Gilead Sciences

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Strong Scientific Company with Robust Pipeline. Lacking in Efficiency

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Gilead Sciences as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

This a great company to work for if you are passionate about patients with life-threatening illnesses and want to earn a great salary. The company is renowned for doing twice the work with 1/2 the employees and, as a result, has an exploding stock price with a highly anticipated pipeline. The corporate culture is really fun depending on the department you are working in. The newer departments (i.e. Oncology) are young and excited to be working with each other. Other older departments are really good at what they do, but don't really enjoy spending time together. Additionally, the executives take great pride in science and patient care. They are all very keen scientists with solid academic backgrounds, which means that they make smart decisions that, ultimately doesn't compromise patient treatment. The executives also try hard to make sure their employees (who are working very hard) are happy by offering frequent company-wide gifts and events.

Cons

The company was founded in the late 80's, which means that a lot of the systems that are in place, are VERY obsolete. A lot of the work could be completed much faster if current technologies (ie filesharing + telecommunication) were implemented. Also, the fact that the company runs "lean" means that employees are very overworked and lack a work-life balance. That being said, there isn't very much room for career growth if you start from the bottom. Many of the employees that have been there for >2 years end up moving to a different organization because they can't get promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Remain focused on cutting edge science that helps patients, you're doing great!
-Implement newer technology systems by rehiring a new IT department
-Expand career growth opportunities

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences

    Pros

    1. Excellent product which is good for the society
    2. Interesting and challenging Work
    3. Nice pay

    Cons

    1. Work life balance, busy schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. not only focus on the shareholder, but also employees

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very profitable company but difficult work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences

    Pros

    Extremely lean thus providing lots of challenges

    Cons

    People get promoted despite no experience in the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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