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"Great Company to work and best city"

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Former Employee - Research Associate II
Former Employee - Research Associate II
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great Place to work and will enjoy working

Cons

nothing bad, some time too stressful

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Genentech experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual jean-wearing culture, smart team. Fair pay and good benefits, great work/life balance. Yes, to those who are wondering...should I apply for a job. Culture supports those with advanced degrees, yet lack experience (you know who you are :) and this is a door opener for those with degree or academic backgrounds.

    Cons

    Inward culture, sometimes misses the mark in reality of industry. Extremely difficult to get in without inside friend, family member; leadership tends to hire and promote those they know. Extremely competitive promotion culture...a saying from the game of thrones captures it well, you either win or lose.


  2. "Fall from 'Best Places to Work'"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Fully integrated biotech, meaning that you can move between jobs in sales, research, development, manufacturing and in support functions -- all in the same company
    + Promising drug pipeline

    Cons

    Many of the perqs that were omnipresent during the Avastin years are slowly dropping away, as Roche takes a firmer hand managing the compensation of the US (Genentech) staff. This is least apparent in Research; most apparent in the support functions (IT, HR, Legal, etc.). Be very wary of putting too much stock in the 'Best Places to Work' wins in 2008-2011 -- much has changed since then.

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