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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated 18 February 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork (in 40 reviews)

  • Great team of people to work with, good benefits, good work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a struggle (in 107 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of the heavy work load (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Therapeutic Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Specialist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Specialist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are experienced, enjoy uncertainty and want to write the rules, this is the place you will enjoy and be able to make a difference

    Cons

    Working in this type of bio Pharma company, you have to be really flexible and adaptable, don’t expect sops and rules

    Advice to Management

    Keep on focusing on your mission


  2. "manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good culture, nice working enviroment

    Cons

    serious political issue, no good pipeline


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chemist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist in San Dimas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist in San Dimas, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They compensate well but for a reason.

    Cons

    Work hours and work load. Insane work hours, high turn over in management.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better skilled leadership


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a lot better."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Good pay relative to other jobs in the area and even in the country (Canada). Relocation benefits for new hires. Relatively young and diverse workforce.

    Stock awards, bonuses, RRSP/DPSP matching, excellent health plan.

    Good willingness to invest in human capital, such as training for employees in diverse subject areas.

    For the most part, a hardworking and competent workforce made up of good people.

    Cons

    Big disparity in benefits, pay, practices, quality of site resources, and attitude/culture from the main Foster City site.

    Site management could be very resistant to change and extremely reluctant to spend. This wasn't always the case but it seemed to be the norm.

    Often seemed to be a disrespectful or unprofessional attitude from some of site management towards lower-level employees. Lack of trust seemed obvious in policies and treatment.

    Sometimes inconsistent communication and practices, especially with regard to performance expectations/review, and promotions. Was told one thing, then experienced another. This happened a lot.

    On-site cafeteria was some of the most consistently bad food I've ever experienced.

    "Lean" work philosophy. This means that essentially everyone had multiple jobs and work-life balance could be difficult at times, though generally this was cyclical and not that bad.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees better. Start acting like the big company that Gilead is. Bring practices in line with the HQ in California and you will not only have happier people working for you, you'll attract more top quality candidates.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Requires Strong Work Ethic"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at this company is driven; Full of Type A Personalities. As a result, often times you'll see unprecedented productivity.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is terrible. I've been compelled to work on weekends or some nights in order to meet tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Company Culture NEEDS to change. Although there has been an effort, people are burning out after 2 years.


  7. "GSI FC- Senior Research Associate I"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to the lifecycle of small molecule development: pre-formulation to commercialization

    Cons

    Dominated by PhD employees so very difficult to reach upper management without one


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great leadership, teamwork

    Cons

    No plan to implement WFH Fridays

    Advice to Management

    WFH Fridays


  9. "Gilead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    - Company Values
    - Company Culture
    - Improving Lives

    Cons

    I have no bad comments


  10. "Great place to work..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Lots of cash to fund R&D

    Cons

    Middle management can be tricky


  11. Helpful (3)

    "This is a company that you don't want to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is okay.

    Cons

    It's under paid! It's under paid! A lot of political issues and no one cares about your performance. Your review will only depend on whether your manager has a good mood today.


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