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Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated 7 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company mission and great benefits (in 38 reviews)

  • Good benefits and potential for growth (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a struggle (in 101 reviews)

  • No work life balance because of the heavy work load (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Therapeutic Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Therapeutic Specialist in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Therapeutic Specialist in Mississauga, ON

    Pros

    Salary, stock, car, fairly independent

    Cons

    Pressure, culture, people in managerial roles, treated like a mushroom-fed crap and kept in the dark

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent


  2. "Money OK, too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has too much money

    Cons

    There are too much politics there. Difficult to work among different departments.

    Advice to Management

    better not to say it


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Medical Scientist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Medical Scientist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great medical team, lots of opportunities for learning

    Cons

    Differences of opinion not welcome, some bullying behaviour in upper management, salary on lower end for MSLs

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those in management who are bullying others, truly listen to your employees


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Manager Commercial Learning and Development"

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

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing company with a great track record of bringing needed therapies to patients.

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Stuck in great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee stock purchase plan with a discounted purchase price, RRSP/DPSP contributions matched by Gilead.

    Cons

    No more opportunities for me without more education. I feel my experience means nothing outside my current department.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Unorganized and under appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice co workers for the most part. Not to far from city. Stock program is good, standard benefit package. Some products actually help people live better lives.

    Cons

    Underpaid greatly, dealing with exotic and dangerous chemicals, management does not like change, who do we blame game, out dated equipment, high stress environment, insufficient training programs, disgust between departments, etc

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people more! You are to cheap for such a wealthy company!


  8. "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Foster City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Foster City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and potential for growth

    Cons

    Work- life balance is skewed towards work


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, terrible management and HR"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Foster City, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company ideas and purpose is amazing and you feel that you contribute at making a difference in people's lives. You grow as the company is growing, it keeps the job very interesting and challenging,

    Cons

    Horrible management, lots of incompetent people in Finance, poor leadership in Finance as well. HR department is a waste, do not listen, do not act on complaints. They protect the company not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create a respectful work environment for the employees where they feel valued. Gilead loses o lot of intelligent and competent people because of it.


  10. "--"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive, inclusive company. Makes very thought out business decisions.

    Cons

    Very conservative in acquisition considerations.

    Advice to Management

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  11. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Impact on worldwide healthcare, Andrew Chang is one of long-tenured leaders who gets it, will compensate those they want to retain

    Cons

    Overly hierarchical, old guard reigns, no work/life balance, values high volume of activity versus impact

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more new executives to influence executive team and support Milligan , improve work-life balance, and overhaul culture


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