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Company Updates

  • Earlier this month we were thrilled to welcome Alexander Hardy as our Chief Executive Officer! Alexander is focused on continuing to foster an environment where scientific innovation can thrive and ensuring patients with serious diseases have access to the breakthrough medicines they need. Learn more about the exciting work we're doing and our commitment to science, patients, and our people by following the link below.


    Breakthrough science. One moment, one day, one person at a time.

  • We're grateful to our employees for naming us to Great Place to Work and Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies for more than two decades! Read the full list below.

    100 Best Companies to Work For 2019

    Our 100 Best Companies to Work For 2019 list, in partnership with Great Place to Work, features Salesforce, T-Mobile, Dropbox, and more.

  • We're inspired by the many talented people working here to do now what patients need next. Meet some of the faces who motivate us each and every day!

    Genentech: Topics | Our People

    These are the stories - of obstacles and opportunities - that celebrate the people who work here.

  • Our ability to bring transformative medicines to patients depends on the positive experience, engagement, and resilience of everyone who works here. Learn more from Nancy Vitale, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, about our holistic approach to wellbeing at work.

    Experiments In Wellbeing

    From bathtubs in ancient Greece to falling apples, the history of science is full of storied "Eureka" moments. Of course, the reality behind these big breakthroughs is rarely so instantaneous: The process of scientific discovery is more often long, intense and punctuated by failure. Scientists might go decades or even a lifetime without achieving their goals.

  • We're partnering with Adaptive Biotechnologies—a pioneer in immunosequencing—to develop a type of cellular therapy for cancer that targets #neoantigens. Read more about the science behind our collaboration in "A New Age for Neoantigens."

    A New Age for Neoantigens

    Progress in medicine requires going beyond what's known in order to reveal new fundamental truths about human biology. Today, no area encapsulates this search better than cancer immunotherapy. "The rate of discovery in this space is shocking," says Ira Mellman, Ph.D., Vice President, Cancer Immunology.

  • In case you missed it, our very own Sara Kenkare-Mitra, SVP of Development Sciences was named one of FiercePharma's Fiercest Women in Life Sciences for 2018! This recognition is the product of her trailblazing work in pharmacology and her pursuit of a lifelong dream to deliver medicines to those who need them most. Read more about Sara below.

    Dreams from Mumbai

    As one the first local physicians in his state to be trained in Western medicine, her grandfather had seen it all. He was a community doctor who, as Sara puts it, "did very little for his own pockets."

  • Creating a positive workplace for our employees is helping us continue to develop breakthrough medicines for people in need. We’re excited to share our employees helped name us on Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work's list for #BestWorkplaces for Women. Check it out:


    Employees say: "Leadership advocates for work life balance, encourages employees to have robust development plans, strong executive sponsorship for diversity programs and actively invests in events/training/etc that are aimed at increasing inclusion.

  • Together the Genentech Access to Care Foundation (GATCF) and our Access Solutions department are working to remove barriers to care. Learn what our GATCF and Access Solutions specialists do to make this goal a reality. If you'd like to join this team, we're hiring at our new site in Portland, Oregon. Check out our open roles here:

    Access to Medicine

    In the mid-1980s, as Genentech was developing its very first medicine and navigating some complex manufacturing challenges, there was another critical issue under discussion. If and when the medicine was approved, would everyone who needed it actually be able to get it? What about people without health insurance, would they be able to afford it?

  • You don't have to work in a lab to make an impact in the lives of patients. Traci Scovel, Head of Talent Innovation and Marketing, is part of a team that hires the extraordinary talent responsible for changing the face of medicine. Read Traci's story to learn why working here has a personal meaning for her.

    Traci Scovel

    Both my mom and sister, Johnette and Bianca Coleman, started working at Genentech in 2000. I was living in New Mexico with a new baby, and wanted to return to the Bay Area to be closer to my family.

  • The Urban Land Institute featured our own Building 34 as a model for sustainable and health-centered design in a recent report. Learn about the thoughtful planning that went into “the Hub,” which houses a host of our wellness features including our fitness center, meditation rooftop garden, health center and career lab. View the report here:

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