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

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Current Employee - Strategic Planner  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Strategic Planner in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

A 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.

Cons

Given 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    A place where your imagination is the only limit

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Genentech is a great place to innovate and translate a discovery into become something meaningful that will ultimately benefit patients. The research organization has an outstanding team of Directors and VPs that have been recruited from the best academic institutes and the clinical group are emerging as the best in the industry. If you want to make a difference in R&D then Genentech is the place for you. Your imagination is the only limit.

    Cons

    Layers of management can make it a challenge to get game changing projects off the ground. However, it can be done once you know the system and you are recognized and supported by management for doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on going and don't be afraid of change. Evolution always ensues.

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    Still a great place, but change is on the horizon...

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    Former Employee - Clinical Program Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Program Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    The company offers fantastic benefits, a very competative salary, and is made up of many employees who truly want to do the best job possible.

    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 long-time employees are clearly unhappy with the direction the company is moving. What started out as a small, highly collaborative working environment has become more and more like "big pharma".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of what mad ethe company sucessful in the first place...The people!

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