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What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Fair pay for job
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager
  • Trust in colleagues

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Good Salary and bonus plus a great stockoption. The regional managera News to improve Skills in development for the employees. There’s a few oportunities of growing.

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great place to work

Gilead is a good place to start your career here. The training is good.The benefits are great: 401k match, paid time off, ESPP, two weeks shutdown (Christmas and July 4th)
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Terrible management

Unfortunately management has taken a turn for the worst. Starting from the VP down the lack of support, blatant show of favoritism, the amount of gossip/office politics and deception is really shocking. Number of complaints to HR by multiple people and nothing is done. Others are to afraid to speak up. The environment is mentally and emotionally unhealthy. Staff is reminded they are replaceable and workload is unfairly distributed. Promotions are based on associations to others not by accomplishments.
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Fast paced and lean

Tend to work in truncated timelines. Always under pressure to deliver. However, very good benefits and culture of innovation. Huge amount of restores too get the job done.
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Good benefits especially the ESPP

Working with Gilead for about a year now. You must really know how to obey your bosses in order to receive a promotion. Their annual raise is also small
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Great benefits, nice & sharp people

people are sharp and nice. They are always willing to help. Work-life balance is good. A lot of training opportunities and new things to learn. Upper management is good and transparent.
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Job advancements is a huge challenge.

Job advancements is a huge challenge. The performance ratings are confusing and seniority does not matter. Some managers are great, but most of them do not provide opportunities to grow here. It is good to work here for around 4-5 years, but if one looks to grow faster, they need to look elsewhere.

Pros

most peers are great to work with

Cons

people who focus on work life balance are not promoted
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It's alright

Kinda boring. Secure job, but also easy to get stuck in a dead-end. Decent pay and it's not super difficult, but most of it is definitely tribal knowledge you need to pick up along the way. Tip: stay a contractor, not a FTE unless you like 60 hour work weeks with no overtime (big bonuses and stocks though).

Pros

People are nice Not too hard Job security

Cons

Boring Eats your soul Big Pharma
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Fast paced challenging environment

Fast paced environment with lots of opportunities to learn but many internal challenges due to being understaffed and unorganised. Work life balance can be difficult
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A place you can work for a long time if you don't have ambitious

Pros: the Pay is ok, benefit can reach the average standard, good balance between life and work. Cons: Poor management, lack of career growth, employee stock purchase plan is not that attractive.
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Highly efficient workplace

Expect to work with a bunch of highly intelligent and efficient people. Good place for you to advance. No work life balance. Loads of meeting calls at midnight or early morning. Demanding high level management

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Salary

Cons

No work life balance
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Great benefits, horrible management

Working in a large corporation they take care of you in regards to benefits, however management were only looking out for themselves and didn’t really care for other people’s advancement.
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Productive and fun working environment

Great company for working and very good environment for enjoying working, vey kindly and friendly coworkers for working together with collaborative relationship
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Fast paced, patient focused, data driven

The company has done a lot to support us throughout the pandemic - for those working on site and those of us working from home. My coworkers have been amazing and are the best part of working here.

Pros

Great benefits and development opportunities.

Cons

Very busy.
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Great place to have worked at

Supportive nurturing environment.Opportunity to grow and learn. Fun intelligent colleagues that achieve at a high level and bring everyone up. Best job ever.

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Free Lunches

Cons

Contract company
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Great Place to Work if You Land a Good Manager/Department

It takes some time to learn the ropes and build your network, but once you do it can be a supportive and great environment to work. Gilead tries their best to do what is right for their employees and treat them well. I also experienced far less bureaucracy and process burden at Gilead for similar work in other companies.

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Great benefits
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Productive and fun workplace

I was a contract lab technician who worked there for 3 months and it was a wonderful experience. The work culture is relaxed and the employees are great to work with. I personally wished that I had more work to do, but other than that I was happy being there.

Pros

Pay, free lunches at times

Cons

none
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Great place to work,

Great company still going through a lot of change, too much employee turnover, large pharma mindset and culture starting to creep in. No longer has the small biotech feel it once had.
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Success and longevity factors required for your job at Gilead

On must be totally obedient, compliant, and do all you can to make your boss/manager look good. Don't get upset but instead even offer to let him or her take all the credit for your accomplishments. Never disagree with him or her in front of others. Never go to the HR to complain about him or her. It could be career arresting if not ending. The only safe time and venue to raise it if you have an issue with your boss or manager is at the company culture required and mandated weekly one on one and face to face meeting. But quickly drop the subject if he or she becomes uncomfortable discussing or denies the existence of your perceived issue. Your annual raise, bonus, and stock option are mostly dependent on how successfully you please him or her and have very little to do with your actual job performance. Liking him or her is much more important than trusting or respecting him or her. Majority of bosses and managers are pretty much autocratic dictators. Promotion is again totally dependent on how much and how often have you pleased him or her and how often you made him or her look good.

Pros

Good benefits, frequent happy hour sessions, decent company subsidized cafeteria for lunch

Cons

Happy boss first/foremost and nothing else really matterss
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Decent compensation; Poor management

Average work week for an event planner is 45-50 hours a week. Working within the Commercial Operations, there is no advancement opportunities, unless you consider a completely different role in another department. Other departments within CO outpace promoting at a rate of every 18-24 months. If you are hired as a Sr. Event Planner, your best chance for movement into management is outside of the company.

Pros

Bagel Wednesday, Winter and Summer shutdown.

Cons

Poor management, long hours.
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Very clean office, spotless everywhere

Work life balance was great. Appropriate time was giving on assigned tasks. Most of the work assigned were also involving little researching too, so its understandable that the time line was flexible.Our manager was great, and provide adequate time to get high quality work done.Can't say enough good thing about Gilead Sciences. One of the best companies i've worked my entire life.They do have lots of contractors. Unfortunately, my position was not regular full-time, but as a consultant, so not entirely guaranteed.

Pros

N/A as a consultant

Cons

cafeteria is a little walk away, few blocks away from my office.
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Based on 484 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

Women's ratings

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57%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

43%would recommend to other women

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