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"My Experience"

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Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Unfortunately, the old Genentech is gone!

Cons

Poor management, poor morale, not much hope for future

Advice to Management

Get a new management, more hands-on, preferably with more than a BA degree

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  2. "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

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