Gilead Sciences Employee Reviews

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Challenging place to gain experience
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 29, 2018
The work environment is very lean, there are always things to do and most associates perform like entry level PHd's.Overall good place to work the people there are top notch and very talented.
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This is a terrible place to work.
M&A Infrastructure Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 27, 2018
Very dog eat dog. Little to no mentorship is provided or encouraged. Management has no time for you and pushes any items you may have off on your contract company when they should work with you to be aware of in depth project status.

Stay away from this company at all costs.
Pros
pays well
Cons
destroys your health
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3.0
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Productive and good time management
Quality Assurance Test Lead (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 26, 2018
I have learning attitude to learn new thing always.Productive ata work and good time management skills to complete the work on time.

Love to interact with BA , client and dev team for any concern so that all are on the same page.
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4.0
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Great Place to learn
Clinical SAS Programmer (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 26, 2018
Good workplace culture, intelligent, smart and entertaining manager. Great place to learn, good working hours. Helpful and friendly teammates. Flexibility of work from work.
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5.0
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Great Place to have a Career
Logistics Coordinator/Supply Chain Associate (Former Employee) –  San Dimas, CAJune 19, 2018
Gilead is a great place, where people all have an important role and strive for greatness. Everyone willing to work together and to get the job done knowing that what they are doing is to save peoples lives.
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4.0
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Worked with a great team
Global Head (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 17, 2018
- Built a great team who were effective despite restrictive management.

- Was able to mentor and promote several members of my team

- Allowed my team ownership of the activities they were responsible for
Pros
My Team Culture
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Management / Company culture
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Business Analyst (GDPR Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 13, 2018
Working at Gilead helped me improve me gain more knowledge about project management and GDPR. I was able to interact with colleagues from different countries and learn about local differences.
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They do not hire contractors
IT Sourcing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 10, 2018
Especially those with high skill sets such as myself. They are not going to hire me full time. So what is the use of wasting time on them. They have long hours and it is a get it done yesterday type of culture.
Pros
good food
Cons
high turn over rate
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Fast Paced
TA Lead Global Commercial Planning, Inflammation (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 6, 2018
Fast Paced working environment. Great opportunities to learn. Decisions are top down. Decisions are often quite slow paced. Organization cannot focus on more than one thing at a time. Poor commercialization skills
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good
Project coordinator, Team Master's project (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAMay 28, 2018
good company.Very hierarchical .Passionate about science.Great workplace culture.Not fast paced and entrepreneurial. Company needs to support employee well being .
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Slow to update OS and tools
Software Development Engineer In Test (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAMay 22, 2018
Still using windows 7 and Java 6

Slow to upgrade windows

Don't update windows software often resulting in security holes

Don't really set goals for projects
Pros
relaxed atmosphere
Cons
relaxed atmosphere
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Great Company Grew Too Big
Chemist (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAMay 17, 2018
I have to assume it is because of the growth of the company that the Gilead has become disassociated with its employees and no longer takes care of them like they used too. The culture has changed and many good people , with much experience, have left the company because of this.. management has also been up and down, in my many years of working at Gilead I have experienced very bad management who focuses more on your whereabouts than your work ethics and production. It is truly sad to see what Gilead has become at least in my department, Gilead is a very big company. So many people would excel in this company if they focused on merit rather than micromanaging other aspects of life not related to work.
Cons
Micromanaging staff, promotions are not based on merrit it seems
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Slow upward mobility
Administrative Coordinator (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAMay 16, 2018
If you want to move up in the company quick it won't happen here, it's about who you know and who likes you. Have to check many details for the simplest tasks or assignment. Company culture is very stiff and watch what you say type of environment. Company pay and benefits are great but management pretend to act busy but really are not. They are out golfing and spending company money on so call business trips.
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Benefits/Pay
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Management/ Upward Mobility
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4.0
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Professional
Manufacturing Team Lead (Former Employee) –  San Dimas, CAApril 23, 2018
Typical Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company. Traditional work hours with traditional management structure. Great pay and benefits with good intentions of taking care of their employees.
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Compensation
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Work Load
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4.0
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Driven and fast paced
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 19, 2018
This company continues to do great things. The employees are driven and goal oriented. All employees are held accountable for their deliverable so, it's not hard to work hard. I've made lasting friendships at Gilead of which I'm truly grateful.
Pros
Nice perks and benefits
Cons
no work/life balance
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didn't like this place at all.
QA Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Dimas, CAApril 18, 2018
a bunch of bullies, liars, cheaters, thieves. Very poor quality of people work here from the top to the bottom. The mgmt is not willing to listen to employees. Do not support their staff.
Pros
lots of activities for employees
Cons
Bullying exists
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Very fixed job functions, not easy for opportunities
Senior Research Associate II (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 14, 2018
The senior level management are very strong, However, mid level management didn't work out well. Low level managers and analysts suffer. Overall, workplace culture wasn't favorable, and analyst works were not appreciated.
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4.0
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OK to work
Empower 2 & 3 Admin Support Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 5, 2018
It is good company for working. Good environment. QC environment is very good, lab instrumentation is very good. This lab is good for learning new things in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company.
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Gilead Sciences
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 4, 2018
Working on site as a contractor is not ideal.
If you are going to work at Gilead I would recommend only going in for a full time position.
Most vendors will not match the benefits of working there full time.
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Great Location
Technical Services Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  La Verne, CAMarch 28, 2018
Cannot disclose details of my position. Position was at a new location. Work ethic is good but people that work there don't really have a personality.
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