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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.

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