Genentech Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Great Company - but culture varies greatly across the sites and departments"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work/remote work, development opportunities, commitment to patients, overall culture at the South San Francisco site

    Cons

    Culture of manufacturing sites is negative compared to that of the South San Francisco site, leadership at manufacturing sites tend to micro-manage and problem-solve, HR is given an unusual amount of latitude and input into manufacturing decision-making (sometimes eclipsing input from technical leaders)

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    Genentech Response

    Account Manager

    Thank you for your review! Our mission to do now what patients need next is woven through everything we do and we know it’s the brilliant people at Genentech who make the great work here possible. Fostering belonging and an environment where everyone can succeed and bring their best selves to work is fundamental to our success. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our teams. Thanks again for your review and for your more than 10 years helping us improve the lives of all patients.


  3. "Patients and employees first"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operations 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    People, pipeline, science, culture, resources

    Cons

    Complex, early hours, decision making

  4. "Former Employee Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for career growth and development

    Cons

    Office politics and slow decision making process.

  5. "Great people and benefits"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Great work culture

    Cons

    Company moves slow. Decision making and promotions are slow

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  6. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay well and good benefits

    Cons

    Not very efficient and slow decision making

  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager 

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    - great culture - great benefits

    Cons

    - big company, sometimes slow decision making

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    "Renewed Commitment to Diversity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diversity Talent Discovery Partner in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership. Long-term strategy and pipeline. Great benefits and compensation. Work hard, play hard. Genentech concert. Collaborative colleagues. Global opportunities with Roche (parent company). Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Large, bureaucratic organization. Slow moving with decision making. Can be hard to navigate.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not the same company as it used to be"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great facilities in some parts of the campus, food is excellent, people in roles that are not global are happy, most individuals are great, and lots of employee perks

    Cons

    Global roles are very challenging with non-stop hours, impossible decision making, and leadership perspective that Genentech is just another affiliate now to Basel HQ.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work, too many layers for decision making"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Science driven, eager to incorporate cutting-edge technology

    Cons

    Poor management, too many layers for decision making

    Genentech Response

    Sr. Client Strategist

    Great to hear your appreciation! We are working hard to nurture and evolve our culture and are happy to hear your experience overall was positive. It’s important to us that our people feel inspired and passionate about their work. Thank you again for your review!

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