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    Employees of the biotech pioneer were the butt of an April Fool’s Day joke. Genentech posted a phony story on its intranet saying that goats would be used for campus landscaping. The company even asked employees to sign up to adopt a goat, saying research shows the creatures are more productive grazers when they interact with a human. With some real goats brought onsite that day, more than 300 employees signed up. Staffers loved the goat gag. “It’s GREAT working for a company that would bring in REAL goats for an April Fool’s joke,” one employee said. “Nice job Genentech. I love this place!”

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    Company Info

    CEO/Top Executive
    Ian Clark
    Rank last year6
    # of years on list17
    F500 Rank-
    Industry
    Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
    Year founded1,976
    Type of organization
    Private, Subsidiary
    Revenue (2014 or most recent year)
    $16.3 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.gene.com
    Total US employees12,895
    Full-Time jobs added in last year885
    Number of work sites-

    Perks

    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Offers college tuition reimbursement to employees
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women51.57%
    % Minorities43.63%
    % African-American3.89%
    % Asian30.15%
    % Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander0.24%
    % Caucasian or White52.91%
    % Hispanic/Latino7.76%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.29%
    % Two or more races1.30%
    Same-Sex Benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off

    Holidays
    13
    Vacation
    18
    Sick days
    Unlimited
    General PTO-

    Compensation

    Most common job (hourly)
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Avg. base pay (for hourly employee)$71,500
    Avg. extra comp. (for hourly employee)$7,550
    Most common job (salaried)
    Clinical Specialist
    Avg. base pay (for salaried employee)$123,000
    Avg. extra comp (for salaried employee)$65,000

    Hiring/Staffing

    FT voluntary turnover4.00%
    # of job applicants234,143
    Avg. # of applicants per opening64
    # of jobs filled3,592
    Jobs filled internally1,503
    % of jobs filled by referral20.00%
    # new graduates hired38
    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2015)993