Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 6, Large


South San Francisco, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

Innovation is the name of the game at this South San Francisco-based biotechnology company, which develops medications for people with difficult-to-treat diseases. All employees are allotted approximately 12 hours per year for professional growth and development. One training opportunity is the Personal Excellence Program. Developed specifically for Genentech IT staffers, it's designed to help people increase self-awareness and embrace new behaviors; feedback helps participants deepen their learning along the way.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,500

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 561

IT employee turnover in 2013: 7%

IT promotions in 2013: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $5,000