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Genentech, enough said...

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

I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Aiding people with cancer that are desperately seeking help and hope. Working with great people across all departments. The science and technology. The benefits are very good. Genentech's unique culture. Working for an innovative company with vision.

Cons

If you leave, no other company will measure up.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Contractors are second class citizens!

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    Current Employee - Associate Contract Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Contract Manager

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The compensation is excellent "golden hand-cuffs" and commuter benefits.

    Cons

    Contractors "green badge" are treated as second class citizens! Unless you're a "blue badge" permanent employee, you're not treated as "family" and recognized for your contributions. No career-development, no performance reviews, very disorganized. Too many blues are concerned about what their going to eat for lunch or raving about company events they attended. Office space is at a premium and people have to sit 2-3 in a cube (sardines) and finally a very elitist attitude by "blue badge" employees. No pay for forced company holiday shutdown periods (Thanksgiving and Christmas Season)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the color badge system and treat people as equals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    patient focused, science driven, ethical and compliant

    Cons

    high standards, stressful at times but worth it and fun

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