100 Best Companies 2020-Genentech
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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 list22
    HQ locationSouth San Francisco
    Job openings (as of February 2020)3,607
    IndustryBiotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)-
    Year founded1976
    Type of organizationPrivate
    Number of work sites8


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysYes
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsYes
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentYes
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % 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 providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)35
    # Sick daysUnlimited


    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