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"Great first job out of college"

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Current Contractor - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Research Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

great company, good benefits, learn a lot

Cons

pigeon hole into one task, hard to move

Advice to Management

invest in contract workers more

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A less corporatey corporate environment."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genentech used to be a place with dogs, free expression, the CEO's well-known disdain for powerpoint presentations, and beers at 3pm. It was the world's most startuppy corporation. Since the Roche acquisition, those days are long gone, but Genentech is still a fantastic place to work in terms of benefits, thought leadership, and company focus.

    Cons

    Not many, really. Top pay. Smart people. Things can be pretty sucky if you're a contractor, but aside from that, I'd say the only downside is typical red tape and politics, which you'll find at any company.

    Advice to Management

    Push back harder on Roche's cost-cutting. Make Genentech fun again.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "This company is a great company to work for."

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    Current Contractor - QC Analyst in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - QC Analyst in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment. Great motivated people. Great places to eat. I live one hour away from this company and I highly appreciate the Genenbus. Without it, I would be wasting a lot of gas and harming the environment.

    Cons

    Too many inequalities between regular employees and contractors. Contractors can't go to socials which are suppose to bring employees together so they can bond. Wouldn't that make the company stronger? But no, contractors are not allowed to go.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better equality between regular employees and contractors.

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