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Awesome experience building out biologics production!
I enjoyed serving as the lead engineer over the 300 MM downstream processing expansion, along with leading the largest San Diego county private 2017 3.8 MW solar array design/build, 2018 campus-wide safety instrumented system, and the 2019 2.5 MW fuel cell design/build! Great culture and great innovation!
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Great Culture, Helping Patients live longer
Genentech cares about people. There mission is to provide what patients need next. You value what you do because you are helping patients. Amazing culture and work life balance.
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Great Company with good purpose, benefits and pay
Typical California high tech company: Good pay, good benefits, high expectations, sometimes high stress. Purpose of company is easy to get behind-innovative science to improve the health of people.
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Excellence in every area
Wonderful experiences, opportunities & Scientists/Science.

Advancement, Education, Opportunity.


Highly selective with quality employees


Diversity, Inclusion, Ability, Variety


Outstanding benefits and bonues
Pros
Project pipeline highly budget-dependent
Cons
Project pipeline highly budget-dependent
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Great Culture & Benefit Program
Enjoyed contributing to the success of Genentech in terms of delivering drugs to fight significant illnesses such as cancer, MS, etc. Wonderful culture and great benefits that support the employee and their family.

I did find that because it is such a large company it is very slow to have programs or concepts approved.
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Everything
I love everything about this place. The benefits, the culture, the people. Everyone here is super supportive and really value the mission of the company.
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Employee Friendly
If you're lucky enough to get in, go for it! They go out of their way to show appreciation for employees. Free lunch, and other perks and treats. 10
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Fair to poor place to work. They are not truthful at times.
My manager as well as the previous one were complete idiots . They would step on anyone or do anything to advance their careers. They were masters at fabrication and prevarication.
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Majority contract workers
Due to more than 70% are contract employees, the company heirachy and environment is disfunctional. HR benefited staff will literally say in a meeting with contract empliyees, G is a haves vs have nots.
Cons
Dysfunctional from parent company and management, Wasted resources, Management that are benefited do not have experience in their field.
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Innovative biopharma company with questionable priorities.
Genentech pays above and beyond the average salaries for the area. High-pressure to meet metrics. Less stress on quality than I felt comfortable with. Micromanagement to the Nth degree. Company professes to support diversity and inclusivity but this is not reflected in reality.
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Project Management
Keeping a track of projects from the initiation to completion and the maintenance of the ongoing project, this will include the project business case and the creation of the project charter.
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Interesting place to work
Genentech was an interesting place to work. There were many people from many different nationalities. The training process could be more organized. Typical day involved assisting medical facilities with pharmaceutical orders. Hardest part about the job was the disorganization of a lot accessible useful information and the heavy traffic commute. Most enjoyable thing about working for Genentech was learning new skills and meeting new people.
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Best manufacturing plant
It was a pleasure working for Genentech and my co-workers, they offer great opportunities and the pay isn't too bad haha! Great benefits from medical all the way to life insurance.
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Fun and Rewarding Work Experience
Fun and Rewarding Work Experience
- Opportunities for training

- Opportunities for business travel

- Employee benefits are above average (medical, dental, vision)

- Offers sabbaticals

- Offers employer matching 401k
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Absolutely love working for Genentech
Working for Genentech has been the highlight of my career, in the 18 plus years I've been in the industry.

Genetech has a work hard, play hard mentality and rewards those who are successful handsomely.


The hardest part of the job is navigating through all the resources available to its sales force and their patients. To date Genentech has been there only company I've worked for that really puts the patient first, rather than just saying it.


Genentech deals with a lot of rare diseases, based on this the hardest part of the job is making sure when a patient is going to move forward with getting on therapy all the documentation is filled out completely and accurately.
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Fun Place To Work
Genentech has volunteer week every year. You choose or you can make your own way to volunteer. Each department comes up with some creative ideas and the Company donates money to the causes. There is a big concert every June you can enjoy with your family and children. There are patients that come up and tell them how are drug has saved their life that is really touching! The amount of money that was donated is amazing Genentech as a Company helps others makes a difference everyday!
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company is in transition
company in transition.
job descriptions are changing.

it is a new culture and way of doing business moving forward.

company will be working with new ecosystems
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nothing more to say
Years ago the company management was excellent. In recent years only the bottom line matters. Resources are continually cut and positions relocated outside of SSF, CA.
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Meh management
Just not the best middle managers and no focus on general career development. I think that the company needs to do a better job in focusing on the employees.
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Exceptional
This highly reputable organization provides exceptional intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. Work-life balance is a priority as well as professional development.
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Not the same company it once was.
The company has experienced significant change as of late and management does not appear to value the people who made it into the respected entity it is.
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TOP50%
In the Top 50% of similar size companies
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