Genentech Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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3.9
73%
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84%
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Genentech Chief Executive Officer Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
75 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is not a thing(in 114 reviews)

  • "I've been a contractor for more than three years and sadly we don't get all the benefits than full-time employees get(in 103 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Best Organization to be apart of"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive Pay Great benefits Awards Great Work life balance that promotes working from home team engagement events able to travel visibility a lot of development opportunities Be able to help others Our give back to the community events

    Cons

    I have none at this time.

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    Genentech2019-10-02

    Genentech Response

    October 18, 2019Sr. Client Strategist

    Thank you for your positive review! We’re happy to hear you enjoy working here and would like to thank you for being a part of our mission to bring breakthrough and transformative medicines to the patients who need them.

  2. "Good Culture"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    I feel the management really cares about employee.

    Cons

    There are many departments/divisions, which can make communication complicated.

    Genentech2020-05-24
  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Hard to move up in a big company

    Genentech2020-05-21
  4. "Forward thinking company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Iterates quickly, agile company, willing to try new things

    Cons

    Lots of change all the time

    Genentech2020-05-19
  5. "Best Place to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule, work life balance

    Cons

    Huge company hard to know everyone

    Genentech2020-05-17
  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Employees are taken care of

    Cons

    A company this big can sometimes move too slowly.

    Genentech2020-05-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focus on patients and good benefits

    Cons

    People are under leveled and under paid.

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    Genentech2020-05-18
  8. "Employee Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Company Culture is really good

    Cons

    Culture of company is Changing

    Genentech2020-05-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with good benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Process Engineer 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and has good potential for growth

    Cons

    Some managers really don't know well about their direct reports. Promotion often is at the discretion of the manager although you are very good at your work. Many times, the manager would prefer to give you excellent performance rating instead of promotion just because he doesn't want to promote you until another 1-2 years or he doesn't think that you are ready. They will not be able to retain good employees if they don't promote them timely.

    Genentech2020-05-02
  10. "Genentech Clinical Specialist"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Just an all around great company to work for.

    Cons

    Some things are done just for fluff

    Genentech2020-05-04
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