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Helpful (2)

"Working at Genentech"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

High growth, lots of opportunities

Cons

Soft skills are very important here. Not being well-versed in soft skills can get you into trouble with politics. A lot of managers aren't very well-qualified as people managers. Business processes can be lacking or incomplete.

Advice to Management

Do a better job in hiring qualified people managers. Hold managers more accountable for their employee's performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Good Company, a lot of politics, and sure helps if you speak German and have a PhD."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Intelligent people.
    Great projects, pipeline and opportunities to collaborate with Roche and other partners.

    Cons

    Politics.
    Easier to come from the outside in then to be promoted in current position.
    It is big pharma now.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Operations is a nightmare"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Program Leader in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Program Leader in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some really great people.

    Cons

    Longtime GNE employees think very highly of themselves, are defensive about providing historical information and are not open to new ideas. Functional managers disregard contributors investment in a project and change assignments at will. The patients who supposedly are so important to the company would be appalled to see swag that comprises entire wardrobes of some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Roche merger is a good opportunity to get rid of dead wood.


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