Genentech
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www.gene.com South San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

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A dynamic, invigorating place to work with a strong sense of mission and purpose.

Strategic Planner (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

ProsA strong emphasis on communications and collaboration. A company wide decision-making structure that intrinsically forces authority downward to the lowest possible level, providing many opportunities to exercise and test one's judgement.

ConsGiven the company's rapid growth over the past 3-5 years, there's a bit of overlap and occasional conflict/collision in roles and responsibilities across some departments, primarily in the business services and support functional groups. Some areas of responsibility have also, due to the sheer pace of workload, fallen through the cracks and by the wayside.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to introduce some stronger processes and protocols without squelching the spirit of invention and entreneurship that sits at the company's core.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great place mostly

    Senior Research Associate (Current Employee)
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    Pros: Really smart people Great parties Cons: Very busy all the time Advice to Senior Management: When you say be innovative mean it When you say failing is good, mean it Do not use "my" when speaking about people who work for… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Still a great place, but change is on the horizon...

    Clinical Program Manager (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

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    Pros: The company offers fantastic benefits, a very competative salary, and is made… Cons: The company has undergone tremendous growth over the last few years, and this has not always been managed in the best way possible. Some… Advice to Senior Management: Don't lose sight of what mad ethe company sucessful in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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