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Not "In Business for Life Anymore"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Great benefits
Fair base pay
Some really smart people
Sabbaticals
Free coffee

Cons

There's no such things as work/life balance
This is not a company for a working mom
Post-merger, Roche is looking for "efficiencies." Enough said.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look--I mean really look--at the exit interview data. People are leaving because the culture has changed, the workload has increased and it's not all about patients anymore.

Hey GlassDoor: Pascal Soriot hasn't been the CEO since December 2009. Time for a refresh, dontcha think?

Disapproves of CEO

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    Genentech Project Management

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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

    Pros

    Company provides good salaries, support, and a comfortable workplace. This was true when I was there until 2008. Things may be different under Roche.

    Cons

    Due to its size, tasks are specialized and initiative is constrained by a corporate culture requiring consensus. Meetings dominate the work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A less formal atmosphere (e.g., severely constraining standard operating procedures) would go a long way toward boosting creativity and productivity.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Big Pharma to bigger pharma

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

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Salary and benefits
    Diversity of people
    Smart and talented employee base
    Challenging work
    Mission of the company

    Cons

    Has become very bureaucratic and political
    Hard to move up in the organization
    Fairness in promotions is an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more accountability for developing people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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