Genentech

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Overall good experience

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

I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The company has some serious resources and offers lot of perks to employees, e.g. excellent benefits, tasty and affordable on-campus dining, free shuttles from San Francisco. Most employees were pleasant and there was a comfortable and casual environment.

Cons

Some of the folks you have to interact with can be brusque and outright rude because they think this style will get results. While there's some logic to this, ultimately, it's very unpleasant to have to work with these people on a regular basis.

There was lots of turnover in my group which meant that new employees were coming on board who needed to be trained. This was going on at the same that work was ramping up for the group. So you ended up with too much to do, co-workers who didn't always know what they were supposed to be doing, and had folks from other groups and divisions breathing down your neck as you worked away. This led to dissatisfaction which then led to more folks leaving. I think this group finally stabilized some time after I left, but I'm not sure of the dynamics now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company is very successful at keeping new drugs in the pipeline, so kudos! But make sure that the support services that keep this pipeline open are adequately staffed to meet growth.

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    Great company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    great benefit, great learning experience, great network, skill development.

    Cons

    politics, heavy workload, nontransparent promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have the first-line managers do more project work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Genentch has a great work culture and some good benefits.

    • 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

    Pros

    Genentech has a good name tag and it will add lot if value on the resume.

    Cons

    The con is that the promotion cycle is really slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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