Genentech Employee Reviews about "decision making"

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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Genentech Chief Executive Officer Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
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  • "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. 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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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Mission and Focus on Science

      Jan 13, 2021 - Senior Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of career opportunities to work globally.

      Cons

      slow decision making and multiple levels of decision making

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

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

      Jul 22, 2020 - Director 
      Recommend
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      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

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      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.

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Patients and employees first

      Jun 15, 2020 - Technical Operations 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, pipeline, science, culture, resources

      Cons

      Complex, early hours, decision making

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Former Employee Review

      May 16, 2020 - Senior Finance Manager in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities for career growth and development

      Cons

      Office politics and slow decision making process.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great people and benefits

      Dec 12, 2019 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and benefits. Great work culture

      Cons

      Company moves slow. Decision making and promotions are slow

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company

      Sep 13, 2019 - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay well and good benefits

      Cons

      Not very efficient and slow decision making

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Aug 22, 2019 - Senior Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great culture - great benefits

      Cons

      - big company, sometimes slow decision making

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Renewed Commitment to Diversity

      Aug 14, 2019 - Diversity Talent Discovery Partner in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      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.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Not the same company as it used to be

      Jul 12, 2019 - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      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.

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