Genentech - Used to be truly "In Business for Life" company... became "In Business for Roche" - sad, but true | Glassdoor
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"Used to be truly "In Business for Life" company... became "In Business for Roche" - sad, but true"

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Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Experience forking at Genentech, Inc (before Roche) is exciting and and intellectually stimulating
Once almighty Genentech used to be the best company in all aspects - culture, people, science, benefits.

Cons

Bad management? What makes people to become "bad managers"? May be it's the corporate culture that does the trick?
Still has smart people, but those who can are leaving...

Advice to Management

Leave the company alone. Let scientists do science. As if they gonna listen

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Great company, innovative, promote entreprenial spirit, work-life balance, fun and invested in patients. Great leadership. Excellent benefits. Great commuter options too!

    Cons

    Dont advocate for Working from Home unless exempt, difficult to move up in company due to high level of competition and difficult interview style(s).


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    "Collaborative and respectful environment"

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    Current Contractor - Clinical Trial Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Clinical Trial Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I left a company down the street (starts with an O, ends with an X) due to an overall lack of leadership, collaboration and respectful interactions. Genentech tops those criterium and then some!! The "everyone has a seat at the table" philosophy is strong and the payoff is apparent in every way. This company excels at all levels!!

    Cons

    The salaries aren't as competitive as I hoped for the Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!!! My interactions with my manager leave me feeling empowered and motivated. Others I speak with also comment on the autonomy and support they also receive from mgmt. Please continue to work on avenues for career growth for strong performers.

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