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Forty-year-old biotech firm surveyed employees before breaking ground on a new 68,000 square-foot employee center. Among the suggested features to be included: a farmers market, beauty spa, pool tables, massage chairs, televisions, a fitness center with saunas and steam rooms, a primary and urgent care clinic, and a career development hub. Workers enjoy on-campus amenities like nap pods, a new coffee bar, and a cafeteria with Indian and vegan cuisine. Genentech offers a bike storage room and lockers and showers, and pays cyclists $12 each day they commute. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year9
# of years on list
18
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Year founded1,976
CEO/Top executive
Ian Clark
HQ location
South San Francisco, California
Type of organization
Private, Subsidiary
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$17.3 billion
Web addresshttp://www.gene.com
Total U.S. employees
13,704
Total employees outside the U.S.
16
Full-time jobs added in last year
813
FT job growth in the past year
6%
Number of work sites
12

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
yes
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
yes
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Location of medical facility
Headquarters and some locations
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$10,000
Offers paid time off for volunteering
yes
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women52
% Minorities46
% African-American/Black
3.9
% Asian
31.9
% Caucasian/White
53.4
% Hispanic/Latino
8.1
% Native American/Alaska Native
0.3
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.4
% Two or more races
1.6
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
14
Vacation
18
Sick days
Unlimited
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
36

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Senior Clinical Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$140,486
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$45,000
Total pay (salaried position)$185,486.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Senior Manufacturing Technician - BioProcess
Avg. base pay (hourly)$55,723
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$5,572
Total pay (hourly position)$61,295

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)1,000
# of job applicants
247,818
Avg. # of applicants per opening
62
FT voluntary turnover
4%
# of jobs filled
3,231
Jobs filled internally
1,463
% of jobs filled by referral
38%
# new graduates hired42

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)50
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)40