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"Valuable experience for any aspiring researcher"

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Former Intern - Research Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Research Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great name and great environment! The experience is invaluable on your resume! Managers allow you to be pretty independent with your project if you show them that you have the initiative and responsibility to carry yourself on your own in the lab.

Cons

Full-time positions are hard to come by but being contracted is a possibility if you make a good impression. Very hard to get an internship without an "in" or previous industry experience though...

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Good company, but has difficulty making decisions"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement and mobility around the world. Great benefits including paid sabatical after 6 years. Good people to work with in pretty much every department.

    Cons

    Lack of decision making ability can lead to going over decisions once they've been made and generally can be de-motivating to a project team. Large reliance on consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Train senior managers in decision making


  2. "mixed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very strong upper management; good products;

    Cons

    limited promotion oppotunities; early meetings are not uncommon

    Advice to Management

    global team, odd hours are stressful...

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