Genentech Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Caring Company and a Great Place too Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most Management truly do mentor their people Empowerment - everyone is empowered so you can really grow your career Work life balance recognized

    Cons

    You must be able to manage your own time and recognize that you are empowered if you want to succeed at Genentech The team environment lets some people hide from accepting accountability for their actions or lack thereof

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation and do not always accept the status quo sometimes out of the box thinking/approaches can deliver faster and better


  2. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive mentors Lots of opportunity for development

    Cons

    Salary is low for Bay Area cost of living


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Genentech (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people. Most managers are encouraging. Great benefits.

    Cons

    some supervisors are negative. Nepotism is common.


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  5. Bioprocess Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    They strive to be a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lacking in communication to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly, stable work environment, lots of benefits, flexible work schedule, fellow employees offer guidance, management is approachable

    Cons

    Some of the expectations can be quite high which causes extreme stress if people are not capable. Process of interviews are long and difficult which shows the standards Genentech has

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to improve the hiring process so applicants can receive feedback as soon as possible.


  7. Senior Product Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    incredibly smart people, strong positive culture, strong pipeline

    Cons

    incredibly smart people = very strong competition for roles


  8. Statistical scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and good place to get hands on experience

    Cons

    very complicated team structure and lots of meetings


  9. Ar

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, autonomy, great company to work for; reasonable quota and attainment was repeatable. Not much competition in the territory.

    Cons

    Managers sometimes could cop an attitude, out if touch with territory issues but did mostly have hands off approach


  10. Helpful (1)

    Validation engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits great people to work with. Gene bucks were great for rewarding great work.

    Cons

    Since buyout culture has changed. Lowered raise percentage and stock option program .


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Bioprocess Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Bioprocess Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Bioprocess Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company concert, paid vacation, sick time, authorized leave and sabbatical.

    Cons

    If you are really good at your job don't expect to move up. You'll stay in your current role forever!

    Advice to Management

    Stop providing career development classes if you don't intend to promote your people.



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