There are newer employer reviews for Gilead Sciences

1 person found this helpful  

Good experience with broad potential for growth

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Gilead Sciences

Pros

I work with several departments in a cutting edge research environment with some really good scientific staff. There are many chances to gain new job skills with each project task, and I sense a breadth of opportunities for growth depending on how one orients their path. The staff is overall very friendly and helpful. Much of the staff are fairly recent hires, and are more than willing to guide you through the many uncertainties newcomers face.

Cons

Somewhat long hours at times-there's a lot of pressure from aggressive project timelines with limited resources. The staff is spread out in a campus-like environment, and it tends to be more difficult to meet those outside of one's department or work specialty. The company is a bit underdeveloped for its size and ambitions in certain areas, such as its IT network and needs to promote more activities groups for interested employees, such as outdoors or sports clubs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to be mindful of differences between small/larger company infrastructure needs and services as they grow.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

182 Other Employee Reviews for Gilead Sciences (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't work at Gilead unless you want to work your tail off for low wages.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences

    Pros

    Stable company with successfully marketed products and a good pipeline

    Cons

    Salaries at all levels are significantly below average for this field. Employees are treated like cattle. The CEO has stated "If you don't like it, leave." I know several people from different departments who have gone on stress leave and not returned to Gilead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 2007 employee survey showed that :
    1) people do not feel committed to Gilead due to poor work-life balance,
    2) management is viewed as inflexible and does not develop people, and
    3) salaries and benefits are far below average. Not much has been done in the past 18 months to correct these issues.

    Also, let people work form home!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the place to be for information innovations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Dimas, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences

    Pros

    Great place to be for R & D and for potential payoff with great stock options.

    Cons

    The IT department senior management is constantly being restructured. And no clear goals or expectations were being given. Entrenched management within the IT Group are more concerned with protecting the status quo than to innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to working solutions among your peers when it comes to Information Technology. Further centralize your IT department and demand accountability and metrics from IT management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Gilead Sciences

Work at Gilead Sciences? Share Your Experiences

Gilead Sciences

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.