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We recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a “Change Sequence” networking event on campus. Featuring a keynote by Dr. Fabian Sandoval, CEO Emerson Clinical Research Institute, and a panel discussion with some of our leaders, the event honored the contributions made by Hispanic/LatinX leaders in the biotech industry.
Veronica McCright, VP Site Services, was recently profiled in African American Career World Magazine for her former work leading the Procurement team that is sourcing everything our organization needs to operate. Veronica shares more about our supplier diversity program which focuses on increasing opportunities for smaller, diverse suppliers such as women owned, service-disabled, veteran and minority owned businesses. Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMyzi
The Genentech journey began in the unlikely meeting between a venture capitalist and a scientist. Two men, who may have never met if not for their shared passion for a seemingly crazy idea:
That if we look inside, into the very fabric of our DNA, we might find a way to help people suffering from the world’s worst medical conditions. And while we’ve succeeded again and again, giving rise to an entire industry-- we never forget that millions of patients still suffer.
There is still so much to do. So we do the everyday work. We follow the science.
We invented biotechnology. And we’re driven to do it again, every day. The passion that drives us is the belief that the science of life — biology — holds the keys to solving life's toughest health challenges. Innovative science is the basis of our existence and the foundation for our future. We approach opportunities and challenges with an open mind and break new ground by breaking with convention. And, while we recognize that failure is a possible outcome, we focus on long-term success and the difference we make in the lives of patients.
Doing your job well positively impacts the lives of millions of patients. This is our purpose. Each individual patient inspires our researchers to do groundbreaking science. Their stories motivate us all to continue developing new treatment options for people with serious or life-threatening diseases. It's the tireless mother who gives her kids 100 percent while hiding the pain from rheumatoid arthritis. It's a young boy coming to grips with cystic fibrosis. It's a new grandfather who just learned he has stage IV colon cancer. These are the people who remind us of what we do and why — day after day.
Our one-of-a-kind culture is built on diversity, dedication, and celebration. We bring together the most talented employees we can find, and then we give them room to be themselves. By encouraging diversity in all its forms — thought, skill, experience, culture, and style — we arrive at new ways of doing things. Because it’s this type of environment that ensures employees can make their greatest contributions to Genentech and, most importantly, to our patients.
We are bright. We are dedicated. We are geeky. We are human. Each of our employees, regardless of role or title, has the passion and grit needed to work together with the end goal of improving patients’ lives. We pride ourselves on an inclusive atmosphere where diverse ideas, backgrounds and viewpoints are valued. We invest in our employees, providing benefits and resources to help them thrive at work and beyond.
Our professional fields include Research & Early Development, Product Development, Pharma Technical Operations, Commercial Operations, Finance, HR, Legal and more. Find your fit.
Research & Early Development: gRED
gRED aspires to make fundamental scientific discoveries and to develop these discoveries into first or best-in-class medicines made in the best interest of our patients. To reach these goals, we actively encourage creativity, discussion and leadership among our researchers, welcoming the diverse skills and backgrounds each member brings to the gRED team.
Product Development determines which potential new medicines have the best prospects for development by testing the formulas against specific diseases in the clinic and then guiding chosen medicine candidates through the many precise phases of clinical testing. We conduct global clinical trials, analyze results, monitor safety, and work with regulatory authorities to provide differentiated medicines to patients.
Pharma Technical North America
PTNA Operations turns cells into the final medicine that is delivered to patients, managing all aspects of manufacturing and supply, including quality, engineering and supply chain. These functions support Genentech's end-to-end process, which consists of two primary operations:
Our Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs team plays a crucial role in introducing new treatment options to patients, educating physicians using real world clinical data, engaging lawmakers and patient advocacy groups, and ultimately delivering Genentech's groundbreaking medicines to those who need them.
It isn’t just scientists and clinicians who impact the development of new medicines. From HR to Finance and beyond, our corporate teams help Genentech run smoothly while providing the resources and capacity to translate our science into therapies intended to improve and extend people's lives.
Corporate Operations encompasses a number of areas, including:
Cross-functional collaborations, business-critical projects, fun activities, welcoming colleagues, and supportive managers — you’ve just found a great place to gain real world experience. Whether you're a current student or a recent graduate, planning a path to a great career is an important step in your future successes.
Discover Diverse People With Common Bonds
Genentech's highly diverse work environment brings together employees from all corners of the globe and from countless employment and educational backgrounds. What is their common link? It's a passion to excel and a deep commitment to our mission of developing drugs that address significant unmet medical needs.
Build a remarkable and rewarding career plus your own unique career path in departments such as:
The Next Step is Yours
You can explore your career options through our highly regarded summer internship program, become a part of our flexible student co-op experience or apply directly to Genentech as a recent graduate. If you're an MBA student, you can also apply to our challenging 10 to 12-week internship program, which will expand the limits of your knowledge while you work on projects that will have a real impact.
For more information, visit our University and Early Career Page.
Genentech's diverse work environment brings together employees from around the globe, with an array of backgrounds and skills. The common link? A passion to excel and a deep commitment to our mission of developing medicines that address significant unmet medical needs.
We believe transparency and accountability are key to achieving manufacturing and quality excellence. Our leadership team is committed to enabling a culture of cross-functional collaboration that will foster network thinking and create career pathing across the entire Roche sites.
Explore all Our People stories here - stories of obstacles and opportunities - that celebrate the people who work here.
We Treat You Right
I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)
Great Work life balance that promotes working from home
team engagement events
able to travel
a lot of development opportunities
Be able to help others
Our give back to the community events
I have none at this time.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in February 2009.
Had an initial phone screen with HR and hiring manager which went well. I was assigned a HR account rep who could not have been more incompetent. I was recommended for an on-site interview but the HR rep I was working for lost my file and thus the offer to interview on site was never extended to me. When I called after three weeks to check the status of my application the HR rep I spoke with said that they had on file that I had not responded to their request for an on-site interview thus my application was cancelled.