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Summer Intern

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech as an intern (Less than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Great Company, Excellent scientific vision

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Science, Great People, Great Benefits & Great Compensation

    Cons

    Work life balance, Less opportunities for growth


  2. great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    innovative, good company to work for, good employee benefits and compensation, positive culture, very satisfied, performance based, nice open campus

    Cons

    can not think of any cons worth mentioning although i am sure there are some that others can relate elsewhere


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