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"Great colleagues, reasonable work requirements"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • 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. "A "casually intense" workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliantly educated minds in business, finance and science
    Casual attire with an intense passion for the patients
    Great perks for all levels
    Rotational programs, tuition reimbursements, they really want to develop strong employees
    Great pay (at least for an intern)

    Cons

    Some departments (finance) can be a bit up-tight about things like dress and behavior
    A fair amount of politicking, especially among managers.
    Frivolously spend money on perks which are designed to "boost morale"

    Advice to Management

    Trust your interns with substantial projects - compiling spreadsheets is fine, but don't micromanage us the whole time.

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