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Updated August 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, Growth Opportunities (in 131 reviews)

  • Awesome company with great benefits (in 164 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not always easy because most jobs require long hours (in 94 reviews)

  • No opening full-time positions for contractors (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Intern Program is Quite Amazing!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as an intern

    Pros

    Work From Home, gRide, great campus, great food, nice people, good culture, good mission.

    Cons

    Very large, hard to know who does what, lots of meetings, not a lot of hiring for people straight out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Attract younger talent.


  2. "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Technician in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and great team!

    Cons

    Occasional fatigue from the nature of our work.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great life balance

    Cons

    Usually start as a contractor


  4. "Manufacturing Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, benefits, and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses for different sites are reflected by state-to-state cost of living.


  5. "Intern in D&C"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as an intern

    Pros

    I love it! Great culture, everyone here is amazing and happy to help

    Cons

    Genentech is a great place and I have not encountered a single con here.


  6. "Internship Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Sciences - Cell Culture in Vacaville, CA
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Sciences - Cell Culture in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as an intern

    Pros

    - Friendly, helpful people
    - Lots of health, recreational and career resources
    - Lots of opportunity for growth if you work hard

    Cons

    Can't think of any so far!


  7. "Great perks for contractors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Human Resources in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Human Resources in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - access to the gym
     - shuttles, commuter buses
     - great ethics

    Cons

    Not anything I can think of

  8. "xgdgdgfdg"

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    Current Employee - X-Ray Technologist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - X-Ray Technologist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    greats to be a great employer

    Cons

    no complaints good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  9. "Senior administrative assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Administrative Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Administrative Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid peer group, good perks

    Cons

    Expensive area to live in

    Advice to Management

    Management appreciates its employees and I couldn't offer any improvements


  10. "Awesome Company to Work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart People. Great Products. Strong patient focus. High ethical and moral standards.

    Cons

    Too many fun activities :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work.


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