Pull back the curtain -- you will be surprised
Director (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 27, 2018
Genentech has a great reputation for being a 'great place to work', yet many long-standing issues exist with senior leadership, lack of vision for the future and a festering 'below the surface' culture of favoritism. Leadership will tell you that they want open and honest communication, yet punish those who speak their mind.
Base pay, bonus and benefits ARE outstanding...truly the epitome of 'golden handcuffs'. If you're someone who doesn't stand out and doesn't complain or argue, then you're likely bound for greatness there.
Lastly, Genentech (Roche, actually) likes to believe that they are immune to issues that other pharmas experience. The reality is that the things that we hate pharmas for (consistent drug price hikes, 'massaging' trial results, outsourcing and redundancies) happen as Genentech as well...they are just better at keeping it quiet.