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Pros
  • Great benefits and innovative science (in 35 reviews)

  • Fast-paced environment with hardworking employees (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be improved (in 90 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance at all this is that old way of thinking mandated by the CEO (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great internship experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great company mission, great learning & development opportunities during the summer internship

    Cons

    In the Bay Area, this company can feel a little old fashioned compared to the startup environment and tech culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best Pharma companies!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - QC Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great facility, well run, very successful Pharma company, focused on small molecule.

    Cons

    Very rapid growth ran ahead of top level systems creation

    Advice to Management

    Don't be minimalistic. Bolster regulatory compliance.


  3. "Medical Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent products, good environment, famous global company power

    Cons

    Higher management needs to be coreected


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "PTP Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procure to Pay Analyst I in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Procure to Pay Analyst I in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, flexibility

    Cons

    micro managers, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Management should learn to communicate effectively with their subordinates and stop trying to micro manage. Also, it does not hurt to be a leader...practice what you preach.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Associate Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gilead develops, launches and sells products that help people. Good stock benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad, culture is bad, mid level to low senior level management treats people poorly



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