Genentech Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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Genentech Chief Executive Officer Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
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  1. "Genentech is great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment during the entire period of time

    Cons

    a bit far from home

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  2. "Great company, clear mission, good people"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    The people Focus on wellbeing Development opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance (although depends on where in the organization you are) Consensus decision making can impair speed and innovation A lot of process


  3. "Genentech is a great place to work."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Training Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Global teams sometimes have very early morning meetings.

  4. COVID-19

    "Greatest Pandemic Caretaker - Emblematic of Employee's First"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Bioprocess Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Literally the greatest company to work for ever - really took care of us during a pandemic.

    Cons

    Size of organization and integration with Roche can make change slow. Antiquated software systems. Roche is all white men.

  5. "Great Company, Great People"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    High safety and quality mindset for patients and employees. Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    There can be slow growth within roles

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  6. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior QC Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees

    Cons

    Hard to move within the company

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  7. "genentech"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, great people, great community

    Cons

    no real cons but sometimes very hierarchical

  8. "Consultant at Genentech through ProUnlimited"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Seemless Integration into Genentech work environment

    Cons

    Disconnect with managers sometimes but not bad

  9. "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Petaluma, CA

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, financial, great place to work

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say about this company

  10. "Salary review"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    compensation and benefit are competitive

    Cons

    promotion process may be slow

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