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Working at Genentech

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

High growth, lots of opportunities

Cons

Soft skills are very important here. Not being well-versed in soft skills can get you into trouble with politics. A lot of managers aren't very well-qualified as people managers. Business processes can be lacking or incomplete.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job in hiring qualified people managers. Hold managers more accountable for their employee's performance.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Pay for Performance is a Joke

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    gRide program allows you to be productive on WiFi enabled buses and arrive at work without the stress of driving in Bay area traffic

    Cons

    The company has less than 3% merit increase budget which does not even keep up with ithe cost of living in the Bay area. Genentech does calibration on a curve and force fits employee performance ratings so it is difficult to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow line managers to participate in the calibration process rather than senior management just force fitting everyone's performance ratings to meet their less than adequate budget in a vaccum. Revise your performance management and compensation system to actually reward performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall good working experience at Genentech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Global Company that allows for growth and different opportunities. Benefits are pretty good compared to other companies.

    Cons

    The original culture is often lost in middle management where their primary concerns is cost.

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