Genentech

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Many pros, significant cons

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (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

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    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 (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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    10+ years, and I will never leave

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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