100 Best Companies to Work For
Genzyme
Rank: 51 (2005 rank: N.A.)
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Headquarters: Cambridge, MA
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Midsized Companies Rank: 22
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 2,200
U.S. Sites: 40
Website: http://www.genzyme.com
What makes it so great?
Environmentalism hits home at this biotech firm, whose headquarters recently moved into a new "green" building that uses far less water and electricity and has a top-floor cafeteria with sweeping views of Boston.
U.S. employees 5,399
Employees outside U.S. 2,250
% minorities 24
% women 55
New jobs (1 year) 416
% job growth (1 year) 9
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 50
% voluntary turnover 7
Applicants 61,902
Most common job (salaried) Researcher $85,499
Most common job (hourly) Cytogenetic Technicians/Technologists $56,740
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.