Gilead Sciences Employee Reviews

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Place is ok
Manufacturing Technician II (Former Employee) –  La Verne, CAOctober 19, 2018
Working here was good at first but after a few months it started to get pretty tedious. Work/life balance was not good at all, you practically live there.
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A great company to work with!!
Validation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAOctober 17, 2018
I work as a contractor with Gilead Sciences. As a contractor, my experience at Gilead Sciences has been pretty good. Being with Lab Information Systems, the work is pretty fast paced. There is always something to do which is great.
Pros
Friendly and flexible environment
Cons
Gilead rarely converts contractors to full timers.
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Friendly work environment with fun loving colleagues
PeopleSoft HRMS Techno/Functional Consultant (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAOctober 16, 2018
Everyday work environment was very friendly and had new challenge to work on. After each and every challenge the knowledge was shared among to team mates to enhance the skills.
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Very Good Place with a fair work culture
MSSQL DBA and MSBI/ POWER BI (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 14, 2018
In the Gilead full time and contractor are treated as same and there were no discrimination at all in the work.

And Gilead has provided Very good scopes to learn and grow.

Worked as a DBA and MSBI to manage over all SQL Databases and created reports and Integration packages using SSIS to automate many of the manual works.
Pros
Good work life balance and good environment for work.
Cons
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When I worked for Gilead they only has two drugs that supported HIV/AIDS and now they drugs that support live diseases - Hematology/oncology - Cardi
Account Receivable Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAOctober 14, 2018
When I started work at Gilead because they were so small at the time I was able to wear many hats on the finance department. I learns so much at AR, AP & GL as well as working with HR and legal on employee relocation packages on housing.
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Lean culture what demands much of its employees
Paralegal I (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAOctober 10, 2018
Gilead is a great company, and does amazing things to help patients with many diseases live longer. The work culture is one of working non stop. The demand the most out of there employees being a lean company. The perks at Gilead are great. Lunch cafeteria in multiple buildings, a gym, benefits are 2nd to none.
Pros
lunches are cheap
Cons
Lean company, lots of work
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Never time to improve
Contractor (Former Employee) –  San Dimas, CAOctober 4, 2018
Gilead is so fast paced they are always chasing their tail. They are so lean to the point where it is hurting the business and the people keeping it afloat. At that point I say it is no longer lean but rather anorexic. Gilead will need to start investing inward if they want to turn the corner and become a more stable and well-balanced company. Until then there will continue to be burnout, high turnover, and complacency with "good enough".
Pros
Fulfilling work
Cons
Stressful, unbalanced, disorganized
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fast pace, challenging, and lots to learn
Packaging Technician(Contractor) (Current Employee) –  San Dimas, CAOctober 4, 2018
A great place to develop work skills, with a willingness to learn and accept challenges that comes on any given day. Focus on
team efforts and comradery.
Pros
free bagels and fruits
Cons
hard to get permanent position
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stress for money
Analytical Chemist (Former Employee) –  San Dimas, CASeptember 24, 2018
The pay at this company is high but the requirement demanded of the number of hours is unacceptable. They expect you to be available on the phone for 24 hours and to show up whenever they need you to. The management system is terrible as well since they "play politics" with each other, and by that I mean that they favor people in a higher position above them. Yet, with regular co-workers, they are treated as if they have not been working alongside them for as long as they can remember. In this company, what they hire you for is what they need you for. No other knowledge is obtained from working at this company. Overall, the working environment is stressful and if you are looking for a friendly, peaceful, and optimistic workplace, this is not the company for you. However, if earning money is the goal, then go for it.
Pros
high pay
Cons
stressful working environment
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Culture 20 Years Behind
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CASeptember 20, 2018
Conservative, slow moving and very corporate. High employee turn around. Tense work environment full of redundancies and management tight grip. Carrot and stick, high school culture.
Pros
Early departure the day before a holiday
Cons
Micromanaging Leadership across the company
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4.0
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Great place if you have the right manager
Senior Manager, Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  San Dimas, CASeptember 5, 2018
I have changed many managers during my time here and the latest has not been a good match for my skills, which is causing some friction. Overall Gilead is a fast paced and can be fairly stress full but still rewarding place to be.
Pros
Excelent pay and benefits and some really great people
Cons
Very much a fire fighting culture which makes wortk life balance difficult from time to time
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People are nice and benefits are competitive
Sr. Research Associate II, Drug Metabolism (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CASeptember 4, 2018
Overall a great place to work. Salary/benefits are good and the people are great. Promotion process is sometimes more political than merit based. Need to be seen outside of your department or have a supervisor who will fight for you. If you are one of the workhorses you can sometimes be overlooked. But day to day work environment is good.
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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
Cons
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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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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