There are newer employer reviews for Genentech
There are newer employer reviews for Genentech

See Most Recent

research associate

  • 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 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

great projects
challenging work
learning opportunities and interesting people and ideas

Cons

poor promotion policy
low pay for research with higher pay for other areas such as QA

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. Helpful (1)

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Culture of focussing on unmet needs, smart co-workers, great benefits (including on-site child care and slightly discounted cafeterias), and good career mobility

    Cons

    Fair number of layers of bureaucracy have developed over the last 5+ years and unclear if the success of pipeline can match the last 10 years of amazing history


There are newer employer reviews for Genentech
There are newer employer reviews for Genentech

See Most Recent

Work at Genentech? Share Your Experiences

Genentech

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.