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Genentech is an incredible Company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time

Pros

Extremely talented and motivated people collaborating in a unique "mission driven" culture.

Cons

Cons of working - Not many

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

793 Other Employee Reviews for Genentech (View Most Recent)

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    Good for entry level IT work.

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent training program, decent pay for entry level IT work. You will learn a lot of different technologies. Management deals with employees pretty fairly.

    Cons

    Hours are not always ideal, can be stressful dealing with IT issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency as far as some decisions are made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work, great people, great satisfaction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Control Associate in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pessimists and cynics be damned! Knowing that your work is contributing to patient's lives gives a great sense of pride and purpose in the work done here.

    There is a great deal of pride in the fact that the company is consistently listed as one of the best places to work in the bay area. This translates in high interest and motivation in maintaining the healthy culture that keeps employees happy.

    With the company's great reputation at many levels, many people want to come work here, and we often end up working with some really great people.

    Cons

    The company has a great reputation and attracts great and not so great people (the not so great don't last long - that's a pro).

    Relatively speaking I hear we tend to get paid less than other companies do?

    A lot of work (but also a lot of resources for you to learn to work smarter not harder).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adding a metric that helps you keep your finger on the pulse of employee morale. Some organizations are better than others at maintaining and effectively promoting that work/life balance and it's tough to pinpoint those that aren't until it's too late (mass exodus).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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