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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Gilead Sciences President & CEO John Milligan
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork (in 40 reviews)

  • Great team of people to work with, good benefits, good work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a struggle (in 107 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of the heavy work load (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork

    Cons

    No plan to implement WFH Fridays

    Advice to Management

    WFH Fridays


  2. "Gilead"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    - Company Values
    - Company Culture
    - Improving Lives

    Cons

    I have no bad comments

  3. "MIXED OPINION"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good overall benefits - 401K, ESPP, HEALTH INSURANCE, COMMUTER PROGRAM

    Cons

    IT staff is very lean, constant juggle between multiple projects. Work life balance has no place. We hardly get a chance to use our allocated vacation days.


  4. "manager"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good culture, nice working enviroment

    Cons

    serious political issue, no good pipeline


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in San Dimas, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in San Dimas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They compensate well but for a reason.

    Cons

    Work hours and work load. Insane work hours, high turn over in management.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better skilled leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Requires Strong Work Ethic"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at this company is driven; Full of Type A Personalities. As a result, often times you'll see unprecedented productivity.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is terrible. I've been compelled to work on weekends or some nights in order to meet tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Company Culture NEEDS to change. Although there has been an effort, people are burning out after 2 years.


  7. "GSI FC- Senior Research Associate I"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to the lifecycle of small molecule development: pre-formulation to commercialization

    Cons

    Dominated by PhD employees so very difficult to reach upper management without one

  8. Helpful (3)

    "This is a company that you don't want to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The health insurance is okay.

    Cons

    It's under paid! It's under paid! A lot of political issues and no one cares about your performance. Your review will only depend on whether your manager has a good mood today.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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

    Salary, benefits, rewarded well for successes.

    Cons

    Growing pains from tremendous growth spurt.


  10. "Best work place I have ever had"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your voice is heard. Science-focused. Career development is given a lot of importance. I feel like what I do matters.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very close to median range. Lateral career moves could be easier. Employees are not allowed to attend scientific meetings unless they are at least AD level.

    Advice to Management

    Make some adjustments in salaries


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