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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Good benefits; good culture; decent place to work for" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is lip service" (in 115 reviews)

  • "No work life balance because of the heavy work load" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • 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. "Technical Trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture and great people to work with

    Cons

    Fast pace environment but fun culture

  3. "Executive Therapeutic Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy as long as goals are hit.

    Cons

    Sales data reporting is extremely unfair.


  4. "QA Specialist 1"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    start-up feel with big company money

    Cons

    very lean, and expects results very quickly


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lean Culture. Overworked. Underpaid. Low Titles/Levels. Fast paced."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly competent and qualified peers. Gilead hires the best in the industry. Good benefits. You will learn more in 2 years than you will learn in 10 years working elsewhere. Exposure to valuable knowledge. RSUs. HR development programs. Great training. Well structured organization. Welcomes change. Good company to learn the job and industry.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Overworked - on average 10-12 hours per day. No WFH. No flexible business hours. Uncompetitive salaries. Promotion based on politics versus merit. Hard to move up or around.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a WFH policy. Promote Work-life balance. Promote on merit. Recalibrate your salaries and job levels to match the industry standards.


  6. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits; good culture; decent place to work for

    Cons

    Same as any large pharma


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Good Competition overall, including RSU

    Cons

    Bad culture, no work life balance, finger-pointing

  8. "Great company!!!"

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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

    Lean structure but employees really seem engaged and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Fast-paced but a fun work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Flexible work options would help


  9. "Review title"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Great pipeline

    Cons

    Data capture rate is poor. Very competitive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Only the Best"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company adheres to it's core values of being scientific, data driven and working towards creating value for patients.
    Innovative
    High levels off accountability from my experience.
    Generous with compensation in terms of stocks.

    Cons

    Average performance doesn't cut it.
    Fast paced environment - work life balance not ideal a lot of times.


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