Gilead Sciences Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Currently working at Gilead Sciences"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Regulatory Affairs 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences for more than a year

    Pros

    Restricted stock units for new hire and good performance bonus

    Cons

    Heavy workload, poor work life balance, poor support and work environment for start up affiliate(serviced office), non-transparent performance evaluation (solicit feedback from stakeholders but do not get to provide any feedback in return)

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  2. "Inspiring mission"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge science, great products

    Cons

    Management and leadership not consistently strong. Self-promotion key to getting on.


  3. "Exciting TImes Ahead at Gilead"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are growing and changing! It's an exciting time to be at the company with our expansion into Oncology as well as several other initiatives. I am inspired by the leadership during Covid as well as the transparency and approachability of leadership.

    Cons

    If you find change challenging, we may not be right for you. If you are inspired and motivated by change, apply today!

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  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities, Lots of Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lean structure = lots of opportunities for advancement (but promotion raises are small) Relatively good diversity and inclusion with regards to race, sex, and lgbtq. Could be better with regard to race Compensation is strong and benefits are very good, even compared to biotechs and tech companies Company shut down is actually shut down time

    Cons

    Very fast turnarounds expected Weak product growth and poor stock performance Politics at the senior levels

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  5. "Great company culture."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Specialist in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good at what they do. C-suite was very transparent with mission, vision and strategy for the company. Growth opportunities were available, although slow to come around. Great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Personal growth opportunities were slow to happen. On average, it took more than 3 years to see any upward mobility within a job function.

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  6. "Beautiful campus"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior EHS Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and more potentials

    Cons

    work life balance is not that good

  7. "Great employer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - IT Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work environment. Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    A lot of unplanned projects

  8. "BioPharma opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilead Sciences full-time for less than a year

    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

  9. "Company seems adrift"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmaceutical Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Stable for now but unclear future

    Cons

    Not very good systems or processes

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  10. "Fine company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay seems to be better compared to many companies in the area.

    Cons

    Overall there is Poor Work-life balance

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