Genentech

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Greatest place to work with some continuous improvement prospects.

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Current Employee - Supervisor in Oceanside, CA
Current Employee - Supervisor in Oceanside, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Career opportunities, benefits, ability to make a difference

Cons

Small company mentality, trying to operate as big company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold middle management accountable for results. Leadership competecies can not be taught. You can not teach people to behave. Some managers continue to be managers even though they are not 'people' oriented. This is the proverbial 'worm in the apple'. This continues to be a great company, but the few 'worms' infect our culture daily. They are the blockers, naysers, the ones that can not and will not adapt to change. Performance management should work these people out of the system-or at least in positions that do not toxify the rest of the employees that enjoy the impact they make in the daily work they perform.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experienced guy, seems OK

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of employee services. I like the casual dress, all the perks that we have, and it is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Big company, lack of information. The site is so huge, it is hard to stay informed about what is going on. There may be career opportunities that we are missing out on because we just don't know about them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us know more about what is going on with the various departments within Genentech, I would be interested to know what is going on with Research, Government Affairs, etc. as well as the other business units. Would like more info on the Avastin vs Lucentis situation.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work but not great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great benefits and solid growth potential.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is not great to work for the best...if you want to leave, you leave to go to #30.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a great job...any dissatisfaction with the company is largely centered at the group or manager level. You cant criticize management too much...they are great.

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