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"Treated Fairly for Working Hard"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Division Manager
Current Employee - Division Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech (More than 10 years)

Pros

Stress personal and professional development
Treated professionally
Technologically advanced in Pharma industry: Uses Mac computers, IPads and IPhones

Cons

Lay-offs
1 product focus per sales team
Job advancements based more on network than ability and skill set

Advice to Management

Look outside your franchise when hiring to expand depth and diversity of ideas/experience. There is alot of talent within the organization, including those recently laid off.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Low morale, but still helping patients!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair wages, great benefits -- you can feel good about yourself working here! Mid level managers still seem to care about what's going on.

    Cons

    It's a struggle. Rules are getting more stringent. More perks being taken away. Morale is suffering. Intensified feeling that senior management is either incompetent, doesn't care, or both. "Best places to work" billboard on 101 was put up the day after massive layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees. Read the comments on the intranet. This can still be a great place to work. Stop putting billboards up, especially when they feature someone you laid off the day before. Start promoting people based on merit, not politics.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Genentech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay for now.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Poor management. Dysfunctional environment. Favoritism is rampant. Substandard office space.

    Advice to Management

    Strong individual contributors do not make good managers.


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