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hard driving, results oriented

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

I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Company strives to be the best in its field, while not always on course, eventually does make corrections

Cons

Have to be "in the network" to be appreciated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walk around office to office more, give reports coaching on how to deal with senior management, then give them exposure

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Work/Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Great products
    * Good people at the individual contributor level
    * Good benefits: 401-K, gym, cafeteria, happy hour Fridays, van pool, etc.
    * Ideal for someone right out of college with a lot of drive that doesn't mind putting in 60+ hour weeks to get a fair amount of experience.

    Cons

    * Extremely heavy work load plus a large amount of vacancies means that 1 person is usually doing the job of 2-3 people. Not unusual to see people in the office past 7pm on Friday night. Very little reward or recognition for such work as it becomes the new norm.
    * Constant reorganizations combined with vacancies make it extremely difficult to maintain any momentum.
    * Gilead is a data-driven company for better or worse. Most people promoted into managerial positions are promoted for their technical skills instead of their managerial skills. Most managers seem ill-equipped with the interpersonal and management skills to be effective leaders and the company does little to reprimand or correct such behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gilead Sciences

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Director  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    financially solid company
    growth and internal opportunities

    Cons

    culture is not for the thin skinned or sensitive type

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    push on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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