Gilead Sciences Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. , is an American biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Foster City, California that researches, develops and commercializes drugs. The company focuses primarily on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and influenza, including Harvoni and Sovaldi. Gilead is a member of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and the S&P 500.

Leaders are volatile and explosive at Gilead Sciences, and the culture allows for them to disrespect and demean employees/contractors. HR leads the charge on treating people terribly, HRBPs and Executive Assistants leaking privileged employee situations to anyone who will listen. There's NO leadership training or development - it doesn't matter how you do your job only how much you kiss up to the leaders. They promote the person who sucks up the most not the person who performs the best. They like to say that relationships are key to success but what they mean to succeed it's all about who you know and how well you play their game.


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IT (Current Employee) says

"This is a very toxic workplace. It’s impossible to do anything without needless layers of approvals . For such a new building, it is very poorly built and many areas are woefully outdated. They also have worked employees to the bone during the pandemic and have forced us into many unsafe conditions for profit. Run far away from this place! Cons: Horrible backstabbing toxic environment"

Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) says

"I currently work for Gilead and I know that this company won't give people outside chances they believe their employees when ask about someone else that employee can lie just for other people won't get hired and I know this because I've heard stories of people lying about a potential candidate but didn't make it because of an employee that talked bad about that person just so they won't get hired Cons: nothing"

Sr. Network Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Pms are worst to work with"

PDM contractor (Current Employee) says

"Gilead hires and staffs a lot of contractors, and they segregate contractors from Full Time Employees in the workspace. For example, all full time employees in my building have cubicles but contractors have to sit in work tables, which are open spaces where people have full visibility of your workspace and computer"

Sr. Cardiovascular Specialist - NashvilleTerr. (Former Employee) says

"Company is said to withhold lifesaving treatments from patients to keep new products from cannibalizing sales of older products. No value is given toward merit based promotions. Most promotions are to people in"

It (Former Employee) says

"L’ambiance est horrible dans tous les services, on sent un mal être général et du coup les gens sont agressifs , je n’avais qu’une envie le matin en arrivant c’était de repartir, de m’enfuir en courant. Cons: L’ambiance, le climat très bizarre"

Engaged as IT Security Consultant (Former Employee) says

"Poor management and work environment. Vindictive security director that didn't know what security is all about, but would ask staff to do stuff that have not been thoroughly planned out!"

SHIADABARI (Current Employee) says

"In Asian org., I'm not sure that it is easy to get in but sure that very very easy to get fired."

Drug-Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) says

"ilead is fast paced and busy workplace, everyone is expected to work hard and work lean. The first 3 years that i was there I was moved to 3 different bosses, 3 reorganization and 1 layoff. It's consistently changing and you need to be able to keep up. It gets really stressful when FDA is there which is true for other company that goes to the same process. As far as my department is concern, I like that even the lower level person can speak with higher management and they listen as they are open to ideas. You learn a lot and you can advance if you are eager and willing to follow the company culture, can play politics and go above and beyond your role, there is no balance in your work/life. When I wake up I find email sent late at night, way early in the morning, weekends and sometimes text messages even while on vacation asking me about work which can be communicated in work hours or when I get back, sometimes be given task with very little time to work on or late in the afternoon expected to be done on that day given no option but to stay late, when again this can wait until the next work day. If you are ready for this kind of work process then this place is for you. Cons: boring job"

Senior Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says

"The most discouraging place I ever worked, A company chock full of individuals that are not collaborating, and encourage a trickle down system of information. Cons: Alot"

Applicant (Former Employee) says

"I have applied numerous times for positions within Gilead never to receive even a phone interview. I suspect discrimination. Cons: Too many to list"

Project Manager (Current Employee) says

"Be prepared to be a yes person. If you do not agree with them, they will throw you under the bus at first chance to make themselves look good. I don't believe in making yourself look good by making someone else look lousy contractor or FTE. Your work will speak for itself. Quid Pro Quo is the key (contractor) pays for a manager to fly to an event in India all expenses paid by the contractor which is still at present, working at Gilead working on the same projects and very close with the said manager (Hiking, hanging out, etc.). Then you have family working in the same department, maybe not with the same "manager" but under the same department umbrella. From what I understand, Gilead just revamped their compliance department. HR may want to take a look at this as it does upset the work environment, which puts a damper on the department. Employees are not able to be themselves or vent with one another for fear of relative, letting the other know who works for an executive in the same department; therefore, they could lose their job. We are required to take a course from day one speaking about receiving gifts from both internal and external parties (including contractors) does this only apply to individual employees and contractors? As for inclusiveness, it is a joke; it is all for show if you don't believe me pull the data on ethnicity, and you will see what for yourself. Managers do not work with you to help you achieve your goals to advance up the ladder, as stated in your one on one reviews. I can't say to work for them or not. But, if you have integrity, you may want to"

Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) says

"Do not quit your job for them! They will use you and dump you when they're done with you. Very predidous! They've gone through more people than I care to count. Cons: Evil"

Responsable transparence (Former Employee) says

"Engagé comme Responsable Transparence au sein du service juridique, j'ai été accueilli d'une manière déplorable par l'ensemble du service dont la manager. Cons: Accueil déplorable"

Sales Representative (Former Employee) says

"This company hires sales managers with no experience. Some of them don’t even last a year or two. Goals are unattainable"

Confidential (Former Employee) says

"Truly a horrific corporate culture, you will be paid well but you will be their indentured servant, company does not value humanity, only the profit margins matter, being there is like living in Game of Thrones no joke bring your brass knuckles if you are going to work here Cons: Widespread corruption and mafioso type behaviors"

Regulatory (Former Employee) says

"Good compensation and benefits but horrible culture and management. They don't care about the well-being of the employees. Nothing matters except that the work gets done - and fast. No flexible working or working from home policy. Very stressful place. Lots of burnout. Cons: Everything else"

QA Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) says

"a bunch of bullies, liars, cheaters, thieves. Very poor quality of people work here from the top to the bottom. The mgmt is not willing to listen to employees. Do not support their staff. Cons: Bullying exists"

Manager - Medical Writer (Current Employee) says

"The pay is decent here, however, there is a reason most people know someone who worked there. The culture is cut throat, hostile, and resistant to any change. The company has grown significantly over the last few years, but still operates as a small company, with little of the necessary technical infrastructure and minimal cross-departmental cooperation."

QC Chemist (Current Employee) says

"Desperation and lack of alternative opportunities are good reasons to work here. Avoid if possible, other companies are much better. Cons: Culture culture culture"

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