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"8 month co-op"

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  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Current Intern - Intern in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There is freedom with what you do. However it is dependent on your manager

Cons

Rigid corporate structure. Hard to move up

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Was a dream come true until the merger."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Pipeline seems robust.

    Cons

    Roche merger has changed the culture from efficient, transparent & innovative to bureaucratic, stifling and rich in silo mentality. Company was patient driven and now is company prosperity driven.

    Advice to Management

    You missed your opportunity; the magic of Genentech is lost.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of promise, but no upper management vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting work
    - Committed people
    - Good benefits, although current FTEs complain they're going downhill

    Cons

    - Some Roche management is disconnected to the point of not acknowledging contractors' existence.
    -Roche management is too hierarchical. FTEs are "spanked" if they engage with anyone higher than their direct boss without permission.
    - Roche is hiring more and more contractors rather than invest in FTEs
    - Long-time employees are allowed to stagnate and underperform even if it causes chaos and dissatisfaction.
    - Roche management's idea of innovation is to cut costs and expect more.

    Advice to Management

    - If you're going to hire contractors as your workforce, utilize them!
    - Listen more and make real change without getting defensive.
    - Don't crush the innovation you acquired Genentech for.


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