Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 3, Large


South San Francisco, Calif. [Pacific]
Credit: Marla Aufmuth

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 1 for benefits
This South San Francisco biotech company creates many opportunities for its IT workers to apply creativity and analytical thinking to complex issues, such as personalized healthcare. Employees can participate in the Personal Excellence Program (PEP), a 10-month self-development program in which employees and management support one another in developing select skills and qualities. IT employees also can take part in off-site volunteer projects and other events organized through the company's Community Champions program.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 573

IT employee turnover in 2015: 9%

IT promotions in 2015: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $5,236

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 18

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 18

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 89%