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Updated Dec 4, 2021

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Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day
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  • "I must acknowledge that the interview process with Gilead Sciences was the best that I have experienced thus far in my career(in 97 reviews)

  • "Gilead has been a great place to work with great benefits(in 96 reviews)

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  • "Your role determines your work life balance(in 181 reviews)

  • "Upper management decision is not transparent(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Freelancer

      It was a great career

      Sep 20, 2021 - Senior Vice President Operations in Haiku, HI
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      Pros

      Exciting, fast-paced, challenging work place. It was an excellent place to build a career

      Cons

      Intense and fast paced, some struggle to find work/life balance

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    2. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great company, some growing pains

      Aug 3, 2021 - Manager in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gilead is a great company to work for and offers a lot of opportunities, especially for someone beginning their career. My team was close-knit and I learned an immense amount and gained great connections. I supported multiple products, which was good experience because it allowed me to better understand the landscape and be more competitive for future jobs.

      Cons

      People are stretched thin and need to perform work outside their TA and expertise simply because there is no other option. As someone who was eager to learn and had few responsibilities outside of work, this was great experience but it would not be a good fit if you had hobbies or a family. Almost none of the women on my team had kids, although other teams had better work-life balance. As a contractor, you are not invited to company events and it can feel like you're a 2nd class citizen; contractors are treated better at my current company, where they are just seen as consultants who want to work part-time or perform the same position for multiple companies rather than full-time employees for whom the company is too stingy to pay for health insurance. We also lost out on some fantastic candidates because of this, and it promotes a non-inclusive environment since people with less experience are deliberately excluded. Broadly, the company is going through growing pains with the acquisitions and expansion into oncology. In my department, there was substantial reorg and they still haven't recovered from it over a year later.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Contractor

      Overall a great company with excellent leadership

      Dec 4, 2021 - Clinical Trial Manager in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well established company with robust processes and procedures along with an outstanding pipeline and great management.

      Cons

      Some employees report issues with compensation and work-life balance, but this did not apply as a contractor.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Gilead Sciences

      Oct 21, 2021 - Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity, upward mobility for some, products that help: unmet medical needs/people who truly need help and cannot find it elsewhere, strong benefits package.

      Cons

      Human Resources seems not to support employees, rather serves mostly to manage risk. Work life balance is not strong. Rely on consultants and temp employee too much.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Nov 29, 2021 - Bioinformatics Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great; base pay can be higher

      Cons

      Work life balance isn't good. Very lean organizational structure

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Nov 5, 2021 - Chemist II in San Dimas, CA
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      Pros

      Good benefits and great company to work for.

      Cons

      Work life balance is not great

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Growing, changing, dynamic company where you can make a difference

      Jun 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      Company is expanding with much larger pipeline, hiring rapidly, and expanding its global footprint. There is a lot of opportunity to move around, learn new things, and create new ways to get things done as we grow. Senior leaders are serious about D&I and supporting a healthy culture/ GPTW. Stock has upside.

      Cons

      It is not yet "settled" so can feel chaotic with a mix of older and newer processes and systems. It can be frustrating because it doesn't all link up seamlessly yet. This impacts work-life balance because things can take longer or seem more complicated than they should just because we don't have the scalable system or process sorted out.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place for those who want to make a difference in the lives of patients

      Aug 16, 2021 - Associate Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CEO is approachable with a great track record Great executive leadership with focus on employees Ability to make an impact No dull moment and always busy to make a difference

      Cons

      Work-life balance is hard to maintain

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Satisfaction group dependent

      Jul 7, 2021 - Senior Research Associate II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits were already good but have been expanded in recent years. 401k match has been increased and parental leave has increased in length and payment. Pet insurance was added as a benefit and so has surrogacy , IVF, and adoption.

      Cons

      Work life balance and job satisfaction is based on management chain and varies from group to group.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Great culture of open communication

      Sep 21, 2021 - Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is willing to discuss and help and wants to build friendly relationships.

      Cons

      Work-life balance can be a lot at times.

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