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

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - QA Specialist II in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - QA Specialist II in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Genentech

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A 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.

Cons

Unfortunately 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 Management

Relax, and allow some way to introduce progress without undermining the current process

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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (3)

    No place is perfect but this comes pretty close

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Don't let Roche destroy our culture

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