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"Fun company, but tough enviornment"

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Former Contractor - Compensation Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Compensation Consultant in South San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Exposure to an exciting company in a cutting edge industry. Lots of very smart and driven people. Great food options in the company cafeteria.

Cons

Pressure to work long hours, which is the expected norm. Not the most collegial environment. Finger pointing and assigning blame when things go wrong.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Intelligent, friendly, close-knit group"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone that I met was friendly, helpful, and very intelligent without fail. They are passionate about their work and go above and beyond the call of duty. An excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Like any large company, Genentech has its fair share of bureaucracy and red tape to navigate through. The managers are good though, and don't micromanage or act as roadblocks.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, but everybody's stressed out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    "In business for life", making a difference in patients' lives, fun co-workers, plenty of opportunity, great perks/benefits, booming business, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much work/ too little resources, tightening budgets, no communication regarding small layoffs, increasingly political landscape, nearly constant access to junk food(!).

    Advice to Management

    Don't lay people off in 2011 if you're planning on increasing headcount in 2012, 2013, and 2014!!!

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