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"Great place to grow and gain experience"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Administrative Associate in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Administrative Associate in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Recognition for a job well-done

Cons

At times, too much focus on non-business related celebrations... need to focus more on the business and work at hand.

Advice to Management

Keep up the recognition and awards incentive.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Fantastic company focused on providing novel biologic therapies."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't say enough about how dedicated the company is to developing it's employees.

    Cons

    It's a great place to work and the only con is that it can be hard to move up without moving to San Fran first.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain as much of the Legacy Genentech culture a possible


  2. "Summer Intern"

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

    I have been working at Genentech as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -phenomenal industry reputation/respect/recognition
    -as an intern, super helpful in opening doors at companies/firms for interviews
    -unbelievable networking opportunities...if you work hard and link up with the right people, great chance that you could land an interview for a Genentech job
    -very smart, very hardworking people
    -great mentoring for young professionals
    -gym is great
    -salary for full time positions is very hard to beat
    -cafeterias have excellent dining options (decent coffee)

    Cons

    -not in a vibrant area...you're essentially locked inside campus during the workday, which is mildly boring for the younger crowd
    -in my opinion, way too big. You'll run across several people a day that you may never again see again
    -not the best place for a young, new professional to work simply because it is challenging to meet people, internally, that are close to your age (under 30-40), have similar interests, etc. because it is such a competitive company, most people are highly accomplished and there are few, if any, recent college grads.
    -somewhat slow pace, with regard to how long it takes to get things done (probably because of the size of the company)

    Advice to Management

    Well, I would say foster incentives that encourage younger employees to join the company and network with other young, just-begun professionals. Tough to stick around if you can't create a vibrant social, non-work life.

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