Gilead Sciences - Good fit for self-motivated, performance driven, get it done individuals that do not need pats on the back | Glassdoor
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Helpful (4)

"Good fit for self-motivated, performance driven, get it done individuals that do not need pats on the back"

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Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Compensation is respectable; Pay for performance
Very defined culture (it is either for you or not)
Very smart peers/colleagues so you can learn a lot here
Job Security- great pipeline and company is growing faster than infrastructure can accommodate
Company value and therefore total compensation

Cons

Low rewards/recognition
Must prepared to work a lot of hours
Everyone is doing the job of 2 people
Lots of turnover

Advice to Management

Keep making smart decisions for the organization.

Other Employee Reviews for Gilead Sciences

  1. Helpful (4)

    "stressful environment and no appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Successful products and good pipeline. Multi-task culture so always working on some projects. Neat campus and good location.

    Cons

    Changing project frequently w/o clear instruction. Heavy workloads demand overtime. Nobody cares if you work hard in lab and get the work done. People are more interested in generating bunch of schemes and tables to attract sight from managers. No clear channel for communication, seems everybody is in the middle of something. If you want a balance of work and family, it is not the right place.

    Advice to Management

    First resource of a company is people. This industry is very competitive, giving some free space for people to thrive. Appreciate creativity from experienced person.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "High Pressure, Good Experience, Disfunctional Managment"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience, fast-paced, most people around you are very motivated.

    Cons

    High level of disparity in the way management treats employees. No rhyme or reason to promotion process. Lots of politics. High level of burnout/turnover and complaining around you constantly which is demotivating. Most people do the job of 1.5-2 employees as the company prides itself in being "lean". Company spends very little on keeping employees happy.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to respect employees equally. Managers need to be trained together so they behave cohesively as a group. Level of politics need to decrease in order for people to stay.

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