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Updated 24 September, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be an issue sometimes" (in 105 reviews)

  • "Hard to convert from intern to full-time position" (in 84 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work environment, great and helpful team

    Cons

    moving from contract to full time is difficult


  2. "IT analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Genentech part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work life balance

    Cons

    Cost of living in the area

  3. "Giving back is engrained in the culture of Genentech"

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    Current Employee - Principal Business Operations Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Business Operations Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Saving lives with great medicines, opportunities to learn, Culture, People, Giving back, Work Life Balance, Autonomy

    Cons

    Risk averse, Big company issues, Slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for employees to grow, rotate, change jobs to keep the mind fresh


  4. "GRED"

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    Former Employee - CTL
    Former Employee - CTL

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Amazing healthcare and Rx coverage; remote work from home once a week; little travel; good food

    Cons

    Long hours/work weekends sometimes; clicks; hard to move up in clinic ops; MDs are not very experienced in clinical trials

    Advice to Management

    Stop kissing butt to move up


  5. "Global Clinical Trial Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, manager support, and study variety

    Cons

    Promotion freezes can last 1-3 years


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Big Changes Continues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great work, Work life balance good. Pay good

    Cons

    Management started to not be so transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to speak up and tell your peers and direct reports where things are really at. This is how people help people.


  7. "Statistical programming analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Systems Specialist II
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and benefits.

    Cons

    None to speak of


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Case Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, company cares about it's employees;

    Cons

    It has steadily declined since the Roche merger in 2009


  10. "Clinical operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, sabbaticals, work life balance, people

    Cons

    Challenging processes, diminished culture, inexperienced leadership

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced and capable leaders within SSF.


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