Genentech
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Each year for the past 3 years, there have been significant field changes and focus on structure / organization, with the last being most significant. Changes happen 'quickly' - meaning the plan is set out, you train, re-org then as soon as that is done, the next 'big change' is being introduced - sometimes its the seemingly exact opposite of what was just completed.
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culture and travel
Cons
too many changes
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Good - All the break rooms, ping pong, latte machines, recliners and no production.Bad - How do they make any money? Its just one nice large empty building.
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Nice break areas and lounges.
Cons
Stuff shirts, lazy people.
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With the BLM movement and riots you were expected to adopt managements views, regardless of your own views and beliefs. If you were not onboard with this you were forced out. Management was not organized and we were forced to constantly redo good work at a managers whim and not based on any type of criteria or specifications.
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100% remote
Cons
As previously stated but no paid holidays, vacation, Ppo, etc.
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24 out of 28 are young women at the executive level. Got rid of the experienced people because they did not have the right mind set and hired their friends with out experience
Pros
Good money
Cons
Lost some great researchers
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gRed Management withheld project opportunities because of a clear bias against older workers. Despite having years of solid experience, management would not relinquish full responsibility for project management.
Pros
Lots of work available
Cons
Exclusion from best projects because of age despite experience and fitness to do the job.
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5.0
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Genentech is a wonderful company to work at.Pros:Health/life balance,pay,helpful and friendly groups.Cons:No job security for contractors.I Loved my team.Helpful and friendly team.Good Manager working towards going Agile.
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Bus is a big asset.Health/life balance, pay, helpful and friendly groups.
Cons
No job security for contractors.
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There was a cafeteria with pretty good food, but sadly you gotta pay. Not much benefits working here....they have nice gatherings every now and then, but that's all. Work is nice and easy. You get to work early and be able to have entire day to self for other stuff.
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Especially to new hires who may be contracting with other organizations the best thing about the organization is the options of what an employee can have for breakfast and lunch. You may be assigned to a team or a senior employee but the warm and fuzzy is definitely not there.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Staffing
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I have learn't a lot at Genentech, Company culture was really great. Managers were helpful all the time. Always supportive and encouraging environment.
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I have seen nothing but true attempts at fairness and equality. The culture is great, and the compensation feels appropriate, especially for the area
Pros
Culture, management, inclusivity
Cons
Workload
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Dysfunctional from parent company and management, Wasted resources, Management that are benefited do not have experience in their field.
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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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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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