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

Scientist (Former Employee) South San Francisco, CA

ProsExperience 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.

ConsBad 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 Senior ManagementLeave the company alone. Let scientists do science. As if they gonna listen

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    Not what I was expecting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor

    Pros: There is always food. Left overs from meetings is… Cons: It might just be in my department but, it's not very professional. My "supervisor" is hardly very good at being that title. He/she is… Advice to Senior Management: Just because you have had a certain employee here for years, you tend to miss out on the things he/she does and doesn't do. … More

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    It was amazing at first...

    Case Manager @ Access Solutions (Current Employee)

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

    Pros: The COMPANY is amazing. Perks, vacation, and people are… Cons: * it's been extremely difficult to maneuver into new roles or opportunities * difficulty… Advice to Senior Management: LISTEN to the people that do the actual work. It seems like supervisors' supervisors are the ones making decisions and that's… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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