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Genentech!! A great place to work if you've got what it takes

QA Specialist II (Current Employee) South San Francisco, CA

ProsA lot of employee centric benefits, along with the chance of of working for a company that is very cutting edge. The company has a lot of potential for the future, and this is a great place to gain experience and to be able to include as part of my professional resume. This is a very friendly environment where employees are encouraged to network as well as take time off to be able to decompress. Every 6 years, a six week sabbatical is included to coincide with the 5 weeks of vacations that can be accrued for a total of 11 weeks off (that's nearly 3 months off in 1 year.

ConsUnfortunately with the Roche buyout looming on the horizon, it is very hard to determine whether all the perks to which we are accustomed to will be available. we already know that there will be job cuts as part of the merger of Roche's business and Genentech's business. It is also a high intensity, very demanding work environment to which not every one can get accustomed to. Many individuals have taken a position here to only be either terminated, or quit voluntarily (or unvoluntarily) after a few short months. It is also very hard to get project pushed through as there is a lot of anxiety to introducing new ways of doing things that have worked just fine for years.

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax, and allow some way to introduce progress without undermining the current process

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    Bioprocess Technician (Current Employee) Oceanside, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros: Benefits package, bonus and money. Free fountain drinks and a… Cons: The job here is a repetitive one that a monkey could… Advice to Senior Management: Interact with your employees. Try to at least pretend you're… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    No place is perfect but this comes pretty close

    Associate Scientist (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Some managers can be extremely bad. If you get stuck… Advice to Senior Management: Don't let Roche destroy our culture Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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