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Benefits are good but leadership leaves much to be desired

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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

Excellent medical benefits
Culture is overall good

Cons

Management Arrogance
Lot's of talk, not a lot of action
Little opportunity for advancement
Lack of fairness in promotions
Clique's that include management affect individual advancement and promotions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To much of management are buddies with staff. HR violations abound but if you are one of the 'buddies' you do not get called on it. Must start treating all staff equally. Must be able to make decisions and act on them.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    Great company but watch out for the departmental microculture

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

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    R&D power house.
    Very talented scientists and experienced colleagues.
    Friendly and laid back company culture.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities.
    Lack of management skills in upper management (R&D).
    Culture and work load differs a lot among departments/groups.
    Lack of fair rewarding/recognition system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more management training to scientific managers.
    Craft a fair rewarding system.
    Create a path for career development otherwise will face low retention of quality employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great place to work

    • 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

    Benefits, Pay and People are my top 3 reasons.

    Cons

    Roche, lots of unknowns, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue integration efforts and align roles and responsibilities.

    Approves of CEO
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