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"Used to be awesome"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Automation in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Automation in South San Francisco, CA
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Generous benefits including perks like awesome gym and great cafeterias.

Cons

Poor work-life balance. Competitive environment (instead of collaborative). It has become bogged down in the corporate, profit-driven structure that is Roche. It used to be science and patient driven (and wildly profitable to boot).

Advice to Management

Spin Genentech back off as a stand alone company and attempt to return it to its former glory.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely amazing place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone here is very friendly and smart and the benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    The campus is very large and takes a while to get used to the building numbers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Large Pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Still retaining some of the Genentech culture. Lot's of fun activities to show that the employer still cares about about the employees.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in your career. You get bogged down in your position the longer you have been there. Since it's Genentech they have tons of applicants for every position, it is a very competitive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Support jobs shares and rotations. Make that an accepting culture in not just a few department, but across the board.


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