPs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    postdoc in Genentech

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great reputation, unlimited resources, and working with talented people

    Cons

    It is very stressful working as a postdoc in Genentech. The stress is not necessary from the boss, but probably comes from the initiatives to do great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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