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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is not always easy because most jobs require long hours (in 97 reviews)

  • Not a lot of opportunity for full-time offers post-internship (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Current employee"

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Mid level management can benefit from additional triankh

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, set goals for employees and revisit them quarterly!


  2. "Senior medical director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunity, global view and respect each other

    Cons

    Senior management too weak, not a fair place for career development

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Oncology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Great People, World Class Innovation, Great Benefits,

    Cons

    -You must fit a mold if you are going into sales. If you think outside of the box and want to go into sales, you will be better off somewhere else.
    - Sometimes Arrogance gets in the way of effectively deploying strategies.

    Genentech Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – Account Manager

    Thank you for leaving us a review. Together all of our people are working to address unmet medical needs. This mission is not attainable by one way of thinking and we greatly welcome the diversity of... More


  4. "Genentech Product Manufacturing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    company purpose and mission, employees, pay & benefits

    Cons

    big, slow and losing loads of US talent to competitors a lot since Swiss takeover


  5. "Operational Excellence Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    - Great Benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    - poor leadership, vision and mission. Not effective in selecting goals

    Advice to Management

    - Be more trasperent


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company that really valued its employees

    Cons

    SO pollitical...managers do whatever it takes to make sure their reps get promotions


  7. "GPTW, little career advancement opportunity for recent grads"

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    Former Employee - ORDP Analyst in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - ORDP Analyst in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GPTW. Great community and amenities like the gym

    Cons

    Not much career opportunities for recent college grads other than contract positions or rotational programs

    Advice to Management

    Will need to work harder on attracting millennial talent and how to leverage data to help Genentech's success

  8. Helpful (1)

    "If only all employers could be like this one"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture. Great benefits. The company really cares about making a difference in people's lives and always puts it's patients first.

    Cons

    Working on a global team (i.e. for Roche) at Genentech can be a little more difficult as SSF is not always keep at the forefront of people's minds.
    Senior management often does try to keep this in mind, however, it can feel like we are just an expensive site.

    Advice to Management

    Work with non-SSF based managers of SSF based employees to help them understand the need to focus on certain leadership commitments such as recognizing a job well done more frequently. Out of sight should not mean out of mind.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clear communications to employees
    Collaborative
    Everyone treats each other with respect
    Great perks, onsite gym, cafeterias have excellent food choices

    Cons

    No real cons to working here


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    The people, compensation, benefits, community ties and culture.

    Cons

    It's extremely expensive to live close to work. Many people commute long distances.

    Advice to Management

    Open satellite offices in other areas.

    Genentech Response

    Dec 22, 2017 – Account Manager

    Thank you for sharing your review. We are committed to fostering an environment where employees can make their best contribution to our mission of transforming patients’ lives. Working flexibly is... More


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