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"Intense, but rewarding"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech full-time

Pros

Lots of support, great minds, lots of good people, extra amenities for employees, bus service, commuting incentives,

Cons

Being owned by roche, job security not always certain.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A less corporatey corporate environment."

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    • Senior Management
    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.

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