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In an industry not known for its diversity, this subsidiary of Swiss drug giant Roche boasts 41% minority staff, and women make up 46% of its frontline managerial ranks. “Genentech is the most inclusive company I have ever worked for,” says one employee; others cherish the chance to “improve lives” through game-changing drugs.

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Company Info

Rank last year6
Years on list
20
HQ location
South San Francisco
Employees
14717
Job openings (as of February 2018)847
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)-
Year founded
1976
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites8
Websitehttp://www.gene.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
yes
Telecommuting
yes
Job sharing
yes
Subsidized childcare
yes
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
yes
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
yes
On-site medical care facility
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Health insurance for part-timers
yes
Sick days for part-timers
yes
College tuition reimbursement
yes
Student loan debt repayment
yes
Medical facility at all locations
no

Diversity

% Minorities48%
% African-American/Black4%
% Asian33%
% Caucasian/White52%
% Hispanic/Latino8%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO34
# Sick days
Unlimited
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Clinical Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$135,913
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$47,000
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$182,913

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth2%
# of job applicants159,496
Avg. # of applicants per opening38
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally42%
Jobs filled by referral22%
# New graduates hired83