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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 (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    10+ years, and I will never leave

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    False Promises

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst/Assistant Systems Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst/Assistant Systems Specialist in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working at the Service Desk, you will get free food occasionally on busy days and there is plenty of OT available. Can apply for a regular position after 6 months.

    Cons

    OT is on a first come first serve basis, good luck finding any shifts. Also, you are constantly being watched, micro-managed, and you have to be on your toes every minute working there. You make one mistake, and you can be let go. If you're a contractor, they won't tell you why you're fired or let anyone else know. You can apply for a full time position but they don't tell you what you need to do to become a regular. Management tells you to be great, but they don't tell you how to or what aspect you need to do to be great. They are hypocrites and play INCREDIBLE favorites. During training, you have to make an impression. Management chooses who they want to succeed right from the very beginning and push them. If you are a great fit and a great worker, but they don't like you or pick you at the beginning, good luck going anywhere else. They won't help you one bit.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything, starting with managers who know how to manage. Managers play favorites too much and nit-pick at the smallest things. They don't listen to you unless you're a "veteran" or a suck up. I left the company because of management not helping me out when I deserved it through my hard work and voice of ambition yet was not given ANY opportunities and was given some phony excuse.


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