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Genentech
Genentech
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Rank: 36
Previous rank: 68
2011 revenue ($ millions): $13,772

What makes it so great?
This biotech firm inspires employees with tear-jerking presentations by patients whose lives have been helped by Genentech products. "There is a sense of purpose when you share clients' stories," says one employee. "We are all working toward the same goal: life."

Headquarters:
South San Francisco, CA
Website: www.gene.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
11,148
Employees outside U.S.
71
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
-448
% job growth (1 year)
-4%
% voluntary turnover
6%
Applicants
133,752
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
685
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Research Associate
$89,000
Most common job (hourly):
Sr. Manufacturing Technician - BioProcess
$80,000
Fully paid sabbaticals
Yes
Onsite child care
Yes
Health
100% health-care coverage
No
Onsite fitness center
Yes
Subsidized gym membership
Yes
Work-life
Job sharing program
Yes
Compressed workweek
Yes
Telecommuting
Yes
Diversity
% minorities
46%
% women
51%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
10
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
7
From the Feb. 4, 2013 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.

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