Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 10, Large


South San Francisco, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

This South San Francisco biotechnology company gives its employees opportunities to directly interact with patients who have benefited from Genentech medicines. An annual IT staff retreat focuses on personal and professional development and celebrates the team's accomplishments. Genentech's yearlong Personal Excellence Program (PEP) encourages employees at all levels to develop a specific skill and/or quality through a guided plan.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 13,900

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 560

IT employee turnover in 2014: 8%

IT promotions in 2014: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $5,357