Awards & Recognition

We are regularly recognized as leaders in the biotechnology industry. We also receive recognition and awards for our overall performance as a company, our dynamic workplace culture, our contributions to the community and our patient advocacy. Here are some of our most recent achievements.

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America’s Best Employers for Diversity
Forbes
2019

In January 2019, Genentech was named one of the “Best Employers in America for Diversity” by Forbes.

This is the 2nd time Genentech has been honored on this list since its inception in 2018.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. which cultivate cultures that welcome and support all workers.

To identify the Best Employers in America for Diversity, Forbes partnered with the market research firm, Statista, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing 30,000 U.S. employees.

100 Best Companies To Work For
Fortune Magazine
2019

In February 2019, FORTUNE magazine named Genentech one of its “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 21st consecutive year.

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE continued its partnership with the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTWI) to conduct an extensive employee survey of corporate America, with feedback from more than 315,000 people.

Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the GPTWI’s Trust Index Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey seeks to measure companies on the following characteristics: Great Place to Work for All, executive team effectiveness, innovation, and people-focused program. In a Great Place to Work for All, employees report high levels of trust, credible and respectful leadership, pride in the work, and camaraderie. The GPTWI also looks to see that employees consistently experience a great workplace, regardless of who they are or what they do.

Impactful Philanthropy, Excellence in Mentoring
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
2019

In January 2019, Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership named Genentech to its “Excellence in Mentoring” list under the impactful philanthropy category.

To identify an individual or organization for the Impactful Philanthropy category, MENTOR reviewed submissions from foundations, companies, individual philanthropists and board members to recognize who has made a significant impact on young people by investing time and funds in mentoring programs, MENTOR affiliates or mentoring initiatives.

100 Best Workplaces For Millennials
FORTUNE Magazine
2018

In June 2018, Genentech was named one of the “100 Best Workplaces For Millennials” by FORTUNE Magazine.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that ranked most positively among Millennials on over 50 different metrics, such as managers’ competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, opportunities for meaningful work and great colleagues.

To identify the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, FORTUNE partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing nearly 400,000 U.S. employees.

Top Health Care and Biopharma Companies to Work For
FORTUNE Magazine
2018

In April 2018, Genentech was named one of the “Top Health Care and Biopharma Companies To Work For” by FORTUNE Magazine.

This is the 2nd time Genentech has been honored on this list.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. doing the most to provide work/life balance and create a place where employees actually love to come to every day.

To identify the Top Health Care and Biopharma Companies To Work For, FORTUNE partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing nearly 100,000 U.S. employees.

50 Companies That Care
PEOPLE Magazine
2018

In July 2018, Genentech was named one of the “50 Companies That Care” by PEOPLE Magazine.

This is the 2nd time Genentech has been honored on this list since its inception in 2017.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that care for their communities, their employees and the world.

To identify the 50 Companies That Care, PEOPLE partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.5 million U.S. employees.

World’s Top Companies for HR
Workforce 100
2018

In April 2018, Genentech was named one of the “World’s Top Companies For HR” in the Workforce 100 list.

This is the 5th time Genentech has been honored on this list since its inception in 2014.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that are doing the most to maintain strong workplace culture, employee benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, employee development and talent management, human resources innovation, leadership development, and talent acquisition.

To identify the World’s Top Companies for HR, Workforce reviews how many lists with HR relevance the company appeared on and the average score of the company’s Glassdoor performance in areas pertaining to HR.

50 Best Places to Work for New Dads
Fatherly
2018

In June 2018, Genentech was named one of the “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads” by Fatherly.

This is the 3rd time Genentech has been honored on this list.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that offer extraordinary employee offerings and show deep concern for the needs of their employees and their employees’ families.

To identify the 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly researches specific policy areas that expose the degree to which each company has prioritized providing aid to new fathers by reviewing parental benefit packages.

50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back
FORTUNE Magazine
2018

In February 2018, Genentech was named one of the “50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back” by FORTUNE Magazine.

