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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