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1 person found this helpful  

If you are going to work for a large company, its a great one.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Genentech full-time

Pros

Though a bit sterile, Genentech cares for its employees well with lots of benefits and competitive compensation.

Cons

They have meetings about having meetings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower employees to think like leaders.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depends on which department you work in

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, long list of benefits, some very smart co-workers

    Cons

    political correctness, extremely long hours all the time, burnt-out workers, little or no work-life balance; management either living in la-la land or just don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To quote my director: " If you don't have a solution, do not complain!" Do not dismiss worker complaint so easily. Do not start a witch-hunt when worker is already over-worked, under pressure or are unhappy. When workers complain; it's time to identify what's not working instead of asking workers to come up with solution to the cause of burn outs. Happy workers are productive workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work environment is more political than I expect

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Genentech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit, stock option is not good after being acquired by Roche

    Cons

    management was not impressive, SF is expensive

    Neutral Outlook
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