Genentech Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 13 Sep 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. COVID-19

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Principal Manager 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

    Inspiring work, great teams, good manager

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult at times especially during this pandemic


  3. "Great place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Smartest colleagues Tremendous resources Work life balance

    Cons

    It will take years to get promoted. Also one ll get little exposure to different functions

  4. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Content Management in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Genentech for more than a year

    Pros

    Genentech cares about work-life balance and places a really big emphasis on career development.

    Cons

    Although I think there's been a great improvement, contractors can't participate in as many events as the full-time employees

  5. "Good place to learn"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Scientific Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, so many activities

    Cons

    Not so many opportunities for contractor become regular empolyee

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Very progressive and great innovative company"

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

    I have been working at Genentech full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, generous 401k and buses all around Bay Area. Company at least has one of the best research focus in the industry and has amazing products in pipeline.

    Cons

    Revenue risk due to bio-similars leading to reorganizations, investments in research may not pay off,

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  7. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of development opportunities Great remuneration structure

    Cons

    Very competitive environment No work / life balance

  8. "Good company with stretched out projects"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Data Analyst in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance Friendly employees Focus on well being No strict constraints on work hours Flexible scheduling encourages

    Cons

    Projects tend to take time to pick up Lots of meetings that don't seem productive

  9. "Great company"

    3.0
    Current Contractor - BOPM in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Genentech

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and great managers.

    Cons

    High expectations without sometimes a lot of guidance.

  10. "Work at Genentech"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genentech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is Great Work Life balance

    Cons

    Slow to move up in organization

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