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Space Planner (Former Employee), South San Francisco, CANovember 1, 2013
Pros: it's a job
Cons: bad management style
I was a contractor and my manager was horrible. She would give me projects, but would limit my resources to complete them. She would give me a due date, without any support. It seemed as if she wanted me to fail. There is a lot of micromanagement here. They do not give you any autocracy to do your work. Have to check in to wipe your butt. Didn't give any reason for terminating contract. Glad I don't work here anymore.
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Great place to work
Operational Excellence MECOP Intern (Former Employee), Portland, OROctober 28, 2013
As an intern I had a great time working for Genentech in Hillsboro, Oregon.
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Great working environment
Senior Administrative Associate, Medical Affairs (Current Employee), South San Francisco, CAOctober 28, 2013
I take pride in working for a company like Genentech. It takes pride in the work it does to make patients lives worth living.
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Best company I have ever worked for
Associate Director (Former Employee), South San FranciscoOctober 28, 2013
Pros: great place to work
Cons: hard to get promoted, few people leave
Great benefits, great culture, great environment, positive place to work.
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Work environment was very conducive that encouraged high productivity.
Management Consultant (Former Employee), Hillsboro, OROctober 27, 2013
Great working atmosphere that promoted creativity. There were great team players that made the project run smoothly despite the few challenges that were encountered.
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Great place to work
Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee), South San Francisco, CAOctober 25, 2013
Very competitive atmosphere drives innovation, managers are very supportive of furthering your career.
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A Great place to work
Procurement/Consultant (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAOctober 23, 2013
Pros: very good cafeterias w/affordable prices
Cons: it's very hard to become a regular employee at genentech. i'm a contract worker.
Very relaxed atmosphere. The most enjoyable part of this job is learning something I didn't know anything Anything about.
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Amazing company
Project Manager (Consultant) (Former Employee), Teaneck, NJOctober 22, 2013
Genentech was great to me. Good pay, nice people, relaxed but professional and intelligent people and culture.
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Very educational experience.
Operational Rotational Development Program Intern (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAOctober 9, 2013
I had strict deadlines for projects. I loved the cafeteria food and working with other interns.
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Sr. SFDC Architect
Senior SFDC Architect (Current Employee), San Francisco, CASeptember 26, 2013
Pros: great working envirnoment
I was the architect and senior Salesforce developer at the company.
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Biotech
Case Manager (Former Employee), South San Francisco, CASeptember 24, 2013
Pros: great trainings
Cons: job security
While working at Genentech, the department I was working with provided detailed and essential training. Everyone was friendly and was willing to help out any team member.
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"casually intense"
Senior Medical Science Liaison (Current Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 24, 2013
My Genentech experience has been professional and fun. I have had many opportunities to learn, develop, and lead projects. The overall experience has been very positive.
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Great place to work to gain experience, skills and knowledge.
Case Manager (Contractor) (Current Employee), South San Francisco, CASeptember 17, 2013
Great place to work to gain experience, skills and knowledge.
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Eazy work load, Great Pay & Benefits, Very Boring
Validation Engineer (Former Employee), Vacaville, CASeptember 9, 2013
Pros: everything
Cons: job is very boring
This is a very easy company to work with... You do enough just to get by... Compensation/Benefits is Great. Company outings and days off many times... Free beer on FRIDAYS (when I was working there).

I had to give it 1 star because its SO-O-O-O BORING. I'm sorry. I was bored out of my mind, and my #1 priority is job satisfaction (passion @t work). There is way too much documentation. That's all I did.
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Yikes!!!
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee), Hillsboro, ORAugust 30, 2013
Cons: if you are a temp good luck in getting hired.
Long hours. New permanent hires tend to be based on who you know in the company and tend to be family related. The buddy system is at work here in this company. No room for advancement. I was very dissapointed during my tenure here. I do not reccomend working here. Fresh youngsters is what this company is looking for. Very backward hiring process. Slow to train. Huge disconnect in management and what is going on production wise. I worry greatly for the future of the company.
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Good Place to work as contractor
LOGISTICS SPECIALIST (Former Employee), South San FranciscoAugust 21, 2013
My first experience in US after moving from abroad. Genentech is a great place to work!!
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Good Place to work
Logistic Coordinator/gLearn Admin (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 4, 2013
Pros: diverse environment
Cons: windy city
Typical day was to have trainings scheduled for multiple training rooms and trainers.
Learn a lot about Compliance in the BioTech arena
Coworkers work very respectful and appreciative
Enjoyed working with a team with excellent work ethics
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Great place to work. We work hard and we play hard.
Sr. Environmental Health and Safety (Current Employee), Oceanside, CAAugust 3, 2013
Pros: stock, bomeses, fitness center, health benefits
Cons: can be difficult to move up.
I would recommend Genenteck/Roche to others as a great place to work. Salaries are comparable to similar companies in the marketplace. Benefits are great. Stock options and bonuses are offered every year.
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Plenty of Opportunities
Management Associate (Current Employee), South San Francisco, CAJuly 30, 2013
Ideal work environment with friendly and caring co-workers. Great advancement opportunities with great benefits.
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High Science
Clinical Trainer-Lucentis (Former Employee), San Francisco, CAJuly 26, 2013
Solid company
science focus
great training
enjoyed other coworkers within the training department

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