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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Good benefits; good culture; decent place to work for" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "can challenge work life balance" (in 117 reviews)

  • "No work life balance because of the heavy work load" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Process Safety Intern"

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

    Pros

    Bright people, great group communication

    Cons

    Seemed hard to progress through the ranks

  3. "Clinical Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunity, challenge, growth, prioritization

    Cons

    Extremely lean, political, favoritism, work life balance is nonexistent


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Potential does not equal execution"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Well funded
    Great facilities to work in (modern)
    Competitive salaries
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic
    Too many levels to engage to get projects started
    Poor planning
    Firefighting mentality

    Advice to Management

    The business model would be more effectively executed if any planning were instituted. I have yet to see a 1,3,5 year plan at this company over the past 5 years


  5. "Machine Learning Research Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good data sources in public health area

    Cons

    Not competitive salary compared to tech firms


  6. "statisticians"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    interesting projects; fast learning; good coworkers

    Cons

    scope can be too broad; have to do many logistics work


  7. "Senior Financial Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, growing Company

    Cons

    Hard to rotate into new roles to promote growth

  8. "Specially Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - TSR in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - TSR in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and culture and money

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Be fare and equal with all division


  9. "San Dimas Facility"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great products, great mission, wonderful people.

    Cons

    Challenging environment and sometimes unrealistic expectations.


  10. "Senior Therapeutic Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    History of research and development

    Cons

    Current instability with senior leadership


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