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Never a dull moment!

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

I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Extremely fast-paced, many opportunities to learn new things and participate on projects/teams outside of your purview. Promotions sometimes don't come soon enough, but always thoughtfully considered and in line with company needs. I work with a group of people always willing to roll up their sleeves and help where needed.

Cons

Extremely fast-paced. Sometimes feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get things done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience at a great company!

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer

    I worked at Gilead Sciences as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Gilead, I had the best boss I've ever had. He was always patient and willing to help me learn the new field I was just starting.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management were tactless and had the tendency to call people out publicly for their weight at large meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training contractors is an investment that is wasted when they leave the company for more stable employment, taking the knowledge and experience with them. Please consider hiring your contractors full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Work Hard, Learn Lots, Then Find Another Company That Will Pay You What You're Worth

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate

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

    Pros

    - aggressive environment convinces employees to eliminate their social lives , commit themselves entirely to the company, and wait for their stock options to vest before hurrying to the next better-paying job

    Cons

    - refusal to hire contractors in order to avoid paying out the recruiters and committing to full-time employee benefits
    - very low salary compensation compared to other comparable companies
    - bonuses and raises are practically negligible
    - micro-management from managers who are overworked and not fit to manage people
    - unprofessional upper-management not interested in contributing to a positive or nurturing work environment whatsoever
    - the poison of politics lurks heavily in every department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - take several courses on how to manage people before joining the Management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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