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Genentech is a great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

If you are a regular full time employee, Genentech has great benenfits, generous time off and sick leave policies and many perks to engage employees ( weekly hoho's, department recognition events, Genentech gives back to the community events). The company is focused on improving the quality of lives of patients with serious diseases. It is very fulfilling work knowing you are positively impacting the lives of others.

Cons

Compensation is competitive and you can make more/money at other biotech/pharmaceutical companies, but the slightly lower salary at Genentech is offset by the benefit package.
The environment has been trending toward a more corporate feel ever since the Roche take over.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was good. Benefits are great. Corporate culture can be very positive. Lots of development opportunities and opportunities to develop career wise.

    Cons

    Management skills sometimes lacking, employees have many competing priorities and seem overworked. My direct experience was with a director level person that was terrible at motivating people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genentech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depends on your boss
    Benefits good - medical with affordable ppo, salary and bonus good
    Nice campus - lots of catering - parties
    Good busses - good train transportation

    Cons

    Not family friendly - depends on boss - not equal across company
    Hiring more temps - less perm workers
    Vacation limited - with sabbatical is still only 3 weeks per year. Culture does not allow for time off without pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A simple thank you goes a long way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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