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Great, open culture

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Former Employee - Study Data Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Study Data Manager in South San Francisco, CA

Pros

Challenging work, open communication, wonderful benefits, wonderful colleagues

Cons

Career stagnation. If you get pigeon holed as an average contributor early, you don't get projects that allow you to stretch.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a lot of talent that only wants a bit of challenge, or maybe a mentor.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Genentech

  1.  

    A great place to work and build your career

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

    Pros

    Casual Intensity. Focus on Patients. Following the Science. Genentech is also a member of the Roche Group which gives it a global reach. Exciting to be expanding into China and Latin America.

    Cons

    At times too functionally siloed. Not convinced having too separate Research and Early Development organizations is economically prudent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to nurture Genentech's unique culture as part of the broader Roche Group. Expand the company's understanding of diversity to be broader than gender. Encourage and support global assignments in emerging markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company - High Expectations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Specialist III  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - QA Specialist III in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Generally allows for flexible schedules. Great collaboration focused objective, genuine people. Company is very stable, strong pipeline and people oriented.

    Cons

    high expectations, resources are not well integrated. Large groups and global presence makes it difficult to induce change quickly and effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on objectives. Focus on a few items at a time that you want to have the organization accomplish in a short period of time. Don't over complicate. Figure out how to accomplish things at the site level globally vs at the global level at every site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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