Gilead Sciences

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Uniquely successful company with a depressing culture

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Well positioned company with successful drugs brining in hug profits. Expansions in to HCV and other areas seem well underway. Employee compensation and benefits are top-notch.

Cons

Company is running way too lean and workload seems unevenly distributed and can be very high for a lot of individuals. A lot of mid to senior managers practice fear-based and non-forgiving types of cultures. They tend to always find someone else to blame (including their own employees!) and only care about their own growth (aka "manage up").

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Middle managers need to learn to take proper responsibilities and act like people managers. Sabotaging your own employees to get ahead or to rid of pressures is NOT sustainable. It is also irresponsible for the company. This type of practices, if continued can lead to more people start to leave when the market picks up. Because it may not be worth it for a lot of people to put through high workload and not being treated fairly.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Quality in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Quality in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financially very successful, always makes a profit

    Cons

    Very short and aggressive timelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    groom leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in San Dimas, CA

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, stocks, bonus, referral bonus. Discount on company stock purchase. 10 sick days, 3 vacation weeks for new employees. Vacation increases by a week every 5 years. 1 personal holiday, 1 week paid shut down in December.

    Cons

    Overworked, too many hours, Supervisor’s expectations are not realistic. Inexperienced manufacturing supervisors. No traiing or development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train, train. train. Help develop employees. Consider work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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