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Genentech

This biotech company’s inclusive culture is like a “sanctuary,” raves one employee. One division boasts a development program to foster minority representation in upper management, and overall, Genentech “focuses on its people.” Staffers are encouraged to offer suggestions via surveys to management about how to improve. And, according to most, management listens.

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Rank last year

8

Years on list

21

HQ location

South San Francisco

Employees

13,697

Job openings (as of February 2019)

3,818

Industry

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)

-

Year founded

1976

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

8

Perks
offers
Unlimited sick days
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Subsidized childcare
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
On-site medical care facility
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
Sick days for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
Diversity
% Minorities49%
% African-American/Black4%
% Asian34%
% Caucasian/White51%
% Hispanic/Latino8%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity-
Paid Time Off
General PTO35
# Sick daysUnlimited
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Clinical Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$139,494
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$66,307
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$205,801
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time and part-time job growth-5%
# of job applicants117,506
Avg. # of applicants per opening35
# New graduates hired28