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Review averages

  • 53 employees say

    Excellent (27)
    50.943396226415%
    Good (14)
    26.415094339623%
    Satisfactory (10)
    18.867924528302%
    Subpar (2)
    3.7735849056604%
    3.80
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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Reviews for Genentech

Reviews - What employees say

3.80 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Getting very bad lately. Massive layoffs, reducing benefits, steep competition from people that can do it better and cheaper. Genentech has lost their Innovation.

Support from management

Forget about it! Don’t even bother speaking up or raising serious concerns.

Teamwork

Directors stab each other in the back and lie to get ahead.

Freedom to work independently

Not even exempt employees are allowed to exercise the smallest amount of discretion.

Overall compensation for your work

Career growth at Genentech means leaving the company.

Office / Work Environment

Compared to other bay area companies in this place is so old and nasty.

Work-Life Balance

They like to call it worklife integration. It means they give you a company laptop and cell phone and expect you to work all the time, even on paid time off, even on holidays, even if you’re sick.

Company Image

Getting worse as each new scandal comes to light.

Job Security

Nope, no loyalty to employees what so ever.

Workplace Safety

Management is aware of workplace safety issues and employees getting hurt and does nothing to correct the root cause.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity and inclusion is a joke at Genentech! Don’t look behind the curtain, it’s all smoke and mirrors.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Do the right thing, even when nobody’s looking!

What I dislike about the company

Human resources leadership is abysmal.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Genentech
  • City
    South San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the people who make those decisions are really good at their job. When I have something that I would like them to improve on, they do it before I even tell them to.

What I like about the company

My peers are really cooperative and understanding. For example, when I am unable to do something because of a family emergency they can push my deadline or most cases they do the work for me.

On-site, there is a fitness area in which I can go and exercise for free that have great A/C and equipment.

What I dislike about the company

Everything is absolutely perfect.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Genentech
  • City
    San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More flexible work environments, better health benefits with the company paying more of the financial burden. more access to onsite child care for lower income employees.

What I like about the company

The company really tries to make employees feel part of something important in the community and in the world. Genentech is the very first biotech company and as such is responsible for some of the biggest innovations in medicine including the discovery of humanized insulin and the first monoclonal antibody used to treat cancer, Avastin.

What I dislike about the company

Middle management needs help in making sure that employees are treated fairly and receive promotions and opportunities on a fair basis.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Genentech
  • City
    South San Francisco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 53 employees say

    Excellent (27)
    50.943396226415%
    Good (14)
    26.415094339623%
    Satisfactory (10)
    18.867924528302%
    Subpar (2)
    3.7735849056604%
    3.80
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Genentech
3.80
53 reviews

Industry average (Research and Development/Sciences)
3.31
23,723 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,944,000 reviews