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Great company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

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

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

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    Super

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    Current Employee - Principal Scientist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, culture and values

    Cons

    less transparent in decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 for 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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