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"Good knowledge. Bad Pay."

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Current Employee - Engineer II in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer II in South San Francisco, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Creative minds, intellectual people. Great deal of knowledge is shared among groups. Working at Genentech is great learning experience. Flexibility of work hours, iphones and macs, lunch meetings, respectable people

Cons

Pays lower than most other companies. Promotions are really unfair. Top management keeps getting promoted every 12 months and get credit for everything whereas the people who really do the work struggle for promotions and pay raise. Bureaucracy is common throughout the company. While people don't get to go to conferences top management happily do team building event in Napa drinking all the wine they could. The big important impact making projects are given to the chosen few. Most of the projects are stretched and have no meaning ful

Advice to Management

Revise the promotion structure. Cut budget where it makes sense.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Their overall comp and benefits package is great.

    Cons

    Though management talked about being fair in promotions, my last three years there were marked by promotions (in my immediate department ) that seemed largely due to politics and people posturing. Eventually it just got tiresome to watch and experience .

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Your company attracts the best talent , don't lose them. Keep working on improving fairness in promotions and also perception.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overrated"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great products, bright people

    Cons

    Leadership is spotty. Significantly more internally bureaucratic than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your people are really doing. Some are working their tails off; others are running side businesses from their desks. Workload is extremely inconsistent.

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