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"Great place to work and expand your career"

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Former Employee - IT in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - IT in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Cutting edge science. Great growth opportunities and great company perks.

Cons

Roches acquisition of Genentech has changed the culture somewhat, but still a great place to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Systems in place do not allow employees to accomplish the goals and mission statement of the company"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Control in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great science and products, both on the market and in the pipeline. honorable mission statement and focus on patients. great facilities and infrastructure: nice offices, cafeteria, shuttles, etc.

    Cons

    compensation and benefits are reasonable, but not as competitive as they'd let you believe...departmental differences are vast; some departments are paid much better than others, though the job levels/responsibilities are similar...terrible politics and bureaucracy inhibits even the "best" employees in performing their job well; constantly having to jump through hoops to accomplish goals. however, those who play the games well and know how to manipulate management shine and are recognized on a daily basis. people learn to just do "enough" to get by, and become complacent.

    senior management is inefficient and ineffective in policy making and decisions, and often extremely out-of-touch of the group dynamic of their group. publicly, they praise the spirit of collaboration, when in fact, people are incredibly selfish and always trying to hide information to cover their behind. very little developmental opportunities, unless you get lucky with a great manager...

    Advice to Management

    managers should be required to take training courses on managing people before becoming a manager. individual contributors who performs a job well may not be a good people/project manager. have more candid conversations with those "in the trenches," and not just listen to those closest to you. most of all, listen to feedback, both positive and negative, and take actions accordingly; you are in a position of authority to reward hard work, but to also address issues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "gRED is great."

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

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of stretch tasks available for development even if a contactor. Must be willing to see opportunities.

    Cons

    Not a lot of FTE openings

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping talented contractors

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