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"Awesome, but stay focused!"

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

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

Pros

GREAT experience, lot's of fun and challenging. People stay extremely spportive and really want you to do your best.
People around you are all very smart.

Cons

People expect a lot from you and you really need to be focused the entire time, despite goodies and distractions. They are generally passive aggressive, so you should be aware that if you haven't met expectations, management be very unhappy with you, even if they won't say it explicitly.

Advice to Management

Good Job, means "Good Job", not see you later!

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pay for Performance is a Joke"

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

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

    Pros

    gRide program allows you to be productive on WiFi enabled buses and arrive at work without the stress of driving in Bay area traffic

    Cons

    The company has less than 3% merit increase budget which does not even keep up with ithe cost of living in the Bay area. Genentech does calibration on a curve and force fits employee performance ratings so it is difficult to be

    Advice to Management

    Allow line managers to participate in the calibration process rather than senior management just force fitting everyone's performance ratings to meet their less than adequate budget in a vaccum. Revise your performance management and compensation system to actually reward performance.


  2. "Revolutionary science helps patients."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPM in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SPM in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright colleagues and corporate mission

    Cons

    Mature company is not currently in growth phase

    Advice to Management

    Leadership clearly embraces values and effectively motivates employees

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