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Good but depends on manager

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Former Employee - Intern  in  Oceanside, CA
Former Employee - Intern in Oceanside, CA

Pros

Lots of great experiences, can very challenging. A lot of great people who are willing to help you out when needed.

Cons

Some managers are very incompetent, which is sad. Was so much better before the Roche take over no matter how much Roche tries to pretend it's all the same.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Examine what projects are given to your interns. Chances are it reflects a lot about the department. The more challenging the projects to the interns. The more competent the department.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK until recent takeover.

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

    Pros

    Benefits package has been the best I have experienced.

    Cons

    Recent takeover has changed focus of company, increased bureaucracy, and hinders ability to get work done in a timely fashion.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    Great company, but falls short on equitable treatment of the workforce

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

    Pros

    The company has competitive pay, great benefits, management say the right things, and I believe they want to do the right things.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites with preferred employees in pay and promotion that goes beyond difference is demonstrated skills and tangible contributions. In Finance organization, excessive importance placed on commodity skills of "business partnering." Result is that core technical Finance and Accounting skills are not cultivated, support groups with these skills are small, and all technical work is channeled to these small groups as few people can or want to do it.
    Sr. management is more focused on their own self promotion than on developing their organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the work that happens beyond the Powerpoint slides. This keeps the place running. Core technical, collaboration, and process management skills are the foundation of any good organization, not just of the back office.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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