Genentech
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www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Two different cultures in one building

Case Manager (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech as a contractor for less than a year

ProsAs a contractor the pay and the creature comforts where very generous, the locations is very nice.

ConsJob security was awful, doesn't matter if you sign on for a year or two months the turnover for contractors was very high, within my first 90 days at least 6 contractors where let go.Now i've worked at places that use temps/contractors and your treated like your a regular worker but at GNE you are treated like a second class worker I would always hear perm workers talking bad about other temps in the break room. Going in as a temp just know its very hard to get a permanent position and all the cool perks and extras such as parties and gifts are for perms only. Only take a temp job for them if you really need it or have time to take a chance.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpending more developing new hirings, the turnover for contractors is too high. Create a positive environment that encourages growth and learning instead of an environment that is cutthroat and all about the numbers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for the science

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I have been working at Genentech


Pros: Best pipeline amongst all biotechs Cons: Very poor management by Roche More

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Political and Fast Paced

Service Desk (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech as a contractor for more than a year


Pros: - Pays really well, from contractors to full time employment. - They truly push for… Cons: - Fast Paced, sometimes too edgy where no department can catch up and fall to the way side. - Roche-Owned, and Roche is not known… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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