Genentech Reviews

Updated May 13, 2022

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4.3
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Genentech Chief Executive Officer Alexander Hardy
Alexander Hardy
386 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great package great benefits great ppl(in 309 reviews)

  • "company has a good work-life balance(in 274 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "must be good at work life balance(in 125 reviews)

  • "Middle management has no decision making power(in 81 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
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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
      Current Employee

      Great Company!!

      Jan 11, 2021 - Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, Amazing support from management

      Cons

      I have no cons, working at Genentech is great!

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good experience

      Mar 21, 2016 - Intern - Hourly 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great environment, the location is near the bay, great food, they have Chinese, Japanese and Mexican food.

      Cons

      the task is too specific, some times you are assigned a specific area's work, which may be challenge but may also be boring.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to work!

      Mar 9, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work hard, play hard culture. Passion for Patients

      Cons

      Work-life Balance - High Workload

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful culture

      May 13, 2022 - Therapeutic Area Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture. Very big on work/life balance and not a huge push on sales numbers. More patient care. Very refreshing in this industry.

      Cons

      Almost too little numbers focus. Never really sure how you are doing sales wise compared to others

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work with

      May 9, 2022 - External Quality 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of perks and other benefits.

      Cons

      South San Francisco campus doesn't offer many opportunities.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Benefits, Great Place to Work

      May 10, 2022 - Group Operational Excellence Partner in South San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great benefits, flexibility to work remotely depending on the nature of the role. Covid-19 task force clearly communicates expectations for working on site. Safety and well-being are most important.

      Cons

      Some organizations within the company have a difficult time implementing feedback.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      One of the best places I have ever worked!

      May 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and benefits, opportunity for advancement (if you work for it and seek it - don't wait for it to come to you), supportive leadership.

      Cons

      Not all roles stayed remote, though I do think many more could be and that this would improve/maintain employee morale.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      May 4, 2022 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teamwork, patient benefit focused, great benefits

      Cons

      Not much of a con but decision making clarity would be good

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great pay, Great managers, Great benefits

      May 1, 2022 - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      The benefits are great and the company really go the extra mile to show that they care about their employees. From free ferries to good health care the benefits here is first class. I feel very relaxed here and still doing top notch science.

      Cons

      Bad IT department. Loads of stupid HR trainings that don't mean anything. Just a complete waste of time.

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    Genentech has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 3,672 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Genentech to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

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