Genentech Overview

  • South San Francisco, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1976
  • Subsidiary or Business Segment
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $10+ billion (USD)

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. The little things we do every day add up to big ...

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017(#32), 2016(#34), 2015(#17), 2014(#25), 2011(#44), 2009(#17)

Top CEOs: 2016(#22)

Company Updates

February 22, 2022
Forbes has recognized us as one of the top companies on their annual list of America’s Best Large Employers! With more than half of our employees working remotely during the pandemic, we found new ways to stay connected and maintain our unique culture. Along the way, we realized that culture is more than what happens on our campuses. Learn more.
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What 'Corporate Culture' Means When The Office Isn't Center Stage
January 5, 2022
As we reflect on 2021, we’d like to say thank you to our employees who have continued to adapt and deliver during another unprecedented year. It’s the dedication of our teams like the essential workers in Pharma Technical Operations (PT), who allow us to continue to develop and manufacture our breakthrough medicines for those in need. Learn more about our manufacturing and engineering teams on our site.
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Genentech Reviews

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Alexander Hardy
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"The future is very bright for Genentech"

May 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee
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Active investment in frontier-level science, substantive academic collaborations aimed at making breakthrough discoveries that transform what is possible for patients and at-risk people before they


Not every day exemplifies the best of what is possible here

Advice to Management

Work harder to make the dream a reality every day
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Diversity & Inclusion at Genentech

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We firmly believe that embracing diversity and inclusion (D&I) drives innovation, improves scientific and clinical outcomes and contributes to equitable healthcare access for all.

Here at Genentech, that means fostering belonging within our own walls, advancing inclusive research and health equity in our industry at-large and transforming society through partnerships across healthcare, education and within all communities. Learn more about our 3 pillars below: 

  • Fostering Belonging: We are committed to sustaining an environment where scientific discovery can thrive, where the industry's most talented people can d
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Genentech Interviews

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Applied online46%
Employee Referral19%

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech (United States)


    Process was disorganized and seemed like they were just trying to check a "diversity" box at the last minute. Interview typically involves recruiter screening where they low ball the pay (pay band is specific to your ZIP CODE), then a hiring manager interview, and a final panel.

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Genentech Awards & Accolades

  • The 50 Best Places to Work for New DadsFatherly.com2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune Magazine2015
  • 44 Healthiest Companies to Work For in AmericaGreatist.com2014
  • Top EmployerScience Magazine2014
  • Top Women in BiotechFierceBiotech2014

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What is paid time off like at Genentech?

...benefits, generous time off, flexible schedule...

February 28, 2021

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People Also Ask about Genentech

Employees rate Genentech 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 3,772 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Genentech employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Genentech, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Genentech and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 85% of employees would recommend working at Genentech to a friend. This is based on 2,827 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

68% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Genentech as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Genentech.

69% of employees think that Genentech has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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