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"How will Genentech fare in the future?"

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

-You're working for a great cause.
- Very collegiate atmosphere.
- Employees given perks that align with good economic times in the bay area.
- Educational events for their latest innovations.
Child care services on site.

Cons

- A bit too political.
- A bit of arrogance on behalf of GI (Genentec Informatics - IT) management.
- Immature leadership at the first level management.
- Punitive environment for speaking up.
- Strong direction in leadership roles is not rewarded.
- Roche is considered a 'close', locked down environment. Genentech, on the other hand is open to access ideas and data. I'm concerned Genentech may lose this type of information sharing as they integrate with Roche.

Advice to Management

Hire permanent employees for leadership roles. Open door policies should be better embraced. You're on the right track with regards to keeping your employees engaged and excited over your latest drug innovations. I'm not sure what the future holds for Genentech when they are fully integrated into Roche, but I would encourage you maintain an open environment where brilliant minds can share their ideas. That's what gives Genentech their leading edge.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. "Genentech Project Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company provides good salaries, support, and a comfortable workplace. This was true when I was there until 2008. Things may be different under Roche.

    Cons

    Due to its size, tasks are specialized and initiative is constrained by a corporate culture requiring consensus. Meetings dominate the work day.

    Advice to Management

    A less formal atmosphere (e.g., severely constraining standard operating procedures) would go a long way toward boosting creativity and productivity.


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    "Big Pharma to bigger pharma"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits
    Diversity of people
    Smart and talented employee base
    Challenging work
    Mission of the company

    Cons

    Has become very bureaucratic and political
    Hard to move up in the organization
    Fairness in promotions is an issue

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more accountability for developing people.

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