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"Great expereince working with great people!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Human Resources in South San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Human Resources in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I've worked at Genentech intermittently as a contractor after being there for many years as an employee. Yes, things have changed over the years, but overall it's still a great place to work with many perks.

Cons

It has the challenges of most large organizations now - additional bureaucracy, harder to navigate, but overall, it continues to be a great experience.

Advice to Management

Continue to empower employees and attend to culture!

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    High-performance culture
    Company cares about its employees and patients
    Promotes diversity and inclusion more than any employer I have ever worked for

    Cons

    A lot of unneccessary bureaucracy especially when dealing with corporate functions
    Less altruistic since Roche took over
    Difficult to move up from within.

    Advice to Management

    Change HR practices that make it difficult for people to move up as quickly from within. So many people leave and then come back, getting hired at a salary and level they would have had to wait years to achieve from within.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Strong company going downhill"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of stability and a plethora of perks and benefits to being employed there. Definitely some cool people. A huge name in their field and a traditionally strong company.

    Cons

    Upon getting bought out by Roche in 2009/2010, the companies values shifted considerable. There was a huge amount of change and scaling back of company benefits. The workplace got much more rigid, formal and unfriendly.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-manage your employees less and listen to your employees.


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