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Fun place... but as a contracted employee no benefits really, and no paid holidays or paid time off.
Validation Technician (Current Employee), San Dimas, CADecember 9, 2013
Pros: lots of lunch meetings, so occasional free food, and the above mentioned free food.
Cons: can be difficult to get hired as a permanent employee.
Depending on the department you contract with, you could have either erratic 80 hour workweeks or just a straight 40 hours.
It was a great company to work for as far as little perks... plenty of on site parking, security on site, ping pong table, self service cafe if you forgot lunch, breakfast once a month, bagel day twice a month, and free fresh fruit – more... once a month. All in all a great company to work for, if you can make it past the contractor glass ceiling lol. – less
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Not the best place to work if you have children
Manager (Current Employee), Foster CityOctober 23, 2013
Pros: good stock performance over time, free bagel on wedenesday and peets coffee all day!
Cons: limited career advancement, low job titles for the job, poor work/life balance
One of the positive attributes about this company is the stock performance. The stock has been going up for a while and the company is solid financially. As far as career advancement, you have limited options. The company rarely hires/promotes from within and tends to hire external people. Once you are in, you have to leave to advance your career. A – more... lot of people leave Gilead after 3-4 years, they feel stuck. The culture is harsh - swim or sink. That said, most people are friendly, polite and easy to work with. – less
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My experience with the company.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), San Dimas, CAOctober 14, 2013
Pros: bonus, gift certificates, and christmas party.
Cons: maintenance rotate the 24hrs a day seven days a week on call.
As maintenance troubleshooting and repair is a typical day at work. Learned many new skills almost everyday in the technical world. Management and co-workers are supportive help carry on the operations to properly operate per required. The company operates 24hrs., and the most complicate parts are to retrieve assist resources on none business working – more... days/hours. Situations were always resolved with proper corrective actions and teamwork. Complete tasks in a timely manner with the highest yield goals with the team or co-workers is very rewarding and make the working place so enjoyable. – less
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Tough place to work
Associate Scientist I (Former Employee), Foster City CAJuly 17, 2013
Pros: great salary
Cons: heavy work load
This was the best paid job I have had, but the worst working conditions I have ever experienced.

The physical demands were great. I regularly ran 30 plate assays twice a week in addition to developing other assays, carrying cell lines, generating viral stocks, conducting additional experiments, completing assigned lab duties of stocking the tissue – more... culture rooms, tracking plasmids in the data base, and analyzing data for presentations.

Management was not helpful in identifying priorities in order to stream-line work load. According to management, everything is a priority.

Co-workers are also over loaded and repetitive stress injuries are common, and commonly go unreported for fear of reprimand from management. – less
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Good place to work, Excellent Team work shared common goal
Facilities Coordinator/ Purchasing Agent (Former Employee), Durham, NCSeptember 5, 2012
Gilead is committed to finding new therapies to meet serious health need.
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Strong core values of excellence, integrity and accountability.
Region Director - Cardiopulmonary Business Unit (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHMarch 25, 2012
Pros: pay
This organization is a pay for performance organization that strives to deliver top performance in the pharmaceutical industry. It is highly reputable with strong leadership throughout the organization.