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What is the work environment and culture like at Genentech?


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I love the mixture of modern office dynamics and company establishment due to it's reputable name. Genentech had displayed capability of remaining flexible within the Office dynamics, in order to make changes that best suit the lifestyles of it's employees, hence, a healthy balance between work and home. On the flip side, as a well established company, Genentech continues to maintain it's reputation for honoring it's mission and purpose, as well as it's employees, which is why this company continues to thrive and hold a place in the top 10 for best companies to work for.

Answered - Temporary Senior Administrative Associate (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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It is increasingly dependent on individual management which can be positive or negative. The culture can be very inspiring, encouraging, and balanced but with poor management being hired from Pharma companies, Genentech is losing its edge.

Answered - Senior Clinical Oncology Specialist (Current Employee) - Cincinnati, OH

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Safety first oriented culture

Answered - Sr. Validation Engineer (Former Employee) - Hillsboro, OR

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People are very friendly but attention to safety and protocols are kept. There were people of all backgrounds working there so it offered the experience to get to know other cultures which the company promoted for various ethnic groups.

Answered - CAD Drafter - Packaging & Layout Drawings (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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Great people to work with except the leadership - always pointing fingers, never accountable for their own poor management.

Answered - Manager (Former Employee) - Hillsboro, OR

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Work environment is friendly and culture diverse in every aspect; age; religious; gender; nationalities. The common element is this culture is that 99% employees (regardless of status: FTE or contractor; management or staff) has always been friendly and everyone you pass has a smile and greeting for you!

Answered - Training Specialist (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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Genentech culture is one of "work hard-play hard"

Answered - Senior Transplant Specialist (Current Employee) - Florida, Puerto Rico

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Is super friendly, open and encouraging.

Answered - Project Management (Current Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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