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Helpful (3)

On it's way down

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are still great. Pipeline is full (for now).

Cons

Constant state of re-org inhibits engagement of employees. Leadership is lacking Can't make decisions

Advice to Management

Stop it with the re-org and let people get on with the business of innovation.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    My Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunately, the old Genentech is gone!

    Cons

    Poor management, poor morale, not much hope for future

    Advice to Management

    Get a new management, more hands-on, preferably with more than a BA degree


  2. Helpful (5)

    Not what it used to be...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Making medicine that helps patients is a fulfilling thing to be a part of. Potential for work-life balance still exists in some jobs. Sabbaticals.

    Cons

    Overall compensation (smaller bonuses, discontinued employee stock plan) has gone down while workload has increased. Many of the best people have left, and with them the culture of open discourse has deteriorated as well. The general vibe is more corporate and political. After integration with Roche, employees are expected to get excited about working globally. What this means for most workers is longer hours for telecons with Europe, greater workload and greater complexity, more chaotic business process (our way vs. their way). Where's the upside? I'm not seeing it. Management (in my experience...) look out for themselves. Training, onboarding, mentoring - all scarce. No one has time to discuss strategies in advance, but higher ups always find the time to scold on any missteps. No sense of collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Have you noticed all those people who left? If the economy improves, many more of us will leave.


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