Genentech

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Great experience, but impossible to get a permanent job at.

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Great pay for your time, good food available.

Cons

Absolutely no way to get a permanent position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Temps are just as valuable as your permanent employees, but I can't fault you for wanting cheap labor in the industry.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great Products, Made by Great People. But The Work Place Has Changed

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    Former Employee - N/A in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products that help many people
    Generous to patients
    Rewarding when you meet the patients
    Well known and good to have on your resume

    Cons

    Since Roche took over:
    Employees are overloaded; more work, less people
    Less room for advancement, positions not being refilled
    Benefits have been diminished, pay levels have decreased

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The "old Genentech" was the best company in the world. The "new Genentech" is a shadow of its former self.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Specialist
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Specialist

    I worked at Genentech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products that helped people with serious diseases
    Great people who cared about their jobs
    Old Genentech management created a culture that encouraged innovation and rewarded its employees

    Cons

    New management has slowly destroyed what made Genentech special
    New management has replaced the biotech model with a big Pharma model and it is not working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to what made Genentech great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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