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"Many pros, significant cons"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. 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'


  2. Helpful (1)

    "10+ years, and I will never leave"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for. Despite the Roche acquisition in 2009, this is still a top science company and great place for working parents. The benefits are many and plentiful. Even after 10 years, I am amazed at how well Genentech treats its employees. There are many opportunities to move up or over. This is a highly ethical company.

    Cons

    It's large. You can get lost in the crowd. The bar for performance is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

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