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Very good company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Working environment, working relationship, benefits, development, company future, contribute to the patient

Cons

Nothing is wrong in this company. Everything is very good. Happy to work in here.

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  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great people, great science, continuous challenge. Working at Genentech is very rewarding for anybody and they really do follow their motto "Work hard, Play Hard"

    Cons

    no real downside when you work at genentech. Be prepared to have very early meetings as we work globally and very closely with europe


  2. Helpful (3)

    Systems in place do not allow employees to accomplish the goals and mission statement of the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great science and products, both on the market and in the pipeline. honorable mission statement and focus on patients. great facilities and infrastructure: nice offices, cafeteria, shuttles, etc.

    Cons

    compensation and benefits are reasonable, but not as competitive as they'd let you believe...departmental differences are vast; some departments are paid much better than others, though the job levels/responsibilities are similar...terrible politics and bureaucracy inhibits even the "best" employees in performing their job well; constantly having to jump through hoops to accomplish goals. however, those who play the games well and know how to manipulate management shine and are recognized on a daily basis. people learn to just do "enough" to get by, and become complacent.

    senior management is inefficient and ineffective in policy making and decisions, and often extremely out-of-touch of the group dynamic of their group. publicly, they praise the spirit of collaboration, when in fact, people are incredibly selfish and always trying to hide information to cover their behind. very little developmental opportunities, unless you get lucky with a great manager...

    Advice to Management

    managers should be required to take training courses on managing people before becoming a manager. individual contributors who performs a job well may not be a good people/project manager. have more candid conversations with those "in the trenches," and not just listen to those closest to you. most of all, listen to feedback, both positive and negative, and take actions accordingly; you are in a position of authority to reward hard work, but to also address issues.


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