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

I have been working at Genentech as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-phenomenal industry reputation/respect/recognition
-as an intern, super helpful in opening doors at companies/firms for interviews
-unbelievable networking opportunities...if you work hard and link up with the right people, great chance that you could land an interview for a Genentech job
-very smart, very hardworking people
-great mentoring for young professionals
-gym is great
-salary for full time positions is very hard to beat
-cafeterias have excellent dining options (decent coffee)

Cons

-not in a vibrant area...you're essentially locked inside campus during the workday, which is mildly boring for the younger crowd
-in my opinion, way too big. You'll run across several people a day that you may never again see again
-not the best place for a young, new professional to work simply because it is challenging to meet people, internally, that are close to your age (under 30-40), have similar interests, etc. because it is such a competitive company, most people are highly accomplished and there are few, if any, recent college grads.
-somewhat slow pace, with regard to how long it takes to get things done (probably because of the size of the company)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Well, I would say foster incentives that encourage younger employees to join the company and network with other young, just-begun professionals. Tough to stick around if you can't create a vibrant social, non-work life.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fabulous - before Roche took over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    Really committed, dedicated employees who work there

    Cons

    Run by a Swiss company that is more about profits then their employees

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of micromanaging and they don't let you get your work done.

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    Former Employee - Space Planner in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Space Planner in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice facility, nice location, good food

    Cons

    Bad management style. Limits employee to finish jobs. Restricts employee to complete tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employee manage their work after giving it to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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