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Many pros, significant cons

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

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

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Still one of the places to be even if some of the magic is lost

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A place that values individuality and cares about the patient and employee. Culture and benefits are pretty good. Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Everything used to be better. Roche is slowly killing what made Genentech so special. I'm not as happy as I used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Fight the Roche penny pinching and bring the fun culture back


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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