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    The biotech giant has a “casual intensity” vibe, says one staffer. “We are a very fun company, but at the end of the day we all know our part in the mission”—making drugs for life-threatening illnesses. Every time a medicine is FDA approved, employees ring a bell at the same time in celebration. (That happened four times in the past year.)

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    Company Info

    Rank last year11
    Years on list
    19
    HQ location
    South San Francisco
    Total employees14,815
    Job openings (as of February 2017)1,268
    Industry
    Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
    Year founded
    1976
    Type of organization
    Private
    Number of work sites12
    Websitehttp://www.gene.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    yes
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    yes
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Medical facility at all locations
    no
    Onsite childcare
    yes
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    PTO for volunteering
    no
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes

    Diversity

    % Women52%
    % Minorities47%
    % African-American/Black4%
    % Asian32%
    % Caucasian/White52%
    % Hispanic/Latino8%
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    <1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    <1%
    % Two or more races
    2%
    % Unknown ethnicity
    1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO30
    Total PTO after 5 years
    36
    # Sick days
    Unlimited
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers
    21
    # Sick days for part-timers-

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Clinical Specialist
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$131,166
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$35,000
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)$166,166
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Senior Manufacturing Technician
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$57,353
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$5,617
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)$62,970
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$1,486

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %8%
    # of job applicants168,991
    Avg. # of applicants per opening45
    FT voluntary turnover5%
    Jobs filled internally1,595
    % Jobs filled by referral41
    # New graduates hired59
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed$10,000

    Training

    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)40
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)32