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Headquarters South San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By Roche
Founded 1976
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 35 years.

At Genentech, we use human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, we are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

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Changing the Course of Medicine
When you work at Genentech, you'll come to understand that changing the course of medicine requires the kind of inspiration that can only come from a combined commitment to patients, science and people.
Everything we do at Genentech is driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of patients. Their individual stories inspire our researchers to do groundbreaking science and motivate us all to continue developing new treatment options for people with serious or life-threatening diseases. It's the tireless mother who gives her kids 100 percent while hiding the pain from rheumatoid arthritis. It's a young boy coming to grips with cystic fibrosis. It's a new grandfather who just learned he has stage IV colon cancer. These are the people who remind us of what we do and why — day after day.
The passion that drives Genentech is the belief that the science of life — biology — holds the keys to solving life's toughest health challenges. Innovative science is the basis of our existence and the foundation for our future. To achieve our goals, we approach opportunities and challenges with an open mind, challenge the status quo, champion new ideas and take prudent risks. And, while we recognize that failure is a possible outcome, we focus our attention on long-term success and the difference we can make in the lives of patients.
Succeeding in the work we do requires exceptional people. We bring together the most talented employees we can find, and then we provide them with the opportunity to be themselves. We do this by encouraging diversity in all its forms — thought, skill, experience, culture and style. Each individual strengthens Genentech by offering unique and meaningful perspectives. In fostering this type of environment, we feel our employees are able to deliver their greatest contributions to Genentech and, most importantly, to our patients.
Working here is living a Life Inspired.

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Pros: Pros of working here is that you get access to top talent and technologies. Everyone here is so incredibly smart that a lot of ideas can be casually developed if you establish good relationships.

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
Innovation Awards: Corporate Use of Innovation, The Economist, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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