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"Used to be great, now just ordinary."

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Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

GNE does good science and has innovative products that make a difference in patients' lives.

Cons

Lots of cost-cutting in recent years. More work but significant drop in headcount means people are getting burned out and leaving.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A good company undergoing change"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, benefits, and co-workers. The company is stable with many commercial and clinical products. There are so many opportunities to make an impact it is breathtaking.

    Cons

    There is so much work to do and so few resources with which to do it. Management seems to be changing and getting more political. Decisions seem to have more to do with profit than with good science, which is a disappointing change from the past.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs more people who can work with people as well as science & technology. One element or the other is not enough.


  2. "Changes afoot in R&D..."

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    Former Contractor - Global Studies Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Global Studies Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor

    Pros

    Great name and benefits...if you're lucky enough to become a FTE. Contractor pay is great but they can get rid of you very easily.

    Cons

    Contractors were being hired in clinical management while the department re-orgs. A lot of the FTE staff were leaving for Gilead and other Bay Area biotechs.

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