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Genentech has a clear-cut mission statement: “Work hard, play hard, and give back.” The biotech giant has earned its place on Fortune’s Best Companies list for 22 years.

The pioneering science at the heart of the firm is, of course, a part of the reason its employees rave about its work culture. But it’s the extra effort that really makes a difference to workers. (One employee states that Genentech covers 100% of transportation costs to and from work.)

Benefits abound. Genentech’s 401(k) program offers a baseline 6% match—and then as much as 4% in additional contributions. The company is also on a deal spree for exciting science in the biopharma space, including genetic treatments for cancer and brain diseases.

Read the Great Place to Work review.

Company Info

Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
Rank last year45
Years on list
22
HQ location
South San Francisco
Employees13,638
Job openings (as of February 2020)3,607
Industry
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)-
Year founded
1976
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites8
Websitehttps://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

% Women53.9%
% Minorities49.3%
% African-American/Black3.9%
% Asian33.4%
% Caucasian/White50.7%
% Hispanic/Latino8.6%
% Native American/Alaska Native0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.6%
% Two or more races2.5%
% Unknown ethnicity-
Date info provided
Aug. 27, 2019

Paid Time Off

PTO limit (days)35
# Sick days
Unlimited

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Senior Clinical Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$160,293
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$63,875
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$224,168

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time and part-time job growth-4%
# of job applicants135,308
Avg. # of applicants per opening38
# New graduates hired58