Quality Assurance Associate (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – October 5, 2017
- typical day can be manage - able to cross train in other department - each mgmt. is different - workplace culture can be fair - the hardest part of my job is having longer hours (13 hours/12 hours) or can be longer due to meetings or training after end of shift - I enjoyed working with people, how I performed my job well, making sure documentations are clear, legible and errors free, drug products are pure, safe and effective for the patients.
Very diverse and challenging political environment
Commissioning and Qualification Manager (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 24, 2017
Good company with excellent Project Manager and System Owner. I worked a temporary staff augmentation assignment and for the most part was treated as if I was a staff employee. I would work there again without hesitation.
Bioprocess Technician (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 20, 2017
This company is overall Fantastic. The culture here is like nothing else. We have HO HO day which the company provide free wine and beer and cheese for the company every Friday. The people here are friendly and supportive. Overall Fantastic!!!!
Director (Current Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – September 20, 2017
Dynamic, fast-paced and multifunctional capabilities are required to be successful. Sr. leadership focuses on the appropriate performance and culture topics, yet little is delivered; it's a large company. People really care about what they do.
MANUFACTURING BIOPROCESS TECHNICIAN MODIS (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – September 19, 2017
Work usually started with a shift exchange meeting in which one shift would update the incoming one on current operations and things to look out for on the floor. This was a really great way to get to know more people that you are working with in the department. We would get a 1 and 1/2 hour lunch which is unprecedented. Only 30 minutes of that lunch would be unpaid, so really a 10 hour shift turned into more like an 8 hour shift at the end of the day. Hours for swing shift are tough to get used to if you are a morning person like me. Being up and functioning fully until 2:30am is just difficult in my opinion. The actual work consisted of preparing, building and sterilizing filter assemblies for upstream and downstream operations and cleaning or processing equipment for GMP use-yes this did involve hand-washing a fair number of parts. Generally the position demanded a lot of physical labor to: clamp, carry, lift, push and assemble things which isn't so bad but can get monotonous and wear down your body.
Long breaks, relaxed atmosphere within the company, free food every week, lots of on-site parties for employees, being a contract worker doesn't really hold you back
Poor management on my shift, lack of schedule flexibility, work weekends, odd hours
Intern (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – September 18, 2017
People there seem genuinely happy. Work life balance is great. Tons of training, but understandable since they keep in mind that patients come first. So quality is of the upmost importance, as well as keeping workers happy.
not stressful. definitely feel like you make a difference
Research Associate - Genetic Analysis Lab (Former Employee) – Dixon, CA – September 10, 2017
Absolutely loved the culture and the work/life balance. I had the opportunity to learn a lot about molecular biology and genetics. Always looked forward to the routine work plus the extra mini projects for personal growth and advancement.
Project Manager/Business Analyst (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – September 8, 2017
Genentech is mature company that has refined processes and tools to make working there much more intuitive. The teams and work life balance allow room for creativity, and feeling like your part of the solution.
Productive and fun workplace, incredible experience
Intern (Former Employee) – Dixon, CA – September 7, 2017
Fantastic place to work, always felt welcomed by the staff there as an intern, would have loved an opportunity to work full-time, but my position was a year-long contract only with no transition to permanent employee.
Free catered lunches 2x a week, inexpensive meal options
Very quick paced, heavily reliant on good time management skills
Technician (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – September 7, 2017
I learned how to Efficient in reducing the seven wastes Committed to continuous process improvements to increase Lean efficiency Effective collaboration with coworkers and building rapport with customers
Case Manger (Current Employee) – South San Francisco, CA 94080 – September 7, 2017
Working with this company is amazing the staff is very friendly and helpful with everything, the campus is huge a lot of walking depending where you are stationed at. But you will love to know they feed you for all your hard work, and pay great.
Contract Associate (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 5, 2017
Allover Genentech is a pretty good company particularly if you are just starting your career and want to work in the Biotechnology industry.
The culture is pretty cool in that the company offers work from home days depending on ones organization. There are occasional team building events which help to aid in building strong working relationship within departments and staff.
The company also makes commuting to and from its campuses very easy by providing commuter buses and ferries throughout the Bay Area for its employees.
Very good work balance for their contract employees
Somewhat difficult to convert from a contractors to a full-time employee.