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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 ...
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    Great people and science. Awesome benefits


    Big corporation, Roche is taking over

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      I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA)


      Interviewed for group leader position in GRED. Throughout the interview get a sinking feeling from HM that they’re not serious about my candidacy (i.e., wasting two full days of PTO). Months later understand why. They hired the wife of a senior leader in the exact same department. Lots of motivated people there but this comes with lots of ego. Scientists were talking over the candidate trying to score political points in the interview etc. HM rejected with boilerplate response giving no feedback. Overall the interview process is painfully long, especially if they’re just going to hire persons married to other group leaders.

      Lots of questions about past research projects.

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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 are perks and other benefits like at Genentech?

    ...I know some informatics interns that are working on a phd, they get $50 an hour) + 3k stipend for summer interns Free swag and a decent amount of free food around the office (cafeteria is not free but is slightly subsidized) Great company commute benefits (company bus, ferry, etc) Flexible in office work time (manager dependent) Everyone I've met is friendly and well educated...

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    Employees rate Genentech 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 3,175 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2023, 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, 80% of employees would recommend working at Genentech to a friend. This is based on 3,175 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

    69% 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.

    64% of employees think that Genentech has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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