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postdoc in Genentech

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in South San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than a year

Pros

great reputation, unlimited resources, and working with talented people

Cons

It is very stressful working as a postdoc in Genentech. The stress is not necessary from the boss, but probably comes from the initiatives to do great work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    10+ years, and I will never leave

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    Current Employee - Director  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for. Despite the Roche acquisition in 2009, this is still a top science company and great place for working parents. The benefits are many and plentiful. Even after 10 years, I am amazed at how well Genentech treats its employees. There are many opportunities to move up or over. This is a highly ethical company.

    Cons

    It's large. You can get lost in the crowd. The bar for performance is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Quite the learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genentech as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    surrounded by top talent
    three weeks paid time off plus three weeks vacation
    stable
    gymnasium

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities for title promotion. You could be there for 20 years and only be promoted twice; there just aren't very many levels. There are plenty of opportunities for pay increases, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make time for feedback from lower-level employees; they often know about issues that are not obvious to upper mgmt

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