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    Approximately 340 of the biotech company’s employees spend an hour each week mentoring students from South San Francisco elementary schools. Adrienne Melton, senior planning and execution manager, has participated in the program since joining Genentech in 2011; she spent three of those years mentoring the same student. Serving for a sustained stretch of time, says Melton, has enabled her to see “the lasting impact of my volunteer work.” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Industry
    Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
    Sector
    Biotechnology
    Year founded1,976
    HQ location
    South San Francisco, Calif.
    Type of org
    Private
    # of work sites
    12
    U.S. employees
    13,704
    Global employees
    13,720
    Web addresswww.gene.com

    Philanthropy

    Total company donations$252,700,000
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    yes
    Max PTO for volunteering-
    Company matches employee contribution
    yes
    Total amount matched (past 12 mo)$2,776,916
    Avg match/employee$202.6