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Courtesy of Genentech

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Genentech

The biotech giant has a “casual intensity” vibe, says one staffer. “We are a very fun company, but at the end of the day we all know our part in the mission”—making drugs for life-threatening illnesses. Every time a medicine is FDA approved, employees ring a bell at the same time in celebration. (That happened four times in the past year.)

Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

Rank last year

11

Years on list

19

HQ location

South San Francisco

Total employees

14,815

Job openings (as of February 2017)

1,268

Industry

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

-

Year founded

1976

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

12

Perks
offers
Unlimited sick days
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite medical care facility
Onsite childcare
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Medical facility at all locations
PTO for volunteering
Diversity
% Women52%
% Minorities47%
% African-American/Black4%
% Asian32%
% Caucasian/White52%
% Hispanic/Latino8%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races2%
% Unknown ethnicity1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO30
Total PTO after 5 years36
# Sick daysUnlimited
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers21
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Clinical Specialist
Avg. base pay (salaried)$131,166
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$35,000
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$166,166
Most common job (for hourly employee)Senior Manufacturing Technician
Avg. base pay (hourly)$57,353
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$5,617
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$62,970
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$1,486
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %8%
# of job applicants168,991
Avg. # of applicants per opening45
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally1,595
% Jobs filled by referral41
# New graduates hired59
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$10,000
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)40
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)32