Gilead Sciences Employee Reviews

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Expand skills base
CF Institutional Specialist (Current Employee) –  Jackson, MS, AR, AL, LA, and Memphis, TNJuly 13, 2016
Opportunity as Cystic Fibrosis Sales Representative with Gilead allowed me to enter a new disease state to gain experience and excel with new customers and tools to assist patients. Awarded President's Club in 2014 and selected to a coveted OLP home office CF Marketing Rotation in summer of 2015 to develop new speaker program for specific patient types in three areas. My territory includes MS, AL, AR, LA, and Memphis, TN, where I interact with CF Care Teams in academic centers and community based physicians treating CF in rural areas. Being able to provide a means to extend life for a patient is very fulfilling in the CF community.
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A hierarchical company
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 16, 2016
Fast growing company with small company mentality. Constantly feeling understaffed. Many employees have to take on multiple roles all the time. Too many directors / managers who only directs.
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loved working over there
Service-Now Developer (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAJune 9, 2016
Best place to work i loved working over there all employeeres are friendly. management was excellent. The best part of my job is My team. I am so fortunate to be part of a team that, despite everyone’s differences and eccentricities, manages to make every day at work seem like an episode of tosh.0.
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Challenging, Great Place to Work with a Mission Second to None
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAMay 6, 2016
Gilead is a challenging place to work, there is a high shake out rate. The mission of Gilead Sciences and its ability to consistently deliver make this a rewarding place to work.
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Absolutely amazing place to work
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  UxbridgeMay 4, 2016
Working Working in a team within a team of 6, providing implementation, development, guidance and support services to UK and EMEA-based business users, Global IS teams, Global Service Desk, and 3rd party support providers.

• Supervising all IT functions relative to 400 VIPs, Directors, Scientists and Sales Reps.
• Active Directory administration, VMware (VMSphere) administration , Horizon Client and VDI administration.
• Escalation point for other IT members reporting to directly to Gilead Management HQ in Paris.
• Worked closely with External Vendors with Major audits and compliance regulations.
• Working involvement of Microsoft Exchange Administrator, Active directory management and Mobile Iron device management, with heavy exposure to CISCO IP Telephony including administration of Cisco call manager Version 9.
• Vodafone site administrator, functions relating to Asset Management of all Mobile devices, associated billing accounts and identification codes for all devices.
• Procurement troubleshooting, administration and deployment of all Microsoft, iOS and Android devices.
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Toxic Culture
Quality Specialist 3 (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 27, 2016
The people and policies reflect a culture that is toxic to professionals. Asking questions is prohibited and career advancement is at the expense of personal dignity
Pros
good food
Cons
employees
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Productive and fun work environment
Clinical Project Assistant (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 26, 2016
I learned a great deal about clinical research conduct within the US and globally. I had the opportunity to work with a great individuals who shared their wealth of knowledge and support for my growth and progression.
Pros
Learning Opportunities
Cons
Limited room for advancement
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Oracle EBS Consultant
Oracle Apps SCM/OPM System Analyst (Current Employee) –  CAApril 18, 2016
Oracle EBS Functional and Technical.Good Job Culture.Participated in all Design phases of this project.
Learned more anout OPM and had adapted to different project reuirements,
We have a team size of 5 with developers and Functional consultants.
The harderst part of the job is to meet the complex req's which are solely in OPM .
The most enjoyable part of the job is despite stringent deadline we could meet all the req's and development with minor issues during Golive.
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Incredibly talented team & great work environment!
UI/UX Designer (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAApril 6, 2016
I was originally brought on as a Front-End Developer, however after working with management and assessing user needs based on UX analysis methods it was clearly evident that the current UI wasn't addressing the complex user needs. Gradually my position transitioned to redesigning the UI and conducting UX design research to gather data.

Overall my experience was great! I had the opportunity to work with and learn from talented and seasoned developers. A typical day would consist of brief in depth meetings to assess daily workloads & how to implement and leverage technologies such as Angular JS, JAVA, javascript libraries, UI design sprints and timelines.
Pros
Company subsidized gourmet food!
Cons
Contract position
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No career mobility
Biology, Senior Scientist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAMarch 24, 2016
Gilead Sciences does not encourage career mobility, if you stay in one division, you have little chance to move to other division, no matter you are good or not, no matter your skills fit in other division or not.
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fast paced environment
Clinical Trial Manager (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAFebruary 23, 2016
fast paced environment, high expectations, not enough work life balance, no WFH policy, different rules for different folks, not enough focus on employee development from managers due to pace of organization (managers themselves are swamped, and don't always know or have patience to understand employee's needs), not always objective, emphasis how one's image is portrayed to the team rather than collaborative approach of working together towards common goal, significant turn-over within organization
Cons
work life balance
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80 hour weeks
Java Lead Developer (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CANovember 18, 2015
Good pay but required burnout. People were good to work with. Housing was expensive. Weather was good. Silicon valley is good to put on resume.
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Great work environment
Contractor, Finance - Biometrics (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAOctober 30, 2015
Overall good work environment and company culture. Growing company with many opportunities. The company has a deep organizational structure that may inhabit fat paced problem solving and solution implementation. The people i worked with are very knowledgeable about the jobs and are easy to work with.
Pros
company culture to develop employees
Cons
very deep organizational structure that hinders fast paced problem solving.
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Great IT Team
IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAOctober 20, 2015
Was in a corporate environment with 3,500 end users. Had nice happy hour Fridays with food so we could meet other employees on a social environment.
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Awesome Company and Products - Little Development
Associate Manager (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CASeptember 22, 2015
Overall, I love working at Gilead. I love the people. I love the products. I love the work they do in emerging markets and indigent domestic markets.

Advancement is gradual and consistent with an established companies.
Pros
People - food - products
Cons
Bay Area requires higher pay.
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Simply too much
Director (Former Employee) –  Foster City, CAAugust 24, 2015
Great products, great pipeline, too much hard driving toward the goals. There needs to be a more grown-up approach to drug development because the scale of a start-up can't apply to a mature company.
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Fast paced environment
Stability Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAAugust 16, 2015
A typical day at work includes last minute projects and deadlines. Must work quickly and efficiently to complete all necessary work.
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Great Company
Associate Manager (Current Employee) –  Foster City, CAAugust 16, 2015
Very Hectic at work due to number of projects one has to deal everyday. Multi-tasking is required. So much to learn from cross functional teams. The Location is the best.
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Great company
Oncology Therapeutic Specialist (Current Employee) –  DCAugust 8, 2015
Great Company to work for, excellent pay, benefits, work life balance, management, small territory, company car, coworkers, travel, products are superior, etc.
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Excellent place to work. Great work, people and opportunities
Manufacturing Technician II (Former Employee) –  Oceanside, caAugust 6, 2015
In downstream purification, Weigh/Dispense Chemicals for Purification of Cell derived products by Chromatography processes: Pro A, SPHP, Capto Q, UFDF. Typical process takes three weeks. Excellent management team. Great workers and working environment. Company treats employees very well.
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3.8
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