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Experience was good, but need to know how to play the game

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Former Employee - Associate Contract Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Associate Contract Manager in South San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Good people, good food and good work environment. There is definitely a lot of great people working here.

Cons

There was a distinct culture and air about those who are fully benefitted from the contractors and the consultants. Management would incentivize contractors with job interviews to ensure that they would continue doing a good job, but they can be very hierarchical so that it makes employees disgruntled with why some of the best talent isn't retained.

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Make sure to hire and retain good talent, and be transparent about policies.

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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

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

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

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    A great place to work and build your career

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    Current Employee - Director  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

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    Positive Outlook
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