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October 12, 2020

What is health insurance like at Genentech?

Pros

Mission-driven progressive company division helping patients afford expensive genetically engineered medicines.

Cons

Access Solutions does not hire directly, they work through 3rd party staffing agencies for a significant portion of their overall workforce. You are a contract employee. The chances of getting hired on as an FTE are inflated during the hiring process. The staffing agency I worked for offered minimal benefits, no sick time, and the absolute minimum in healthcare as required by law. Working under these conditions with the uncertain hopes of getting hired as an FTE employee was stressful. Hypocritical and ironic that a biotech company inventing cures for critical disease states operates in this manner.

Advice to Management

At the very least vet staffing agencies to ensure all contract employees have access to affordable healthcare and some modicum of basic benefits. Better yet devote more resources to the hiring process and hire more non-contract employees.

The staffing agency I worked for offered minimal benefits, no sick time, and the absolute minimum in healthcare as required by law.

October 12, 2020

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March 23, 2019

Does Genentech pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Overall positive experience. Interns get to use the gym and ride the genentech bus.

Cons

Internship lacks structure . It would be nice to have more guidance for career development.

Interns get to use the gym and ride the genentech bus.

March 23, 2019

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October 21, 2020

Does Genentech offer housing assistance?

Pros

Really well supported intern program and main resources available to access.

Cons

Relocation offer could be higher or have corporate housing.

Relocation offer could be higher or have corporate housing.

October 21, 2020

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September 15, 2018

What is the retirement plan like at Genentech?

Pros

Awesome working environment, competitive benefits including great gym, free shuttle, very good 401k matching, competitive pay across other similar company/group

Cons

Lots of senior managers that don't work on things, and promotion opportunity is slim due to that.

Awesome working environment, competitive benefits including great gym, free shuttle, very good 401k matching, competitive pay across other similar company/group

September 15, 2018

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July 6, 2019

Does Genentech have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

The work you get to do has a great purpose and you improve patients lives. Challenging work, learn something new every day, great managers, and culture. Sabbatical, concert, ho-ho, and buses, brand new gym. Great work life balance

Cons

Difficult to move up

Advice to Management

Stop outsourcing careers to cheaper locations, we need the talent here in SSF

Sabbatical, concert, ho-ho, and buses, brand new gym.

July 6, 2019

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