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On average, employees at Genentech give their company a 4.1 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Genentech employees are Systems Specialists submitting an average rating of 3.9.

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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 54 Genentech Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
4.0
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.2
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Techno Functional Consultant

"I was a Senior Consultant there and worked on the CRM Module of Genentech. It was very interesting and a good experience."

Systems Administrator

"The best experienc I have had at a company so far."

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"The Team I worked with I got to know very well and we were all really supportive of each other while working on projects."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Having a background in the tools Genentech use on their projects such as MQC, Clearquest, and LiveLink is very helpful."

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"There was a lot of down time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Having better communication between the programmers and testers would help projects to be completed more efficiently."

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
Genentech (81)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is Harlem Hospital Center (14)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Nightingale Home Healthcare (12)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (10,768)
Assistant Controller

"Was a great company."

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"Great people, empowered to run your group,"

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"If you do well, they keep you in the same position, little opportunity to learn other parts of business"

Financial Analyst

"Interesting to look back on an previous employer you would like to work with again."

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"This was only a contract position and it don't rehire contractor within a three years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If a manager is willing to rehire you go for it that is team dynamic."

Regional Field Sales Engineer

"Good employer let go of about 50 people at one time first layoff in 50 years"

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"They were very fair"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a very traditional Japanese company You will say please and thank you or you will not get hired"

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"I was doing a good job, and was told so till I was let go"

Marketing Communications Manager

"Lots of stress, but the money was good."

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"Great employees; very hard working."

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"The hours, the commute, and the stress."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Trust people to do their jobs."

Senior Business Analyst

"Genentech continues to evolve as it expands, which is a good thing"

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"Challenge and diversity of the place. There is always something going on there. Exemplary science at work. Genentech support activities from development (of new products), through the clinical phase, laboratory work and manufacturing. Great potential for growth."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show your passion and enthusiasm when you interview."

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"HR definitely needs more resources to address the shear volume of applications.Not much of a corporate image outside of the biotech world. They could definitely toot their horn more for all the things they have accomplished."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remove the silos that limit departmental growth. Define the structure. There are too many QA legs, engineering legs, compliance legs and hence a lack of good communication sometimes."

Contractor

"IT IS A GOOD COMPANY"

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"EQUALITY AND RESPECT"

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"IT IS POLITICAL AND FULL OF ASIAN"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"BE MORE OPEN MIND"

Storage Systems Administrator

"Genentech is my second family."

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"The culture and the flexibilities"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself. It's not about what you learn. It's about if you are the person who can learn and grow in the company."

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"The people are what make working interesting and awarding."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Trust your employee and protect them as they are a member of your family"

Senior Clinical Specialist

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Great company to work for but went from 12,000 employees to 92,000 employees. Not as easy to know everyone and feel like you have an impact."

Reimbursement Analyst

"Great organization"

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"Support people going back to school. Education is important."

SQL Developer

"This was the best of all, considering the diversity of people and systems involved."

Supervisor

"Best company ever!"

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"Great recognition for efforts!!!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest and give good examples."

Documentation Specialist

"Helpful"

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"Great company and great people"

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"When they eliminated my position"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To put their feet in other's shoes"

Pharmaceutical Technician

What do you like about working at Genentech?

"teamwork,success rate, and work environment"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know your stuff."

What don't you like about working at Genentech?

"the move to oregon"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Roche is top notch, they got their priorties set."

Genentech Reviews FAQs

Is Genentech a good company to work for?

Genentech has an overall rating of 4.1 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 54 Genentech Review Ratings left anonymously by Genentech employees, which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 93% of employees would recommend working at Genentech.

Does Genentech pay their employees well?

Genentech employees earn $75,000 annually on average, or $36 per hour, which is 14% higher than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 31 Genentech employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Genentech Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Genentech?

93% of employees would recommend working at Genentech with the overall rating of 4.1 out of 5. Employees also rated Genentech 4.0 out of 5 for Company Culture, 4.0 for Rewards You Receive, 3.6 for Growth Opportunities and 4.2 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Genentech?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Genentech is a Vice President at $251,000 annually. Browse Genentech Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Genentech?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Genentech is a Summer Intern at $26,000 annually. Browse Genentech Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Genentech?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Genentech to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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