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"I have worked at worse and I have worked at better."

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Current Employee - Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Systems Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits is the number one pro. If you can hang in there the sabbatical is wonderful. The commuter programs and options are also very good.

Cons

Bonus money does not get distributed fairly. There is a re-org every four to six months. You spend a lot of time waiting for the other shoe to drop. Poor at recognition of those who do the work. Much of the management is inconsistent.

Advice to Management

Start recognizing your people publicly and financially.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I had an excellent experience working for Genentech"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Moorestown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Promotes work/life balance. Excellent compensation and benefits package. They really value employees.

    Cons

    Some evidence of favoritism with regard to getting promotions and opportunities.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Too good for its own downfall"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor

    Pros

    Best place to be for work, benefits surpasses the pay value and best location for a campus

    Cons

    They save money by hiring consultants and these consultants are never given respect on campus (they are not even eligible for t-shirts or minor activities on campus unlike most other companies), high time their work gets appreciated and commended to keep the spirit of Genentech alive for aspiring researchers. Its almost like a caste system if you are a consultant here.

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