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2 approvals in less than 1 year

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Genentech

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong Pipeline -- received two FDA approvals in less than 1 year for Perjeta and Kadcyla. Company takes the time to celebrate success.

Cons

There is a lot of work to be done. A local news broadcast advertised hiring 600 positions to bridge that gap.

Advice to Management

Keep celebrating successes.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of really smart and driven employees who aren't being managed particularly well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    - Meaningful work, contributing to a greater good - Global opportunities - Diverse workforce - Smart people

    Cons

    - Trying to do too much - employees are stressed, not set up for success - Management manages "up" - Very clicky - getting better in this regard

    Advice to Management

    - Set proper expectations - Don't expect your staff to market themselves, do it for them! - Face problems, remove roadblocks so employees can be successful


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, terrific people, challenging and stimulating workplace. I enjoyed working here

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, supportive workplace, ltos of resources to get your job done, Great focus on cross training. You can move around from group to group learning different skills as you go.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, over specialization of certain tasks, not enough freedom to work outside the lines. Fair amount of group think here, and sometimes you come across a party line that you have to repeat, even if you dont agree with it.


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