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"Not what it used to be..."

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Current Employee - Regulatory Associate in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Regulatory 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 5 years)

Pros

Making medicine that helps patients is a fulfilling thing to be a part of.

Potential for work-life balance still exists in some jobs.

Sabbaticals.

Cons

Overall compensation (smaller bonuses, discontinued employee stock plan) has gone down while workload has increased.

Many of the best people have left, and with them the culture of open discourse has deteriorated as well. The general vibe is more corporate and political.

After integration with Roche, employees are expected to get excited about working globally. What this means for most workers is longer hours for telecons with Europe, greater workload and greater complexity, more chaotic business process (our way vs. their way). Where's the upside? I'm not seeing it.

Management (in my experience...) look out for themselves. Training, onboarding, mentoring - all scarce. No one has time to discuss strategies in advance, but higher ups always find the time to scold on any missteps. No sense of collaboration.

Advice to Management

Have you noticed all those people who left? If the economy improves, many more of us will leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "research associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great projects
    challenging work
    learning opportunities and interesting people and ideas

    Cons

    poor promotion policy
    low pay for research with higher pay for other areas such as QA


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture of focussing on unmet needs, smart co-workers, great benefits (including on-site child care and slightly discounted cafeterias), and good career mobility

    Cons

    Fair number of layers of bureaucracy have developed over the last 5+ years and unclear if the success of pipeline can match the last 10 years of amazing history

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