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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also have many great benefits though not anything extremely special (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits, stock performing well so far (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • No consistent respect for work/ life balance leading to employee "burn-out" (in 29 reviews)

  • No work/life balance whatsoever (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    An industry leader focused

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good team great environment

    Cons

    gilead is no longer in NC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great working env

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    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good tech
    Good knowledgable peers
    Follows agile process
    Best quality practices are followed

    Cons

    Work pressure is a bit much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Promotional Marketer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Promotional Marketer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about their work. Everyone works very hard and loves what they do.

    Cons

    They don't grow very quickly so current s work hard around the clock. Each person is works very hard. Only hire those with loads of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Demanding, but rewarding.

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

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Constant change and highly successful company.

    Cons

    Hard to achieve work/life balance at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Operations Intern

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

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

    Pros

    -Great internship program: you receive a mentor that helps lead you through your intern project
    -Intern project: each intern gets a project that helps them produce something substantial for their department
    -Fantastic leadership: they trust you to do a great job, but are always open to questions
    -Corporate culture: friendly and motivated

    Cons

    -None, absolutely loved every minute of it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, great incentives, good location, good science

    Cons

    little behind on some newest technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Gilead Sciences is a challenging, stimulating company, and I enjoy working here immensely!

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

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, self-driven, challenging, stimulating, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    work a lot, sometimes lacking in support functions, have to do a lot of leg work to hear communications at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would love it if in-house Talent Acquisition people could go FTE!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly coworkers and caring/understanding bosses.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Fun activities at least once a month.

    Cons

    Too few employees for the amount of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you are willing to work hard, there are opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pipeline, fast-moving, less bureaucratic than Big Pharma, flat hierarchies so lots of exposure to senior management

    Cons

    High workload, slow to adopt technological innovation, tendency of management to micromanage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace innovation and trust your employees to make good decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    -You work with bright, driven people
    -Your work helps save lives
    -The company has stellar leadership
    -The growth rate is exciting and exhilerating

    Cons

    -If you're looking for work-life balance, look elsewhere
    -Most employees are pretty shy so it can take awhile to meet people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rest on your laurels, there are still scientific barriers to be overcome and you'll need to continue to make bold, but intelligent, moves to stay ahead of the competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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