Gilead Sciences Employee Reviews

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Great Culture and Great People
Senior IT Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAAugust 9, 2018
My favorite part about working at Gilead was not only satisfying the customer, but working with a great group of clients and peers. My teammates never hesitated to jump in and help with an issue, and there was an overall feeling of camaraderie with both the team, other teams in IT, and the users. And there was also never a shortage of hard work which was a plus. Also, cross training was both utilized and welcomed by senior management. all in all, a great place to work.
Pros
teamwork
Cons
scheduling at times
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Good Company
Sr. AWS DevOps Engineer (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAAugust 5, 2018
Very good company to work and friendly staff to work with. Have had an opportunity to learn more about the subject . Well mannered and well experienced people present there to help in need.
Pros
friendly
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none
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Ok place to work if you have a good manager
Storage and backup administrator (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAAugust 2, 2018
Ok to work there if you just mind your own business. But if you don't have a good manager on your side, you're going to be working your butt off for nothing.
Pros
Able to learn additional skills
Cons
too much work on a daily basis
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Excellent place to work
Executive Therapeutic Specialist (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJuly 31, 2018
Gilead is a fantastic place to work. Training was above and beyond. Management was the best in the business. The only downfall was I traveled 4 days a week.
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great - just very top heavy
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJuly 30, 2018
great - just very top heavy. Credibility on the basis of title. behind on technology and new ways of doing things. not open with all information.

Most people are great but overall the culture can be worked on.
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Good money but not a nice place to work
Regulatory (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJuly 30, 2018
Good compensation and benefits but horrible culture and management. They don't care about the well-being of the employees. Nothing matters except that the work gets done - and fast. No flexible working or working from home policy. Very stressful place. Lots of burnout.
Pros
Compensation and benefits; great people (but not management)
Cons
Everything else
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Commute
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJuly 30, 2018
45 miles door to door under the worst traffic conditions. Sometimes 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours.

The learning curve was easily adaptable. I communicated wth the team on issues daily
Cons
Commute
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Wonderful company with strong core values
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAJuly 19, 2018
Great company, great pay, great benefits. It is also a very fufilling knowing you are part of the "bigger picture" and contribute to improving patients’ lives.
Pros
Overall compensation for your work
Cons
Work-life balance
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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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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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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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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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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
Cons
Management / Company culture
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Gilead Sciences
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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