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Two different cultures in one building

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Case Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Case Manager in South San Francisco, CA

Pros

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

Cons

Job 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 ManagementAdvice

Spending 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Genentech

  1.  

    Great company for the science

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best pipeline amongst all biotechs

    Cons

    Very poor management by Roche

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work and grow

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

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Very smart colleagues. Hard working people. Great compensation package.

    Cons

    Long hours and multiple projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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