43. Genzyme (GENZ)
What makes it so great?
This biotech, which focuses on rare genetic disorders, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006 with events at all locations. From 96% to 98% of employees have been given stock options every year for the past 15 years.

Headquarters: Cambridge, Mass.
Top 3 (of 46) U.S. locations: Framingham , Cambridge , Allston
2005 revenue ($ millions): 2,700
Website: www.genzyme.com
U.S. employees 5,920
Employees outside U.S. 2,616
New jobs (1 year) 519
% job growth (1 year) 10
% voluntary turnover 9
Applicants 62,385
Most common job (salaried):
Researcher/Scientist
$85,973
Most common job (hourly):
Cytogenetic Technicians/Technologists
$57,670
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 80
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 23%
% women 55%
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.