Genentech Employee Reviews about "great benefits"
Updated Nov 22, 2021
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "The benefits are great and the perk are second to none such as the GenenBus." (in 530 reviews)
- "The people I work with are great and very inspiring." (in 373 reviews)
- "Great culture focus on patients and science" (in 248 reviews)
- "Good work life balance in general" (in 153 reviews)
- "good pay which is great considering the headhunters cut of the pay and the fact that I did not recieve benefits." (in 142 reviews)
- "Poor Management and too many veterans who are 'protected'" (in 109 reviews)
- "No great managers as before" (in 89 reviews)
- "People with only a few years (less than 5 yrs) of experience hold senior leadership positions." (in 48 reviews)
- "Lack of support by upper management" (in 38 reviews)
- "Some favoritism has been identified in the past." (in 34 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Great benefits but terrible culture and decision-makingAug 18, 2021 - Manager, Corporate RelationsRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Benefits are pretty great but not as great compared to large tech companies in the Bay Area. Focus on patients.
People cannot provide constructive feedback. Feedback is either completely destructive or non existent. Leadership lack vision and the ability to make decisions bc of the layers of hierarchy and analysis paralysis. Most people managers aren’t in those positions based on experience and/or potential but because they outlasted others. It’s so decentralized, you spend most of your day talking to 20 people to find the next 20 with some piece of the information you need. There’s a complete lack of process or efficient operations. The average tenure is 10+ years and not in a good way. People get comfortable and find ways to coast because they have institutional knowledge and that’s their currency. OR they’re completely overworked and scared that their group will go through “transformation”. The company talks about its commitment to diversity but won’t commit to hiring diverse talent. Genentech leans into hiring many contractors who work just as hard as full time blue badge employees and can’t get converted for years. There aren’t that many entry level talent. Why?Continue reading
- Former Contractor, less than 1 year★★★★★
Legal DeptApr 11, 2019 - Legal Administrative Assistant in South San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexible with working independently. Great work benefits and events to engage employees if you can get away from your desk.
Too many cliques already formed so hard to wedge your way through to get work done with the younger hires than the experienced ones. No room for growth in the position if there is no support from your team (which usually is the case where they don't want to lose you). Contractors are contractors for a prolonged time and hard to get hired on as Full time even if you do you great jobs.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great company perks, department sucksFeb 7, 2013 - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The benefits are great and the perk are second to none such as the GenenBus.
The vertical movement is slower than a turtle. A decade between movements.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
The people I work with are great and very inspiring.Jan 22, 2023 - Bionformatics Research AssistantRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The benefits are great and the perk are second to none such as the GenenBus
Poor Management and too many veterans who are 'protectedContinue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
AwesomeOct 14, 2020 - Senior Engineer in Sacramento, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefit and work balance is great
Poor management and promotion is not based on merit
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great place to start careerMar 8, 2023 - Co-Op in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great benefits and very collaborative
nothing significant, one of the greatest places to work for
- Former Contractor, more than 1 year★★★★★
Senior research associateApr 12, 2016 - Anonymous Contractor in South San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
good pay which is great considering the headhunters cut of the pay and the fact that I did not recieve benefits.
Treat contractors like second class citizens ...they are not invited to meetings, and are excluded from any company eventsContinue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Great pay, Great managers, Great benefitsMay 1, 2022 - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The benefits are great and the company really go the extra mile to show that they care about their employees. From free ferries to good health care the benefits here is first class. I feel very relaxed here and still doing top notch science.
Bad IT department. Loads of stupid HR trainings that don't mean anything. Just a complete waste of time.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Overall greatJan 25, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Sabbatical and other great benefits
too large, too much paperwork to get things done quickly.
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Great place to workFeb 4, 2022 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Genentech is a great place to work. I love the diversity and career development they offer. They have great benefits and perks that are really geared towards giving back to its employees.
There aren’t many down sides although there are a lot of layoffs as of lately