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A great learning experience and, from an academic standpoint, a way to get your feet wet in industry

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Former Employee - Intern  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Intern in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Large enough for basic and applied research. The working environment is collaborative (enhances problem-solving), emphasizes team-building, and, if you like it, provides perks. Even though the people who work there are incredibly bright (you may feel dumb), every one is equal. Outside of work, there is emphasis on work-life balance and they provide ways to help make that happen.

Cons

Though it is more likely a rule, versus exception, an internship does not lead to employment. In terms of computational infrastructure, I was a bit surprised that I needed to spend time getting things set up and going (given they have interns every summer).

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Thanks for having me!

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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - QC Associate I  in  Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - QC Associate I in Vacaville, CA

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

    Pros

    benefits , vacation and flexible work force & Perks !

    Cons

    promotion is slow in Vacaville

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    Fun company, but tough enviornment

    Former Employee - Compensation Consultant  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Compensation Consultant in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Exposure to an exciting company in a cutting edge industry. Lots of very smart and driven people. Great food options in the company cafeteria.

    Cons

    Pressure to work long hours, which is the expected norm. Not the most collegial environment. Finger pointing and assigning blame when things go wrong.

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