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"Still a great place to work"

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Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Genentech as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Culture, Management, People, Work Environment

Cons

Roche is changing the company

Advice to Management

Stick wwith the Genentech model

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Research career at Genentech is hierarchical, unappreciated, underpaid and a dead-end career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best in class for biotech research, top-scientist, ample resources available for research and very thorough evaluation of every project. Very data-oriented.

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities are extremely limited (almost non-existent) in research at Genentech. A research associate with a master's degree has never made to the "scientist" level. This kind of hierarchical structure and neglect for one's career outside of lab is hindering the talent.

    Advice to Management

    Researchers are not your slaves. Respect them, offer other career alternatives, promote from within and you will see the organization succeed. Genentech has dropped off the cliff in the "best companies in the US to work for" ranking. Roche influence is very obvious. Protect your original culture.

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