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"Good company - bad politics"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people.
Great benefits.
Patients are priority.

Cons

Bad leadership who do not inspire, bad managers.
Manager based performances based on biased opinions from other people.
Management plays favoritism. Brown nosing is appreciated. Heavy politics. Do not practice what is preached.
Unfair treatment, promotions.
Penalize those who speak up.
Hard work is not recognized.
Lack of teamwork
Competition between team members; can't trust many.
In some cases, tolerate and keep difficult/incompetent employees.
No work/life balance.

Advice to Management

Train managers/directors to be more professional.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome and stimulating place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wealth of knowledge is amazing
    salaries are great
    resources

    Cons

    internal politics
    lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the Roche rerorg


  2. "Smart people, learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to go right after college to learn from awesome people.
    Opportunity for cross functional work if you put it on your development plan.

    Cons

    Some departments are overworked while others maintain a good work-life balance.
    Decision making seems slower after the Roche takeover.
    Some great managers but there are a slew of not so great ones.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you train and hire good managers.

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