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Helpful (2)

"Working at Genentech"

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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 (3)

    "Contract work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros of working here is that you get access to top talent and technologies. Everyone here is so incredibly smart that a lot of ideas can be casually developed if you establish good relationships.

    A lot of opportunities to learn and grow as well as get your foot in the door.

    Beautiful campus, a lot of convenient services like dining hall and shuttles

    An abundance of social opportunities hosted by the company.

    Cons

    Seems like your degree does have some weight in your career development. People with masters develop their careers on one track while scientist do so on another. I think its rare for masters students to jump onto the phd track. Not sure about this thought.

    Expectations are high and if you don't have the personality for it, the pressure could break you like an egg. Or a glass cup. Or a plastic chair for children.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and nice working environment. There are a lot of learning opportunities as well. The people that you work with are very bright and driven to succeed.

    Cons

    It is a global organization and can be complicated to navigate.

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