Vibrant and fun yet intense workplace with politics heavily at play
Senior Finance Analyst (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – March 15, 2016
Very nice and modern facility, good location, a lot of perks in terms of company events, celebrations, and free items. It is also a very community-oriented company.
However, career-wise, you have to be on the 'right' team to ensure that your career needs are met in terms of professional growth, interests, and advancement. Politics play VERY heavily within the workplace, and there are certain groups that have much better management and opportunities than others.
In my personal experience, there is a lack of transparency and consistency in messaging between mid-level management and employees. You have to know the right people, and have a friendship with the management to ensure job security and stability. It is unlike any other place that I have ever worked (as far the lack of professionalism displayed by mid-level management).
Overall, good for getting the experience of working in a global and well-recognized company. But very stressful and unpleasant work environment.
Company events, benefits, nice facility/ campus
Intense politics, unprofessional mid-level management