Gilead Sciences Employee Reviews

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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
Pros: Company subsidized gourmet food!
Cons: Contract position
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.
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fast paced environment
Clinical Trial Manager (Current Employee), Foster City, CAFebruary 23, 2016
Cons: work life balance
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
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Great work environment
Contractor, Finance - Biometrics (Former Employee), Foster City, CAOctober 30, 2015
Pros: company culture to develop employees
Cons: very deep organizational structure that hinders fast paced problem solving.
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.
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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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Toxic Culture
Quality Specialist 3 (Current Employee), Foster City, CAApril 27, 2016
Pros: good food
Cons: employees
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
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Awesome Company and Products - Little Development
Associate Manager (Current Employee), Foster City, CASeptember 22, 2015
Pros: People - food - products
Cons: Bay Area requires higher pay.
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.
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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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Outstanding Company - Difficult to Work for
Therapeutic Specialty Representative (Current Employee), Beverly Hills, CaJuly 10, 2015
Pros: Great Pipeline, Stock Plan, Good Salary
Cons: Intense Culture, Long Hours, High Sales Goals that are challenging to say the least
Depending on the division your in makes a difference in the job culture you are subjected to. IHD is the red headed step child of the organization and is treated poorly. Minimal support for Managed Care Contracting.
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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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Good Company, has it's flaws
QA (Current Employee), Foster City, CAJune 9, 2015
Pros: rapidly growing company, good benefits
Cons: no work life balance, poor management
The benefits and stock options here are great but the company culture and work life balance are pretty bad. Most employees are doing the work of 3 people and it is impossible to work just a normal 8 hours day. The workload is not only heavy but very demanding as alot of the work is very urgent.

The political nature of this company doesn't allow for quick progress unless a manager personally likes you. Promotions aren't based off of what you know or the work you put in, but instead on if that manager wants you to be promoted or likes you enough to do it.
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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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Great company culture with large are for growth
Associate Manager (Contract), HIV Medical Affairs (Former Employee), Foster City, CAMay 19, 2015
Pros: Great company culture, management and compensation
Cons: Contract employee
Gilead was a great work experience for me, especially as my first major company. Management not only managed, but also did a good portion of the work which made myself and fellow employees feel as though it was a team effort. There were definitely opportunities for advancement and the compensation was good.
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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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Great company to work for!
IT Research & Development Tech Intern (Former Employee), Foster City, CAJune 3, 2015
Pros: Awesome place, awesome people, what's not to love?
Cons: Nothing.
Great company to work for! I really enjoyed every part of my internship experience with Gilead! Working in IT for them gave me an opportunity to learn skills that I would not have gathered if I hadn't had an internship in the field.
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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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Very busy and long hours.
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), San Dimas, CAJuly 13, 2015
Pros: Great benefits
Cons: on call on weekends
Gilead is a very busy company. New construction, projects and manufacturing. Very good training opportunities. Community involvement is important.
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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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Very productive, very focused, doing two people's job for one
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate (Former Employee), Foster City, CAMarch 31, 2015
Pros: Job Security! Job Security! Job Security!
Cons: Long working hours, really hard work and difficult people to deal with or please. No work-life balance at all
Gilead is a great place to develop in your career and learn really fast. Depends on who your manager is, it can be a really great place to work (work hard) and learn. There is a very slow promotion process. Even if you ace your annual review every year, that could probably get you promoted in 4-5 years. The respect is a big issue at Gilead, although the culture is changing in the right direction.
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Headquarters
333 Lakeside Dr.
Foster City CA, United States 94404
Revenue
$5bn to $10bn (CAD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
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Gilead Sciences website