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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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54%
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59%
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Daniel O’Day
10 Ratings
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  • "can challenge work life balance(in 122 reviews)

  • "Upper management set with approaches that were more suitable for when the company was much smaller(in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A company with an inspiring mission and incredible track record of developing products that transform patients lives and impact public health.

    Cons

    Going through a period of organisational and senior management change having not seen its strongest period of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on good people management and development opportunities for staff. Less of a focus on inclusion initiatives that achieve the opposite.

    Gilead Sciences2019-03-03
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Cleaner in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing company with great people

    Cons

    None so far. Work hard and you will be fine

    Gilead Sciences2019-01-23
  3. "Dynamic, fast-moving company, lots to learn"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition, Human Resources in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fast-paced, driven by results, good team spirit, new flexible working policy - GFlex - allows employees to agree with Manager better work life balance, home working, flexi-hours, good communication etc.

    Cons

    Things can change quickly dependent on business needs i.e. volume of roles, strategic direction, structure - great for agile team mates wanting development and challenge, frustrating for others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote flexible working policy and keep up the communications such as All-Hands meetings, regular internal blogs and Team Town Hall, it's great to find out all the things that are going on in this exciting company!

    Gilead Sciences2019-06-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cliques"

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    Current Employee - PVE in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with some amazing people, unfortunately those in senior leadership positions make promotion decisions based on what suits them and their friends. Undoing all the 'team building' by shafting everyone who has been working hard for years by promoting those who haven't been there into positions they're hopelessly unqualified for.

    Cons

    Very definite cliques with senior managers/ directors/ exexecutive directors.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions based on merit, not who you think your friends are. You'll be left with all your 'friends', but no one who actually does any of the work - or thinking.

    Gilead Sciences2019-04-28
  5. "IT director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company making a real difference in the world and flexibility

    Cons

    Company has grown but not matured with it, also pay favours new joiners over existing promoted staff

    Advice to Management

    Look at maturing process and culture for company size. Not a small biotech anymore

    Gilead Sciences2019-04-23
  6. "Dynamic and fast"

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    focus on outcomes. Awesome place to work

    Cons

    Consistently high paced Enivironment. can challenge work life balance

    Gilead Sciences2018-11-03
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Management by fear"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay was good but now other companies are at the same level or above. Otherwise this is a dying behemoth, at least when it comes to the infectious disease departement.

    Cons

    No control of managers, the company is so lean that a bad manager can go on a bullying rampage and upper management don ' t hear the screams of agony. This makes the talants to leave and the rest to linger in fear and demotivation.

    Advice to Management

    People don't leave bad conpanies, they leave bad managers.

    Gilead Sciences2018-09-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Trial Manager Associate - Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Clinical Trial Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences for more than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to develop and meet new people

    Cons

    Rare opportunities for promotions and difficult managers

    Gilead Sciences2018-08-26
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Loss of culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    A company with the most intelligent and diverse background professionals.

    Cons

    In the last 5 years the company has grown too much, they could not keep the collaborative and innovative culture on the way of growth. No recognition. Very little owed and earned respect.

    Gilead Sciences2018-07-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lean, maybe too lean"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Small company mentality big pharma budgets. Opportunity to have real impact

    Cons

    At times it just feels like being short staffed

    Gilead Sciences2018-07-03
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