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Genentech Overview

  • South San Francisco, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1976
  • Subsidiary or Business Segment
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $10+ billion (USD)

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. The little things we do every day add up to big ...

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2023 (#46), 2017 (#32), 2016 (#34), 2015 (#17), 2014 (#25), 2011 (#44), 2009 (#17)

Top CEOs: 2016 (#22)

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January 11, 2023
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We’re honored to be named Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2023 and to be recognized for fostering a vibrant environment for our employees to do their best work. Thanks to all of our employees who continue to breakthrough treatments for millions of patients.
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December 20, 2022
We have always built our comprehensive benefit around the needs of our employees so they can thrive at work and beyond. This was especially true during the pandemic and post-pandemic times. Our own Cori Davis, Chief People Officer shares how we continue to build a culture that supports and sustains mental, emotional, social, physical, and financial wellness for our employees.
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Active investment in frontier-level science, substantive academic collaborations aimed at making breakthrough discoveries that transform what is possible for patients and at-risk people before they


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Diversity & Inclusion at Genentech

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We firmly believe that embracing diversity and inclusion (D&I) drives innovation, improves scientific and clinical outcomes and contributes to equitable healthcare access for all.

Here at Genentech, that means fostering belonging within our own walls, advancing inclusive research and health equity in our industry at-large and transforming society through partnerships across healthcare, education and within all communities. Learn more about our 3 pillars below: 

  • Fostering Belonging: We are committed to sustaining an environment where scientific discovery can thrive, where the industry's most talented people can do their best work, and where innov
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    The interview was super easy. You usually go through 2 short interviews. They asked about very basic questions, like where you live, how you commute, and what your availability is. One question they asked was what you think good hospitality is.

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Genentech Awards & Accolades

  • The 50 Best Places to Work for New DadsFatherly.com2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune Magazine2015
  • 44 Healthiest Companies to Work For in AmericaGreatist.com2014
  • Top EmployerScience Magazine2014
  • Top Women in BiotechFierceBiotech2014

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What is paid time off like at Genentech?

...Good benefits and generous time off...

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Employees rate Genentech 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3,982 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2023, Genentech employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Genentech, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Genentech and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 85% of employees would recommend working at Genentech to a friend. This is based on 2,977 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

68% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Genentech as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Genentech.

75% of employees think that Genentech has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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