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"Great place to work"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Planning Lead in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Planning Lead in South San Francisco, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Employees who are committed to their work and to the company's objectives, management generally supports work-life balance, excellent catering and cafeteria,

Cons

1) Middle management and leadership are poorly trained and are not prepared for their roles
2) A culture that does not support telecommuting opportunities

Advice to Management

Train your management-track employees! Tenure does not equal talent. Please consider telecommuting as an option, especially for folks working in the Commercial division (as this is an area that lends itself nicely to a telecommuting format)/

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Working at Genentech can be an amazing experience, if you have sales experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture there is great. Everyone is very friendly, and they foster a very academic environment which encourages alternative viewpoints and constructive feedback. The hours were also very flexible and I was allowed to work at home when I needed to. Also my manager was very tuned into my professional development and took an active interest in helping me prepare for my next job.

    Cons

    The problem with Genentech is that if you are not a scientist or if you don't have a deep sales background (or willing to go out in the field and get one) your career potential there is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to y our employees and try to be more approachable on campus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for high-intensity high-productivity work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genentech boasts an outstanding scientific community with most scientists rivaling assistant professors in their field. Postdocs are given free reign to explore any aspect of biology as they would in an academic lab, but without the funding restraints of limited NIH budgets. The depth of scientific experience among the ranks of scientists is impressive and drives highly efficient research science.

    Cons

    Management expects long hours from research, very little of the warm and fuzzy attitude projected in other departments makes its way into the labs. The rapid expansion of the company also seems to have outstripped some logistic capacity. One alarming trend is the employment of experienced PhDs as "senior research associates", a position with no apparent career path.

    Advice to Management

    Scientists need more training as managers. Some of the new scientists are ill-equipped to run labs without some guidelines.

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