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Very rewarding and challenging summer internship experience

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

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

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Proud to work for this company.

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    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finance Manager at Genentech

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

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *Employees are smart but humble
    *Fun culture
    *Solid career development/career coaching
    *Established finance tools/systems and solid financial IT support team
    *Opportunity to travel to Switzerland on Roche business

    Cons

    *Lacking a strong scientific background can be a challenge, even in finance (this can be compensated by outside study/development, however)
    *Internal politics sometimes trumps merit in hiring decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain Genentech's fun, innovative, campus-like environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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