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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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech


    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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    Big Pharma to bigger pharma

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Has become very bureaucratic and political Hard to move up in… Advice to Senior Management: There needs to be more accountability for developing people. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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