2. Genentech (DNA)
What makes it so great?
Biotech leader has uncommonly loyal staffers. ìWild horses could not drag me away,î says one employee. Last year 537 employees took a six-week paid sabbatical, which is available for every six years of service.

Headquarters: South San Francisco
Top 3 (of 9) U.S. locations: South San Francisco, Vacaville , Oceanside
2005 revenue ($ millions): 6,633
Website: www.gene.com
U.S. employees 9,979
Employees outside U.S. 2
New jobs (1 year) 1,964
% job growth (1 year) 25
% voluntary turnover 6
Applicants 265,797
Most common job (salaried):
Research Associate
$76,000
Most common job (hourly):
Manufacturing Technician- Bioprocess
$54,900
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 150
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 43%
% women 50%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 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 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.