Compare Genentech vs Amgen BETA

See how Amgen vs. Genentech compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Genentech

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Amgen

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1975 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 1855 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Genentech Ceo Alexander Hardy
82%
82%Alexander Hardy
CEO Approval
Amgen Ceo Robert A. Bradway
81%
81%Robert A. Bradway
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
63%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Post Doctoral Research Fellow1 Salaries
£36,556/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Regulatory Affairs Manager4 Salaries
£56,339/yr
Senior Manager2 Salaries
£98,267/yr
Senior Manager, IT2 Salaries
£68,107/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 231 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 201 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 202 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 198 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 111 reviews)
"Full time"(in 99 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 84 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 65 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Genentech full-time

Pros

- Opportunities whether you want them or not, both in terms of role development and getting your work out there. - Occasionally interesting problems to solve. - People are really great. ... Supportive and knowledgeable, they are the part that I will miss the most.

Cons

- My work was plagiarized by another department (used in an external poster, with publications pending likely) and I never received an apology or even acknowledgement for it, despite bringing it up... to Sr. Director level. - Severely undertitles its workers. Even within the Roche network, the work that I was doing would be Engineer work, rather than Research Associate. In most other companies, this would be somewhere around a Scientist level. - There's way too much variability in quality between people in certain essential, critical departments, such as Quality and Project Managers. This variability can make your project pleasurable or a living hell. Many members of a development team will not know what the other members do, so there will be a lot of assignment of work that is not within a specific purview. - Communication is always lacking, whether that means knowing how to, feeling like you're free to, or giving/receiving critique. It is just not there. - Offboarding process is nonexistent. I still don't know where my COBRA paperwork is. - Slow responding HR department that does not seem to actually read the questions you're asking. - Although it doesn't encourage it, poor work/life balance is not actively discouraged. Stop sending emails at 1 AM!

Advice to Management

Stop listening to MBAs and their stupid Six Sigma / 5S coke dream and actually listen to your own employees about how to best improve the department.

Current Employee - RAM

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

Pros

Great culture, team, management. Very enjoyable and rewarding place to work.

Cons

Can’t think of anything at all.

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