Genentech

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Cutting edge science with great 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 (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good salaries, collaborative environment, the RAs are still getting stocks/options from Roche (parent company), awesome benefits and a robust pipeline.

Cons

There is an attempt for "360 reviews" where the employees can review their boss. In many cases, this has led to retribution from the boss -- Upper management needs to think if the benefits outweigh the costs here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Require all managers, especially the newly minted ones, to have training in how to manage effectively.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people at a really good company

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

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

    Pros

    The people are incredible
    New products to solve medical needs in a novel way
    Good benefits
    Many transportation options
    Commitment to collaboration and transparency
    Respect and support for diversity
    Sabbaticals

    Cons

    Typical office politics, but less than at other companies I've worked at
    Career paths can be cloudly and self-service
    Sometimes hire out work to contractors vs. building skills in-house
    Have been encouraged in the past to ignore work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reaching out, don't expect everyone to come to you
    Continue employee surveys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Contracts Manager
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor

    Pros

    Worked with some really good people who were extremely helpful

    Cons

    Large corporation, so it is easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Genentech should place more emphasis on career paths and goal setting

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