Genentech Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2021

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Genentech Chief Executive Officer Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
249 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, Amazing support from management(in 264 reviews)

  • "There are great benefits and work life balance(in 227 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance can be difficult at times especially during this pandemic(in 119 reviews)

  • "Consensus decision making can impair speed and innovation(in 72 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome

      Oct 27, 2020 - Project Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everything about the company is amazing. Great culture focus on patients and science

      Cons

      None at this time to note.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Na

      Jul 29, 2021 - Market Access Associate in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good, friendly, agile, motivating, growth

      Cons

      Pay, development, encouragement, promotion, trust

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Sr administrative assistant

      Aug 26, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work environment, great and helpful team

      Cons

      moving from contract to full time is difficult

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to work

      Jul 31, 2021 - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits (healthcare, 401k) and employee perks. Work with amazing people doing great science. Campus is amazing with wonderful ameneties

      Cons

      Advancement is difficult within the Research field, especially without a PhD. Organization seems too large for any feedback to make any great impact

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Portland site discriminatory & biased

      Jun 30, 2021 - Regional Foundation Specialist in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incentives to stay with the company, mission

      Cons

      My experience with the Genentech Patient Foundation was that if you don't mirror management you'll never have the chance to develop. The culture created in Portland is toxic and forces employees to assimilate into a culture that celebrates shining the spotlight on the mistakes of your peers rather than talking to them directly. They're big on diversity initiatives but they don't have a diversity problem, they have a development problem. Leadership does not reflect their frontline staff in terms of diversity and its not just about race. I noticed that if you're different than them, you basically don't fit in and will never fit in. They often cherry-pick who to micromanage and allow others to behave in ways that are offensive and not professional (from my experience white peers). Don't waste your time here, the pay and benefits are not worth being lead by management that clearly needs sensitivity training and who should be more accountable and micromanaged as they do to their staff. They often cover each other's backs when they slip and blame the employee. Overall a waste of time in terms of career development. You won't learn anything that will make you marketable for other roles besides having the name of the company on your resume.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing Work Place.

      Jul 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing work place. Great culture. Great mission. Always voted top company to work for.

      Cons

      There aren’t many cons. But one would be change fatigue due to constant change.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      SSR in Dev Sci

      Jul 27, 2021 - Senior Scientific Researcher in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture, value the people and their families. Many people leaving due to "greener pastures" in start-up.

      Cons

      lots of "transformations" in which the output and value is unclear. Change for change sake leads to low morale.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working at Genentech

      Jul 29, 2021 - Associate Health Economist in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture, Industry leaders in several therapeutic areas

      Cons

      Could to be more involved in employee development

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Amazing mission of patients and society first. Inspired to work here.

      Jul 26, 2021 - Executive Director - Finance in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing mission, working with inspiring colleagues in a collaborative environment

      Cons

      Ongoing Transformations create fatigue and loss of focus.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company Bad Politics

      Jul 29, 2021 - Administrative in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Industry to work in depending in what department or section of the company you are in. The company offers great Company Perks The work hours were great.

      Cons

      Office Politic Culture Lack Employee engagement And lack of authenticity when dealing with their employees.

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