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"Greatest place to work with some continuous improvement prospects."

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Current Employee - Supervisor in Oceanside, CA
Current Employee - Supervisor in Oceanside, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Career opportunities, benefits, ability to make a difference

Cons

Small company mentality, trying to operate as big company

Advice to Management

Hold middle management accountable for results. Leadership competecies can not be taught. You can not teach people to behave. Some managers continue to be managers even though they are not 'people' oriented. This is the proverbial 'worm in the apple'. This continues to be a great company, but the few 'worms' infect our culture daily. They are the blockers, naysers, the ones that can not and will not adapt to change. Performance management should work these people out of the system-or at least in positions that do not toxify the rest of the employees that enjoy the impact they make in the daily work they perform.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "A great place to work, can be political"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Data Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company's mission is real and lived every day: Our mission is to be the leading biotechnology company, using human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize biotherapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs. We commit ourselves to high standards of integrity in contributing to the best interests of patients, the medical profession, our employees and our communities, and to seeking significant returns to our stockholders, based on the continual pursuit of scientific and operational excellence.

    Cons

    This is a huge company and it is easy to get lost in the crowd. For most people that is probably fine but if you are seeking advancement and recognition, it can be difficult. It is sometimes hard to understand why the people that seem to be rising stars are doing so well as often there is nothing special about them. The environment can at times seem VERY political.

    Advice to Management

    The "true" senior leaders seem to have a clear sense of where we need to go and how to get there. That seems to get more muddy the farther down the leadership chain you go.


  2. "Bring back the innovation."

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

    Pros

    Very proud of the innovation of the Research in the company, and the overall mission.

    Cons

    You can't help but become another corporate America environment when you get so big and so successful in a short time. The business support units -- HR, CIT, CorpComm, could have been anywhere. Innovation stopped with the product.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure business promotions are fair, and watch out for the good ol boy network. You'll lose amazing people to your competition.

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