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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.

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    Company Info

    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
    Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.

    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