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"Great colleagues, reasonable work requirements"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Computational Biologist in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Computational Biologist in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Working with lots of clever people makes things more fun and interesting
Successfully producing new drugs that help people makes work fulfilling
The work life balance is very reasonable so long as you are efficient at getting your work done
Management really cares about employees and wants us to be happy

Cons

Flat structure makes it hard to be promoted in more than name
Not a great location for living close to work, everyone just about has some sort of commute

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Roche is destroying its culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Writer in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Writer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still has great benefits, nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too much Roche influence and control. Too much bureaucracy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work, but with a big company comes big responsibilities!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    experts all around you
    provide room to grow
    plenty of resources available
    good (not great) pay
    benefits are amazing

    Cons

    attracts snobbish personalities
    stress level can get high
    academic goals not promoted (unless co-op or intern)
    Mistreatment of temps

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is wonderful! But please keep an eye and discipline those scientists that mistreat there RA's and lack communication skills.


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