Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2021

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3.8
73%
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Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day
Daniel O’Day
218 Ratings
Pros
  • "great money, great benefits, professionals that know what they are doing(in 75 reviews)

  • "The company has very good benefits(in 49 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance is not that good(in 144 reviews)

  • "Poor upper management and no sense of team work among peers(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year
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      BioPharma opportunity

      Jan 6, 2021 - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to move laterally and gain broad experience

      Cons

      To be successful, should be tolerant of change as company expands into new areas of research, new modalities, new markets

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Inspirational place to work

      Jul 21, 2021 - Senior Sales Executive in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Life changing products developed with people at the core of the business. Open communication culture with a willingness to listen at all levels.

      Cons

      Career development is limited and opportunities are generally outsourced.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A good place to work

      Nov 24, 2019 - Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff, great perks, cutting edge science

      Cons

      AS with any big organisation convoluted decision making

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Gilead Sciences

      Oct 21, 2021 - Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity, upward mobility for some, products that help: unmet medical needs/people who truly need help and cannot find it elsewhere, strong benefits package.

      Cons

      Human Resources seems not to support employees, rather serves mostly to manage risk. Work life balance is not strong. Rely on consultants and temp employee too much.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Impactful and fast paced working enviornment

      Oct 17, 2021 - Associate Scientist in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      Large impact on patients lives due to drugs quickly being brought to clinic

      Cons

      Heavy workload due to aggressive timelines and lean staffing philosophy

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Getting Better all the time

      Oct 16, 2021 - Executive Director in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      New culture emerging CEO and CFO who care Innovation welcome Friendly

      Cons

      Historical "tough" culture Business challenges Potential cost cutting COVID has been disruptive

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company

      Oct 12, 2021 - Clinical Data Associate II in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      Good environment and supportive staff.

      Cons

      Not enough room for growth.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of Opportunities, few rewards

      Oct 7, 2021 - Associate Director in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities due to small team. If you are very hard working and intelligent, Gilead provides ample opportunity to showcase talent to many people. Great benefits, which are what keep me at Gilead. Along with the very intelligent and collaborative people you can learn from cross-functionally. Compensation is superior to that of Genentech at the lower levels but equal at the higher levels. Teams are very equitable and there is a good amount of focus on DE&I. C Suite/EVPs (e.g. Dan, Andy, Johanna, Merdad, Jyoti, etc) seem to know what they are doing. Several of the new VP levels feel a little lost.

      Cons

      Lots of responsibilities due to small team, which requires flexibility. Promotions slow to obtain. If you are an exceptional employee, you get a promotion in 1-2 years (if lucky). However, the Team is growing so fast with lots of external talent, but these external recruits due to the competitive job market are less experienced and accepted with less rigor. They also attain very high titles. This leaves older very high performing Gilead employees training their managers and feeling snubbed of a promotion (Gilead does provide short term incentives, which help the high performers but in the long run it doesn’t make up for the differrnce). Eventually you train your manager to do his/her job and he/she with less experience is telling you what to do.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Opportunities to Grow

      Oct 8, 2021 - Learning and Development 
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      Pros

      Great company,and Growing a ton!

      Cons

      Through growth comes growing pains.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Expect to work hard here

      Oct 7, 2021 - Procurement Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Remuneration The people Impressive CEO and executive leadership team Growing fast

      Cons

      Employs too many contractors Work life balance not always great

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