Genentech - Old glory. Used to be an amazingly great company. Now, it's just a good company | Glassdoor
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"Old glory. Used to be an amazingly great company. Now, it's just a good company"

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Current Employee - Manager, IT in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager, IT in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Work-life balance
Personal Excellence Program
Company buses to several regions in bayarea

Cons

Too many politics. No focus on patients or customers. Everybody is for their own. Too depressed staff due to several rounds of reorganization.

Advice to Management

Get a grip. Saving money isn't everything. Provide value to business by innovation. In the business we are in, saving a few dollars isn't going to make a difference compared to the immense potential new investments can make.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Great company with a great pipeline but culture has changed"

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, innovation, career advancement and diverse work environment

    Cons

    Large company = More bureacracy, culture is more corporate and less fun since Roche integration, not too many positions with modified work schedules or "work at home" options

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with the vision and pipeline but always remember Genentech's roots.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, focus on patients and well-being of the employees. Work-life balance is rest assured unless you work on tech transfer projects. Opportunity to grow in the company is massive, especially after Roche took over

    Cons

    Unless you are in research and development, there is not much autonomy given. If you are persuasive enough, you can be granted side projects, which makes work would be much more interesting. As the company becomes bigger, bureaucracy is increasing.

    Advice to Management

    To perform more rigorous talent review and rewards those who truly add value

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