Genentech
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www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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Genentech is patient and science focused, but lacks career development

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsExcellent compensation and benefits. The overall vision of the company is patient and science focused.

ConsLimited career opportunities for field based people. Very politically charged at the management level.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide greater career development for field based individuals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing: Intellectually challenging and a lot of fun! Work hard, play hard

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    South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time


    Pros: Working with some of the smartest folks in the industry. Working on… Cons: Work hard play hard means work hard 1st then play hard.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Poor Management throughout, Horrible IT Department, Overly Political.

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: Nice cafeterias in three of the twenty or so buildings. The company is helping a lot of people with cutting edge medications and advanced cancer… Cons: HIGHLY political culture with MANY incompetent managers who seemingly unknowingly encourage an elitist-like culture. Pay is awful if you are not in the upper portion… Advice to Senior Management: Get off the high horse! No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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