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"Genentech!! A great place to work if you've got what it takes"

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Current Employee - QA Specialist II in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - QA Specialist II in South San Francisco, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A lot of employee centric benefits, along with the chance of of working for a company that is very cutting edge. The company has a lot of potential for the future, and this is a great place to gain experience and to be able to include as part of my professional resume. This is a very friendly environment where employees are encouraged to network as well as take time off to be able to decompress. Every 6 years, a six week sabbatical is included to coincide with the 5 weeks of vacations that can be accrued for a total of 11 weeks off (that's nearly 3 months off in 1 year.

Cons

Unfortunately with the Roche buyout looming on the horizon, it is very hard to determine whether all the perks to which we are accustomed to will be available. we already know that there will be job cuts as part of the merger of Roche's business and Genentech's business. It is also a high intensity, very demanding work environment to which not every one can get accustomed to. Many individuals have taken a position here to only be either terminated, or quit voluntarily (or unvoluntarily) after a few short months. It is also very hard to get project pushed through as there is a lot of anxiety to introducing new ways of doing things that have worked just fine for years.

Advice to Management

Relax, and allow some way to introduce progress without undermining the current process

Other Employee Reviews for Genentech

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    "No place is perfect but this comes pretty close"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management will come talk to you. In most companies there is an strict trickling up of information via the manager only. This is not the case at Genentech. It is NOT stuffy like most big Pharma. Lots of fun activities. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Some managers can be extremely bad. If you get stuck with one of those....

    Advice to Management

    Don't let Roche destroy our culture


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    "Great company in most departments"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, tremendous spirit for accomplishment

    Cons

    Not all departments embody the company culture. Particularly in a certain part of the finance organization, the leadership clearly doesn't understand the people management aspect of the job. They are "out for themselves" and incapable or unwilling to foster a culture of professional development and mutual success. We often hear a lot about what it takes to be a good leader--but this group seems to be exempt and subsequently rewarded with promotions to more senior levels.

    Advice to Management

    Insist the culture be embraced by all departments and by all leaders. Do not promote those who cannot or will not be the "great manager" we are told we all deserve

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