Genentech - Great company, just need to get rid of middle management and re-visit what made the company great in the first place. | Glassdoor
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"Great company, just need to get rid of middle management and re-visit what made the company great in the first place."

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Current Employee - Master Technician in Oceanside, CA
Current Employee - Master Technician in Oceanside, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Exellent benefits and decent work life balance as a technician.

Cons

New culture being created at the company is much more corporate, as opposed to the small company feel that made Genentech a great place to work 5 years ago. With the current downsizing and push to lean manufacturing, people are becoming more vital to the success of the company. This is normally a good thing, but it does not allow professional growth since the company cannot afford to lose an individual in their current position. Most companies will promote you as you succeed, while here you are applauded for your success, but asked to remain in the current role to help grow the company.

Advice to Management

Be open, honest and timely with your communication. Don't always look at the short term loss, but rather keep an eye out for long-term potential

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "great, awesome, inspiring"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, wonderful atmosphere, inspiring, energetic and rewarding

    Cons

    Work hours, location, commute, cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Remote centers, motivate employees to collaborate


  2. "Research struggles to provide work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genentech has great benefits, significant resources to solve scientific problems, some very bright people. They are tackling some very exciting scientific issues: from new armed antibody technologies, to understanding cell cycle, to their cancer genome project, to the multipronged anti-angiogensis approach, there are some great senior scientists.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't respect the rank and file in research. Research management shows a lack of respect for work-life-balance. Few opportunities for merit-based promotion for entry level, even senior RAs. They tend to hire outside instead of promote.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time understanding individual contributor's motivations, how they do their job, and involve them in decision making processes. Consider replacing the head of research to send a different message to employees

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