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To ensure employees at this biotech and drug company are up-to-date with the latest research, it gives $10,000 in tuition reimbursement every year. Genentech also provides resources for employees to publish academic papers. And to ensure its scientists don’t get burned out, the company offers six-week paid sabbaticals after six years. Employees can use these sabbaticals for their own research or vacations. Senior VP of development sciences Sara Kenkare-Mitra spent her sabbatical teaching dance to children with disabilities. Read the Great Place to Work review.

Company Information

HQ Location
South San Francisco, Calif.
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Type of Organization
Year Founded1,976
Web Address
Total # of Employees
Best Companies Rank9
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% of Women52%
% of Women in Executive Positions45%
% of Women in Manager Positions40%
% of Minorities46%
% of Minorities in Executive Positions25%
% of Minorities in Manager Positions36%

Race and Ethnicity Groups

% African-American/Black4%
% Asian31%
% Hispanic/Latino8%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Two or More Races1%
% Caucasian/White55%