Genentech

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Great company to grow and learn with dedicated and passionate employees

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

I worked at Genentech as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

As an intern, I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn and grow within the company. Through my daily work, lunch and learns sponsored by the company, and access to various workshops, I left Genentech with a solid understanding of the biotech world.

Cons

I really cannot think of anything. I greatly enjoyed my internship opportunity and I felt challenged throughout my internship.

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    Good company, but has difficulty making decisions

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement and mobility around the world. Great benefits including paid sabatical after 6 years. Good people to work with in pretty much every department.

    Cons

    Lack of decision making ability can lead to going over decisions once they've been made and generally can be de-motivating to a project team. Large reliance on consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train senior managers in decision making

    Recommends
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  2.  

    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 (less than an 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).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for having me!

    Recommends
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