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Updated 21 May 2018
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Gilead Sciences President & CEO John Milligan
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Great team of people to work with, good benefits, good work-life balance" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is lip service" (in 114 reviews)

  • "No work life balance because of the heavy work load" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting, empowering but demanding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    The fundamental purpose of the company is unquestionably good

    Cons

    Poor work / life balance is prevalent

    Advice to Management

    More staff and less bureaucracy required to prevent burn-out and negative perception


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Political, unpleasant atmosphere, cliques"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Contractor - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Gilead Sciences as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay for contracting, some people very nice, lovely location

    Cons

    Unpleasant atmosphere where everyone is in cliques and everything is political. If you fit into a clique you might be OK, but one tiny misstep and they turn on you very fast. Really hard to get promotions from what I saw too

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and see the politics and cliquishness.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Stable, but they put you in a box"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company stability, Interesting Science, Stock options

    Cons

    Lack of ability to see employee strengths and allow them to use those strengths
    Low pay per industry
    "We run lean" is company motto

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexibility with your employees
    Work life balance philosophy needs improving


  4. "Develop valuable medical project"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Manager in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best product in class, high salary and excellent benefits, science driven, excellent pipeline, top quality medical projects, innovative, challenging you everyday

    Cons

    No formal development path, challenging you everyday, flat organization, few therapeutic areas and so few opportunities to grow different experiences


  5. "A genuinely Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, Excellent facilities worldwide. Dedicated employees, great focused leadership team and most of all every employee is contributing in some way to help cure very sick people.

    Cons

    Not too many come to mind


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Training Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and location were excellent

    Cons

    Corporate culture was challenging to fit in


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Always an Outsider"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, etc. Free fruits, bagels and coffee.

    Cons

    No work balance, heavy workload. Team collaboration is not encouraged and management favoritism. Endless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Apply "Inclusion" to improve culture and fair treatment to every FTE and contractors.

  8. "Best work place I have ever had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Program Manager in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your voice is heard. Science-focused. Career development is given a lot of importance. I feel like what I do matters.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very close to median range. Lateral career moves could be easier. Employees are not allowed to attend scientific meetings unless they are at least AD level.

    Advice to Management

    Make some adjustments in salaries


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Too many politics, no growth for real hard working people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Foster City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good projects,Buses to work and Happy hour on Friday.

    Cons

    There are so many good people and bad people in senior management but to make good people do bad things, you just need a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Inclusion core value is not implemented properly.Promotion system is rigged.One of the main reason I think is cronyism. Only close friends of Senior management gets promotions and projects, without proper regard to their qualifications.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Money OK, too much politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has too much money

    Cons

    There are too much politics there. Difficult to work among different departments.

    Advice to Management

    better not to say it