Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 8, Large


South San Francisco, Calif. [Pacific]
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Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 3 for benefits
The IT team plays an integral role in helping this South San Francisco biotech company accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. Tech professionals work hand in hand with colleagues in business units to ensure that breakthrough medicines are developed and made available to patients as quickly as possible. IT does this by using innovative technologies such as a data-sharing system. Genentech fosters a collaborative environment so IT can successfully work with scientists to create innovative technical systems. The company offers extensive opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, with programs such as lunch-and-learn sessions that bring technologists and the research teams together.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,815

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 582

IT employee turnover in 2016: 6%

IT promotions in 2016: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $4,467

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%