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Genentech Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2019

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Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
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Pros
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  • "Work life balance varies greatly depending on your function or manager(in 109 reviews)

  • "Food isn't free but it is discounted so not much of a con at all, difficult to find non-contract full-time position after internship(in 95 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr administrative assistant"

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    I worked at Genentech

    Pros

    great work environment, great and helpful team

    Cons

    moving from contract to full time is difficult

    Genentech2016-08-26
  2. "Great company, great benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Market Planning Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, mission, community, job opportunities

    Cons

    Commute, work-life balance, competition for open jobs,

    Genentech2019-09-23
  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - SFA 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. People. Food. Activities. Sabbatical

    Cons

    Diff culture in diff org

    Genentech2019-09-20
  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    I can not think of any Cons

    Genentech2019-09-16
  5. "Great work atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with work life balance

    Cons

    Laid back work culture, career progression is slower

    Genentech2019-09-15
  6. "Best Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    GNE offers a meaningful career. Its a company that takes its people as number one factor for success, for that reason, management focus on helping employees to the fullest, helping them grow as individuals and as employees.

    Cons

    Some favoritism has been identified in the past. Some employees have been promoted without deserving a promotion. Also people with most experience were let go in 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Value longevity of your employees.

    Genentech2019-09-10
  7. "The best biotech to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    The culture is the greatest

    Cons

    Now is in transition due to biosimilar

    Genentech2019-09-09
  8. "We do a lot of work and not paid enough"

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    Current Employee - Reimbursement Specialist 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    They do let contractors work from home.

    Cons

    The process to become permanent is extensive and they do not take in account the people who have been here for awhile. Positions are posted but sups and managers already know who they want for that position.

    Genentech2019-09-09
  9. "OK company, Great pay"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, most of the people are qualified to do their job. Lots of autonomy. A tip would be, get in with the in-crowd. You will go farther. Unless you are a African American or Hispanic.

    Cons

    Favoritism is high within the organization. Most of the people that get picked for projects are the managers favorites. Management sleeping with team members. Makes for a difficult work environment for others. Do not report anyone to compliance because everyone will know you did it and they will work on getting you out. Otherwise it’s a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the code of conduct. Too many flavors being done based on personal relationships. If sales teams numbers are low rules of engagement are expected to be broken.

    Genentech2019-09-23
  10. "For the manufacturing site"

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    Current Employee - Senior Bioprocess Technician 

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very good culture, mindset on making changes

    Cons

    slow on making the changes, slow developmental growth for an individual (especially for bioprocess technicians)

    Genentech2019-09-23
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