Genentech Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 15, 2021

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Alexander Hardy
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  • "Great package great benefits great ppl(in 309 reviews)

  • "company has a good work-life balance(in 274 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "must be good at work life balance(in 125 reviews)

  • "Middle management has no decision making power(in 81 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Best Place to Work for a reason!

      Aug 6, 2021 - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      -Surrounded by brilliant, literally world-class colleagues -Management, teams, and colleagues always trying to make the company a better place to work -Meaningful, challenging work, -Great work-life balance and support resources -Compensation is consistently above market -A culture of radical candor and soliciting feedback

      Cons

      -Large organization can make decision-making slower, though it is well-reasoned and well thought out -Hiring process is slow, but does result in high quality colleagues

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    2. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Great company to work for

      Feb 6, 2021 - Anonymous Intern 
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      Pros

      great Work-life balance in the company.

      Cons

      Nothing that I can think of.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great work atmosphere

      Sep 15, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Collaborative work environment with work life balance

      Cons

      Laid back work culture, career progression is slower

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company

      Mar 6, 2018 - Consultant in Pune
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      Pros

      Good work life balance People are very supportive

      Cons

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

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company culture, supportive team, great work life balance

      Nov 15, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      A lot of impact on the work that you are doing since the work goes into developing a product that could save someone's life. Teams are very open and you have a lot of say on the architecture and design of the codebase, product, UI, etc. Work life balance is amazing and everyone is generally very nice and supportive.

      Cons

      Not all engineering teams are built out so not all the resources are provided, but this could be an opportunity to take on other parts of a software development team such as UI/UX design, product management, project management, etc.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      One of the best companies for growth

      Nov 8, 2021 - Senior Manager 
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      Pros

      Training, learning the industry, finding mentors were my highlights at Genentech. Plus, benefits, work life balance, and culture.

      Cons

      I left the company and came back. Twice. So the only con for me is GNE is simply too big and I find more satisfaction from building something from the ground, an early stage startup. People say the company is political. I agree, but it is also more egalitarian and fair compared to peer set.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Company

      Nov 8, 2021 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      great benefits and intelligent people

      Cons

      hard work life balance and long hours

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great people

      Oct 24, 2021 - Project Engineer II in South San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great people, good benefits and development opportunities

      Cons

      In the recent years, it became harder to maintain healthy work-life balance.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Intense work environment

      Oct 27, 2021 - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Compensation, meaningful work, smart colleagues, great benefits

      Cons

      Long hours, little work life balance, a lot of process, slow work pace in some areas of the business

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    10. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Amazing

      Oct 12, 2021 - Intern 
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance and people

      Cons

      Very low salary for the bay area

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