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"Two different cultures in one building"

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Former Contractor - Case Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Case Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Genentech as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

As a contractor the pay and the creature comforts where very generous, the locations is very nice.

Cons

Job security was awful, doesn't matter if you sign on for a year or two months the turnover for contractors was very high, within my first 90 days at least 6 contractors where let go.Now i've worked at places that use temps/contractors and your treated like your a regular worker but at GNE you are treated like a second class worker I would always hear perm workers talking bad about other temps in the break room. Going in as a temp just know its very hard to get a permanent position and all the cool perks and extras such as parties and gifts are for perms only. Only take a temp job for them if you really need it or have time to take a chance.

Advice to Management

Spending more developing new hirings, the turnover for contractors is too high. Create a positive environment that encourages growth and learning instead of an environment that is cutthroat and all about the numbers.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Great company for the science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best pipeline amongst all biotechs

    Cons

    Very poor management by Roche


  2. "Validation Engineer N5"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and people care about work

    Cons

    Lots of red tape in the organization

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