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Great people at a really good company

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) South San Francisco, CA

ProsThe 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

ConsTypical 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 Senior ManagementKeep reaching out, don't expect everyone to come to you
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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

    Contracts Manager (Former Employee)

    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… Advice to Senior Management: Genentech should place more emphasis on career paths and goal… More
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    100% committed to the patients.

    Procurement Manager (Current Employee) South San Francisco, CA

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


    Pros: Great mission; solid benefits; challenging work; beautiful campus - only a… Cons: High regulatory scrutiny means the pace of change is slow and innovation… Advice to Senior Management: Simplify decision-making and governance: the lack of clarity can stifle… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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