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Great internship experience

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

I worked at Gilead Sciences as an intern for more than a year

Pros

Very nice campus, safe, always, many places to eat, scenic, management worked 8-9 hr days most of the time...

Cons

All the avian excrement on the ground...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Celebration really helps

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    High Pressure, Good Experience, Disfunctional Managment

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good experience, fast-paced, most people around you are very motivated.

    Cons

    High level of disparity in the way management treats employees. No rhyme or reason to promotion process. Lots of politics. High level of burnout/turnover and complaining around you constantly which is demotivating. Most people do the job of 1.5-2 employees as the company prides itself in being "lean". Company spends very little on keeping employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn to respect employees equally. Managers need to be trained together so they behave cohesively as a group. Level of politics need to decrease in order for people to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    This place will suck the life out of you. Backstabbing culture is encouraged and rewarded

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    Former Employee - Individual Contributor  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and site specific perks. (i.e. Bagel Wednesdays, onsite gym, passport discounts)
    Medications/treatments really do improve patients lives
    Work with some very talented people

    Cons

    Culture
    Working environment
    Lack of respect for employees
    No real development of existing employees
    Most employees seem very unhappy in the jobs
    Work/Life balance is just for appearance. It is not really encouraged

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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