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Updated 20 March 2019
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  • "Work life balance can be an issue sometimes" (in 106 reviews)

  • "Hard to convert from intern to full-time position" (in 87 reviews)

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  1. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was good place to work

    Cons

    Nothing as much ,

    Advice to Management

    No


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune
    Current Employee - Consultant in Pune

    I have been working at Genentech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    People are very supportive

    Cons

    you wont find the kind of work you expect for the experience people

  3. "About my company"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work

    Cons

    No cons. Nothing to say

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. "Still Happy After All These Years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture of doing right by patients and following the science continues to drive the company. More than anywhere else I've ever worked (25+ yrs in industry, 35 years working in corporations), Genentech "walks their talk." I am grateful every day that I get the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of patients and their loved ones, do interesting and challenging work, with the added benefit of supporting my own family. Leadership works hard to maintain transparency, invites open communication, and is committed to continuous improvement. Employees are awesome, smart, driven and working there for the right reasons.

    Cons

    The current state of change has been stressful for many. There is some confusion impacting our ability to focus. I am confident that this will diminish as we better incorporate our new, intensified focus on patients and customers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits and Upward Mobility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Genentech definitely provides great benefits and makes employees want to stay at the company. I believe that Genentech is headed in the right direction and it's great to be a part of it.

    Cons

    There is nothing at the moment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Field Reimbursement Manager
    Former Employee - Field Reimbursement Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary was very competitive. Worked there for almost 19 years

    Cons

    Has grown so much in the last 10 years that is doesn’t even resemble the old Genentech.

    Advice to Management

    Do every you can to keep veteran employees. It takes years to train someone and experience is very valuable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but slowly declining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work
    Good people
    Lots of opportunities
    Benefits

    Cons

    Changes in upper management and expiring patents have lead to layoffs. Also a lot of departments have “cliques” which I wasn’t a fan of. People who do their job well and go above and beyond should be recognized regardless if they’re in the clique or not.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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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

    Amazing company to work for - work life balance couldn't be better

    Cons

    Many layers - could take years to move laterally within the company


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President - Senior Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, great products

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, decision making, cost controls

    Advice to Management

    Streamline decision making


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong history, but changing. Old ways of working"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Associate in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Associate in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people, good intentions.

    Cons

    Too much of the “Genentech nice culture,” office politics, places more value on how one does something rather than the impact of that outcome. It really depends on what part of the company/organization you’re a part of. I think a lot of leadership is well-meaning, while some are truly stuck in the traditions and company “culture fit” that are driving away talented, innovative people.

    Work life balance varies greatly depending on your function or manager. If your manager is old school, working from home is allowed but frowned upon, so what good does that do?

    Advice to Management

    Look at the potential of your employees from the ground up, not just the director level and above. You’re losing talent when you don’t truly value what we already have in house. Consider hiring and promoting people beyond those that only reflect you and your working style, or we’re going to keep growing a homogenous workforce that doesn’t lend itself to innovation.