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Genentech Reviews in Oceanside, CA

Updated Apr 30, 2014
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3.9 12 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Genentech CEO Ian T. Clark

Ian T. Clark

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great benefits and culture

    Pharmaceutical Material Specialist (Current Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsGreat benefits and culture
    Worked with some incredible people

    ConsSmall site means very limited growth potential

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturing Bioprocess Technician

    Manufacturing Bioprocess Technician (Current Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, pay, 401k, vacation (3 weeks plus 6 week sabbatical every 6 years) sick time. Great overall work force. Positive environment.

    ConsOverworked, no time to self develop.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to slow down sometimes to allow us to improve on current issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you dont fit the clique, you are ousted...no matter how hard you work

    Materials Operations Specialist (Former Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsBig Company with stability and future growth since they became Roche.

    ConsContractors are alienated. Also, be ready to get on the lemmings train...conform....or goodbye
     to you. The funny thing is, they try to push outside the box thinking....but shun you when you speak up.
    And this coming from MULTIPLE people ( more ex employees as well) = Way too much Politics and drama in Oceanside.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to manage every aspect of every person. Some people are good at certain things and not so much at others. Don't use tactics like upgrading a system to relieve yourself from people that are less fortunate.
    Also, Introverts are not bad people. Some of the greatest minds ever were that way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits
    High-performance culture
    Company cares about its employees and patients
    Promotes diversity and inclusion more than any employer I have ever worked for

    ConsA lot of unneccessary bureaucracy especially when dealing with corporate functions
    Less altruistic since Roche took over
    Difficult to move up from within.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange HR practices that make it difficult for people to move up as quickly from within. So many people leave and then come back, getting hired at a salary and level they would have had to wait years to achieve from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    Prosgreat culture and people. lots of opportunity to learn.

    Consbe careful of politics. there is a lot.

    Advice to Senior Managementcare about employees' career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, but not for long

    Operations Intern (Current Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsPeople - They are great to work with. Also, great perks.

    ConsManagement highly incompetent in identifying and promoting talent. The louder you are the faster you get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on identifying true talent, hard work and take efforts to retain them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but depends on manager

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsLots of great experiences, can very challenging. A lot of great people who are willing to help you out when needed.

    ConsSome managers are very incompetent, which is sad. Was so much better before the Roche take over no matter how much Roche tries to pretend it's all the same.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExamine what projects are given to your interns. Chances are it reflects a lot about the department. The more challenging the projects to the interns. The more competent the department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Process Development Intern (Former Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsGreat Pay, support system, friendly people

    ConsNo downside really, interns get no benefits.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bioprocess Technician (Current Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsBenefits package, bonus and money. Free fountain drinks and a beautiful facility. Monthly celebrations (open bar) a plus.

    ConsThe job here is a repetitive one that a monkey could do. There is no real opportunity to move on to other departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteract with your employees. Try to at least pretend you're they're friend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Genentech is a great company but each site is different

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Oceanside, CA

    ProsI liked the value Genentech (Corporation) placed on employee satisfaction. I feel that as a corporation Genentech shares information that impacts us at the appropriate time and trust's its employees to be professional about the information. I also liked the stability the company has attained, this affords them the ability to have extra non-routine benefits such as HoHos, Incentives, recognition programs, free drinks etc. Genentech's bonus structure is also very generous given the company has a good year. I also liked the resources available for professional development. I was able to take numerous internal courses that helped develop my skills. The Genentech facilities are also very confortable to work in with wide open spaces.

    ConsThe culture at the particular site where I worked at was not very rewarding. The site tends to elicit competition with the other sites. This is a very uncomfortable situation when you are representing the site on a cross site project. Another downside is that although Genentech is flexible with your time, Genentech expects 120% from everyone, on average. However, they encourage that you balance work / life. In addition, at the site I worked at, it feels as if the ones that stretch themselves and take the challenges are not necessarily the ones that are rewarded. It sometime feels as if they prefer a more quiet behavior.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to focus on the work being accomplished and embrace individuality. It is individuality and sharing of ideas (be it same or different) that results in positive change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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