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

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Not "In Business for Life Anymore"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

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

ConsThere'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 Senior ManagementLook--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?

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    Pros: Company provides good salaries, support, and a comfortable workplace. This was… Cons: Due to its size, tasks are specialized and initiative is constrained by… Advice to Senior Management: A less formal atmosphere (e.g., severely constraining standard operating procedures)… More
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    How will Genentech fare in the future?

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    Pros: -You're working for a great cause. - Very collegiate atmosphere. - Employees given perks that align with… Cons: - A bit too political. - A bit of arrogance on behalf of GI (Genentec Informatics - IT) management. - Immature leadership at the first level management. -… Advice to Senior Management: Hire permanent employees for leadership roles. Open door policies should be better embraced. You're on the right track with regards to keeping your employees engaged… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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