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Smart people, learned a lot

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Good place to go right after college to learn from awesome people.
Opportunity for cross functional work if you put it on your development plan.

Cons

Some departments are overworked while others maintain a good work-life balance.
Decision making seems slower after the Roche takeover.
Some great managers but there are a slew of not so great ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that you train and hire good managers.

Other reviews for Genentech

  1.  

    Great company

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

    Pros

    There are great opportunities for anyone who's interested, regardless of your title. The perks, pay, and benefits are also great.

    Cons

    Work/ life balance can be challenging. Also, there could be a better way to share best practices across the organization. Each department operates differently and they could benefit by better integrating best practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company, bad politics.

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

    Pros

    Laidback at times
    Straightfoward job
    Good pay
    Smart people
    Clean environment

    Cons

    Bad leadership who do not inspire.
    Manager based performances based on biased opinions from other people
    Management plays favoritism.
    Many inefficient processes that are time consuming and tedious; decisions made by upper management, not people who actually do the work.
    Hard work is not recognized.
    Lack of teamwork.
    Competition between workers.
    Limited growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional and protect your employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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