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Manufacturing in Genentech

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Current Employee - Bioprocess Technician  in  Oceanside, CA
Current Employee - Bioprocess Technician in Oceanside, CA

I have been working at Genentech

Pros

Benefits package, bonus and money. Free fountain drinks and a beautiful facility. Monthly celebrations (open bar) a plus.

Cons

The job here is a repetitive one that a monkey could do. There is no real opportunity to move on to other departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Interact with your employees. Try to at least pretend you're they're friend.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No place is perfect but this comes pretty close

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Senior management will come talk to you. In most companies there is an strict trickling up of information via the manager only. This is not the case at Genentech. It is NOT stuffy like most big Pharma. Lots of fun activities. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Some managers can be extremely bad. If you get stuck with one of those....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let Roche destroy our culture

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in most departments

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great company culture, tremendous spirit for accomplishment

    Cons

    Not all departments embody the company culture. Particularly in a certain part of the finance organization, the leadership clearly doesn't understand the people management aspect of the job. They are "out for themselves" and incapable or unwilling to foster a culture of professional development and mutual success. We often hear a lot about what it takes to be a good leader--but this group seems to be exempt and subsequently rewarded with promotions to more senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insist the culture be embraced by all departments and by all leaders. Do not promote those who cannot or will not be the "great manager" we are told we all deserve

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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