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Used to be truly "In Business for Life" company... became "In Business for Roche" - sad, but true

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Former Employee - Scientist  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Experience forking at Genentech, Inc (before Roche) is exciting and and intellectually stimulating
Once almighty Genentech used to be the best company in all aspects - culture, people, science, benefits.

Cons

Bad management? What makes people to become "bad managers"? May be it's the corporate culture that does the trick?
Still has smart people, but those who can are leaving...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave the company alone. Let scientists do science. As if they gonna listen

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was amazing at first...

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    Current Employee - Case Manager @ Access Solutions
    Current Employee - Case Manager @ Access Solutions

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The COMPANY is amazing. Perks, vacation, and people are great! Great benefits!

    Cons

    * it's been extremely difficult to maneuver into new roles or opportunities
    * difficulty getting recognized in such a large group
    * Career growth options are limited at best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to the people that do the actual work. It seems like supervisors' supervisors are the ones making decisions and that's great and all, but they do not see the impact on the people that work the frontline and actually DO the work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The Roche takeover changed the corporate culture 100%.

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    Former Employee - Writer/Editor  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Writer/Editor in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn pharmaceutical world cGMP, SOP processing, Regulatory, NovaManage database.

    Cons

    Some BUs are badly managed, contractors kept in mushroom mode. In CIT the project managers' rivalry sabotaged many projects, & communication both within the BU & interdepartmental communication could be vastly improved. Projects as well as budgets & people can't be managed efectively via email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More permanent employees who become company stakeholders, less reliance on contractors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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