Gilead Sciences Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day
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Pros
  • "great money, great benefits, professionals that know what they are doing(in 75 reviews)

  • "The company has very good benefits(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance is not that good(in 144 reviews)

  • "Poor upper management and no sense of team work among peers(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall a good company

      Jul 29, 2020 - Senior Clinical Trial Manager in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      Very good benefits, career growth opportunities and nice perks

      Cons

      As with every company, some process could be better defined and some managers have their favorites

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I'm proud to be GILEAD

      Apr 8, 2020 - Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager in Ciudad de Mexico
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am about 3 months in the company and I loved how they made me feel at home from the first day with a great onbarding process. The company has very good benefits It is a company that is growing and working for the future and is always concerned about the health of patients.

      Cons

      It is more an opportunity, Gilead is growing very fast and for this reason there is a lot of work to do, but we have a great leadership team.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Mar 18, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very friendly people, great leaders, good culture, meaningful work, opportunities to grow and develop, and good benefits

      Cons

      Not any I can think of at this point

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not for the free-thinking

      Apr 7, 2020 - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits including shuttle buses.

      Cons

      If you don't do things "the Gilead way", you have no future with this company. Culture is insular, risk-averse and emotionally defended against innovation despite widespread mediocrity. CEO talks a big game about the need for openness to ideas and approaches "not invented here", but that isn't manifest in day-to-day interactions further down in the organization. New product pipeline isn't great... that may eventually create urgency that leads to change, but it hasn't yet.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Successful company, your experience there depends on which group you're in!

      Mar 5, 2020 - Senior Manager in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      Nice campus, good benefits, shutdown during Christmas and July 4th week, relatively good pay (slightly higher than average), great drugs that sell themselves, new facilities coming up soon, fair bonus/RSUs, great 401k match.

      Cons

      Depending on which group you work in, some of the rough areas are around strong sense of hierarchy, lack of inclusion, major politics to grow in your role (growth not based on work/credibility), a sense of fear of management (which causes a lack of confidence and ability to speak up and voice opinions), and overall not a great environment to work in. This seems especially prevalent in PDM (Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing) where upper management is not approachable and friendly. This may all change with the new CEO!

      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 5 years

      worked for more than 5 years.

      Feb 24, 2020 - Senior QA Specialist in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Motivating management 2. Good benefits for full timers.

      Cons

      1. Tight timelines 2. Back to back projects. So less time to improve the process.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor leadership

      Feb 20, 2020 - Director 
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      Pros

      Decent pay and bonus. Good benefits.

      Cons

      No room to grow. Toxic culture.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      It´s a pity

      Jan 16, 2020 - Président/Directeur Financier in London, England
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      Pros

      People, good benefits, food. Good work life balance

      Cons

      flexibility Progression career non existent if you are not part of the inner circle or of the US

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Tough place to work but good for career overall

      Mar 17, 2019 - Scientist I in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1] Exposure to development (preclinical and clinical) organization and project teams 2] Company size makes it possible to meet a lot of people outside of one's discipline 3] Good benefits and holiday time

      Cons

      1] Intense and often toxic work culture and hard to advance 2] rapid growth of the company has been completely mismanaged

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Contractor

      Great

      Feb 25, 2019 - Anonymous Contractor 
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      Pros

      Paid time off, good benefits

      Cons

      None come to mind at the moment

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