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"Bad manager"

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Former Employee - Manager in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Foster City, CA
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good ESPP, 401K plan, backup care benefits- nice location, club fitness available, bagels on Wed.

Cons

People who have been working for the company for 8-10 years are usually in a position of power and tend to abuse their direct reports. These managers spend their time at the gym, pretending to work, bragging about their stock options and RSUs - how much they have in their bank account. Toxic environment for someone who is a hard worker and ambitious...very discouraging...

Advice to Management

Work on keeping good managers - ask the rights questions to your employees about their working environment and their managers's behavior. Do some clean up - also, keep in mind that people are scared of losing their jobs, so whatever you do has to be done correctly- not just a survey every 3 years or a 360 peer review, BUT a skip level or one on one with HR.

Other Employee Reviews for Gilead Sciences

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Convert contractors.."

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    Current Contractor - Enterprise Service Desk in Redwood City, CA
    Current Contractor - Enterprise Service Desk in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get along with colleagues.

    Cons

    Everyone is a contractor. Impossible to become a full time employee.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Top-down, dictatorial practices"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Research Associate in Foster City, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Research Associate in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, and subsidized cafeteria.

    Cons

    Disorganized, too busy to help new employees, inadequate resources to get work done. Byzantine procedures. Management is operating in crisis mode, issuing blanket orders that can't be implemented without huge delays in lab chemists being able to get work done. Very poor compensation and treatment of contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Work in partnership with lower level employees to find workable solutions. Make practices easier to follow and more efficient.

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