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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Excellent work ethics and intelligent people.

Cons

Long work hours and more difficult to get recognized due to large talent pool.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent on business processes.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cool coworkers, not so cool management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Free lunches on super busy days
    Fun contests and games on holiday
    Free to roam around and hang with your buddies as long as you answer all your calls

    Cons

    Management sucks
    If you are not a social butterfly then you get canned
    Barely anyone goes perm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to get to know your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the old Genentech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner  in  Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Planner in Oceanside, CA

    Pros

    Having worked in operations for eight years in Vacaville, South San Francisco and Oceanside, South San Francisco is by far the best location and still has a strong Genentech culture, Outside of San Francisco the culture is less noticeable, but in general People are nice, benefits are good not great. Ho-Ho's are nice , work can be challenging, co-workers are supportive

    Cons

    Working in Vacaville or Oceanside pay is low, stock options are almost non existent, weak culture, poor management, management shoots from the hip with no clear plan or strategies. Managers are not leaders but "yes" men and women. Nearly impossible to advance to a new position unless you are part of the "in crowd". If you want the five star rating work in South San Francisco, Vacaville and Oceanside are disappointments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to strengthen the culture at Vacaville and Oceanside, allow internal applicants to advance their careers, improve contractor workers work conditions, fire managers that do not understand metrics and who manage their departments by threatening employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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