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Current Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

work hour flexibility, interesting work

Cons

long commute, not very much pay

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    research associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great projects
    challenging work
    learning opportunities and interesting people and ideas

    Cons

    poor promotion policy
    low pay for research with higher pay for other areas such as QA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many pros, significant cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, cafeteria, holiday parties were great. Unlimited resources to do science.

    Cons

    No career ladder or chance or move up. Scientists hired on the basis of prestigious publications not actual disease relevant research experience. Large egos hinder real progress. As an RA, I was told that I was not there to think, but only to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that everyone has something of value to contribute. Great ideas don't only come from Senior VPs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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