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Very rewarding and challenging summer internship experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very sophisticated internship program that provides its participants with meaningful projects. Very welcoming environment for young people. Strong commitment to their mission statement and providing students with exposure across business areas.

Cons

Difficult to get "a foot in the door" as a university student who was looking for an opportunity with the firm.

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    Best Pharma Company I've Worked For

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture, really try to make work fun for the employees. Career and personal development are highly emphasized

    Cons

    Extremely competitive, moving up in company is difficult, interview process is beyond rigorous

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on development, but look beyond just how well someone fits the "mold" of how they should interview. There are lots of people who are great at their jobs that might not always say exactly what you are looking for in a 30 minute interview.


  2. Proud to work for this company.

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are rewarding and competitive, and Genentech continues to find ways to appreciate the contributions of employees. The culture is focused on the science, and I do believe that every employee cares about the patients.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to maintain an adequate work/life balance. This is pretty dependent on your immediate management. The culture overall encourages it, but it varies between departments.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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