Genentech Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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Genentech Chief Executive Officer Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
270 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, Amazing support from management(in 264 reviews)

  • "There are great benefits and work life balance(in 227 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance can be difficult at times especially during this pandemic(in 119 reviews)

  • "Consensus decision making can impair speed and innovation(in 72 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Best Place to Work for a reason!

      Aug 6, 2021 - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Surrounded by brilliant, literally world-class colleagues -Management, teams, and colleagues always trying to make the company a better place to work -Meaningful, challenging work, -Great work-life balance and support resources -Compensation is consistently above market -A culture of radical candor and soliciting feedback

      Cons

      -Large organization can make decision-making slower, though it is well-reasoned and well thought out -Hiring process is slow, but does result in high quality colleagues

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Genentech is great

      Oct 17, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment during the entire period of time

      Cons

      a bit far from home

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company, clear mission, good people

      Jan 12, 2020 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      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

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great people and culture

      Sep 22, 2021 - PV Clinical Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, activities, freebies, flexibility to work from home

      Cons

      I don’t have any at the moment

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place But Constantly Changing

      Sep 23, 2021 - Lead Clinical Scientist in La Mirada, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Supportive Team and Environment Great Benefits

      Cons

      Lower Salaries Compensated By Bonuses/Benefits Slow Growth Constant Change

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love my job

      Sep 21, 2021 - Clinical Operations Manager in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation Great leadership team Flexible Great work life balance

      Cons

      None that come to mind

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Top Employer of the SF Bay Area!

      Sep 15, 2021 - Senior Administrative Associate Marketing in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best efforts to promote diversity, comparable salaries, excellent benefits, and many recognitions with high considerations to their patients and employees.

      Cons

      No negative comments at this time.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Genentech

      Sep 13, 2021 - Field Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work for

      Cons

      Too big of an organization

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Sep 13, 2021 - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, good benefits, innovative and friendly environment

      Cons

      Big company so decisions can be sluggish

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A place for innovation and breakthroughs

      Sep 12, 2021 - Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unlimited resources; great leader team; amazing and brilliant colleagues; community and social responsibilities

      Cons

      Take time for adjustment and changing

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