Genentech - Still one of the places to be even if some of the magic is lost | Glassdoor
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"Still one of the places to be even if some of the magic is lost"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

A place that values individuality and cares about the patient and employee. Culture and benefits are pretty good. Lots of room for growth.

Cons

Everything used to be better. Roche is slowly killing what made Genentech so special. I'm not as happy as I used to be.

Advice to Management

Fight the Roche penny pinching and bring the fun culture back

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Many pros, significant cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, cafeteria, holiday parties were great. Unlimited resources to do science.

    Cons

    No career ladder or chance or move up. Scientists hired on the basis of prestigious publications not actual disease relevant research experience. Large egos hinder real progress. As an RA, I was told that I was not there to think, but only to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge that everyone has something of value to contribute. Great ideas don't only come from Senior VPs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Better than some, worse than others. Roche culture is hurting GNE culture and morale"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Opportunities to learn skills that will help you market yourself
    Lot's of food
    Lot's of parties
    Six week sabbatical every 6 years for regular employees

    Cons

    Very political
    Little to no opportunities for growth
    Little to no opportunities for advancement
    Competitive to the point of back stabbing
    Morale is at its lowest in years

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, there are way too many secrets causing a huge lack of trust and respect
    Stop treating people like 'resources'

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