Genentech - Patriarchy and favortism | Glassdoor.ca
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    "Patriarchy and favortism"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with, offsite, ho-hos, and benefits.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, when that's night shift, you miss out on everything. Chair massages are taken by selfish day shifters who get one every time, the cafeteria is closed at night and they have minimal(sometimes ZERO ) options in the grab and go. They want people to always be working on projects despite NEVER giving "project management" classes. They'd rather you make something up that doesn't matter instead of not... having a project. Why do we have support groups if we're supposed to create all these "process improvements"??? If you're not liked by a person that management loves, you're SOL. I've seen good technicians quit after being harassed. Even when technicians go to HR with witness statements, the people they're reporting get off Scott free or worse, promoted! They preach about "the companies greatest asset is it's employees" unless you have a life crisis like a divorce or a loved one die. Then you're put on a PIP if you miss too much work. Because you don't actually matter. I've personally been made aware of a supervisor who has accrued, no less than, 6 HR reports about them. Most of which happened prior to being promoted to supervisor. Supervisors get sent on out of town "learning" trips for a week to 2 weeks on the company dime but they're always saying "no overtime!" This year they're taking shifts down to 3- 5 people per line to save money on holiday pay. Even if you're scheduled, you may not work. This is a company with great potential and we produce life saving meds, however, the LT is toxic and plays favorites like no other place I've ever worked. Even in the 6 years ive been here, it hasnt been this bad. There are technicians who haven't missed a day of work in a year for fear of exceeding on occurrences. Meanwhile, Sr. (Liked) technicians seem to be on vacay all the time in between promotions and HR complaints. DONT WORK HERE IF YOU CAN HELP IT. looking for a way out now.

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    Advice to Management

    Look at your people, REALLY look. Stop putting horrible human beings in positions of power.

    Genentech2019-11-05
  1. "Passionate, patient-centric, innovative organization"

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    Former Intern - MBA Finance Summer Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    - Incredible opportunity to learn about the end-to-end drug development process - Science-driven organization filled with curious people - Inclusive culture - Company cares about your well-being - Cool, impactful work that genuinely is focused on what's best for the patient - Super friendly people - Continual emphasis on internally developing its people

    Cons

    - Going through some organizational re-structuring, which has its natural pains

    Genentech2019-11-28
  2. "Evolving but still a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Current structure is evolving but lots of opportunity for advancement and promotion

    Cons

    Still a lot of unknowns about future structure and business strategy

    Genentech2019-12-03

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