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Technical IT Specialist

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Current Employee - Technical Specialist
Current Employee - Technical Specialist

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Great opportunity to learn. For self-starters, a great environment to be on your own to get things done. No micromanagement.

Cons

Some weak middle management left bad, toxic apples in some departments. As long as you can avoid the toxic apples, your experience will be golden.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to get rid of bad apples individually, regardless of their tenure and knowledge.

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    Genentech Changing

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Work hours very flexible. You can do as much or as little as you wish. Co-workers are friendly and the company does do a pretty good job at keeping the old Genentech tradations alive, like Ho-Ho's

    Cons

    Roche merger making Genentech different - no visioin for promotion opportunities, this can be tough. Work is easy - not very technically challenging. Often times, management is not engaged in what you are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility for Genentech employees to be given expat assignments - since we are now a "global" company - quit bringing all your favorites from Basel and putting them in senior leadership positions - give that opportunity to some Genentech folks - and stop with all the Class A B/S.

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    Great place to work, but you have to know someone to get in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great culture, good leadership. There are so many professional and personal development courses offered at no cost to employees. Art Levinson is a truly inspirational leader and easy to stand behind and workhard for.

    Cons

    Genentech is now owned by Roche, which leads to some uncertainty about leadership and vision. When Roche took over some talented top level managers left, and these were the people that made Genentech the success that it has become.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont lose track of what makes your employees happy and keeps them engaged in your mission.

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