Genentech

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Best company I've ever worked for...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Smart people. They value their employees. You work hard, but feel appreciated every step of the way. Your work literally is helping patients live longer, better lives. And the future looks bright for Genentech and Roche thanks to an innovative product pipeline developed by Genentech scientists.

Cons

Roche's acquisition of Genentech has hampered the employee-centric culture somewhat, but it's still a really a terrific place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work hard to maintain your great culture of putting employees first.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves 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 (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 (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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