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Helpful (1)

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)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. postdoc in Genentech

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

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

    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.

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