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Great place to work at, but difficult to get promoted

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very competitive pay and benefits
Innovative culture
Good amenities
Talented research scientists
Balance between work and recreation

Cons

Communication problems with mid- and upper management
Employees suggestions often get neglected by upper management
Promotion depends more on politics, not professional achievements

Advice to Management

Create more channels for employee feedback to ensure better communication. Promote people with achievements and real talent, not people knowing how to play with politics.

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  1. Great place to work, not so easy to get ahead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Genentech are that they have a great corporate culture, impressive benefits, adopt innovative ideas, foster diversity, inclusion, and believe that all employees are valuable contributors by distributing responsibility and decision making.

    Cons

    While the work is rewarding, it is difficult to get a sense of how to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest that management investigate innovative ways to grow individuals and extend responsibility and opportunities amidst a shallower chain of command.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work as Genentech. Unsure once all of Roche's changes take place after 2010

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Appeals Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Appeals Specialist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of perks, public transit encouraged, patient-focused, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    No option to work from home, no part-time option, no job-sharing no flexibility with schedule. It seems Genentech is stuck in old-school ways of doing work and is not willing to adopt to new ways in order to keep employees. Managers are many times promoted based on seniority rather than capability or competence. This results in many incompetent managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more competent managers based on managerial skills. Get with the times on telecommuting and flexible schedules.


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