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"Benefits are good but leadership leaves much to be desired"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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

Excellent medical benefits
Culture is overall good

Cons

Management Arrogance
Lot's of talk, not a lot of action
Little opportunity for advancement
Lack of fairness in promotions
Clique's that include management affect individual advancement and promotions

Advice to Management

To much of management are buddies with staff. HR violations abound but if you are one of the 'buddies' you do not get called on it. Must start treating all staff equally. Must be able to make decisions and act on them.

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great company but watch out for the departmental microculture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    R&D power house.
    Very talented scientists and experienced colleagues.
    Friendly and laid back company culture.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities.
    Lack of management skills in upper management (R&D).
    Culture and work load differs a lot among departments/groups.
    Lack of fair rewarding/recognition system.

    Advice to Management

    Need more management training to scientific managers.
    Craft a fair rewarding system.
    Create a path for career development otherwise will face low retention of quality employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Genentech is still great"

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

    Pros

    collaborative culture, great products, generous rewards

    Cons

    complex global organization, uncertainty related to Roche merger, arrogance of long-time employees

    Advice to Management

    do not equate Operational Effectiveness with "cost cutting"

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