This is the 3rd time Genentech has been honored on this list.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that are doing the most to have a positive impact through donations, expertise and volunteer hours.

To identify the 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, FORTUNE partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing nearly 400,000 U.S. employees.

Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
2018

In November 2018, Genentech was included on the “Corporate Equality Index” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the 12th consecutive year.

Genentech has received a perfect score of 100 percent each year.

The annual index includes companies in the U.S. that took concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits and practices.

To benchmark the companies on the Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation measures corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Best Places to Work in IT
Computerworld
2018

In June 2018, Genentech was named one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” by Computerworld.

This is the 10th time Genentech has been honored on this list.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that attract top tech talent with stellar benefits, challenging projects and plenty of opportunities for growth - the things that IT employees are most enthusiastic about.

To identify the Best Places to Work in IT, Computerworld conducts an annual survey that collects data on employee satisfaction with management, benefits, workplace culture, compensation and job duties.

Best Employers in America
Forbes
2018

In May 2018, Genentech was named one of the “Best Employers in America” by Forbes.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. that are liked best by employees in terms of atmosphere, remuneration and working conditions, among other factors.

To identify the Best Employers in America, Forbes partnered with the market research firm, Statista, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing 30,000 U.S. employees.

Most Innovative Companies for Social Good
Fast Company
2018

In February 2018, Genentech was named one of the “Most Innovative Companies for Social Good” by Fast Company.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. which exemplify the best in business and innovation in the social good category.

To identify the Most Innovative Companies for Social Good, more than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters and contributors review all applications and hand pick the companies that have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change.

100 Best Workplaces for Diversity
FORTUNE Magazine
2018

In November 2018, Genentech was named one of the “100 Best Workplaces For Diversity” by FORTUNE magazine.

This is the 3rd time Genentech has been honored on this list.

The annual list includes companies in the U.S. doing the most to create inclusive cultures for women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities.

To identify the 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, FORTUNE partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.4 million U.S. employees.

Excellence in Business Award (Ebbie) for Corporate Social Responsibility
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
2018

In November 2018, Genentech received the 2018 Excellence in Business Award for Corporate Social Responsibility from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in recognition of our commitment to STEM education.

The Excellence in Business Awards (Ebbies) were created in 1991 by the Chamber to honor San Francisco businesses for their innovation, to celebrate their vision and publicly appreciate their contributions to the quality of life in the community and at their workplace.

Fiercest Women in Life Sciences
FiercePharma
2018

In November 2018, Sara Kenkare-Mitra, Senior Vice President, Development Sciences, was named one of “2018’s Fiercest Women in Life Sciences” by FiercePharma.

The annual list recognizes women who have risen to the top of the life sciences field and are paving the way for those who come after them.

Previous recipients of this award include Nancy Valente, Vice President, Global Hematology Product Development (2016) and Sandra Horning, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development (2014).

STAT Wunderkind Award
STAT News
2018

In October 2018, Felipe de Sousa e Melo, Scientist, Discovery Oncology, was named a “2018 STAT Wunderkind” by STAT News.

The list recognizes the most impressive doctors and researchers on the cusp of launching their careers. All are blazing new trails as they attempt to answer some of the biggest questions in science and medicine.

100 Best Places to Work for Women
FORTUNE Magazine
2018

In October 2018, Genentech was named one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Women” by FORTUNE Magazine. Genentech was recognized for the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and high percentage of women in management positions.

FORTUNE recognizes U.S. companies that are making strides in creating office cultures that cater to the female workforce. This list ranks companies based on the survey results of thousands of women at companies across the country to develop a list of workplaces that go above and beyond for their female employees.

Top Employer
Science Magazine
2018

In October 2018, Genentech was named one of the "Top Twenty Employers" in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Magazine.

This is the 17th consecutive year Genentech has been honored on this list. Genentech has been ranked the #1 company eight times.

The annual list includes companies with the best reputations as employers based on company innovation, social responsibility, employee relations and workplace cultural excellence.

2018 Most Influential Women in Business
San Francisco Business Times
2018

In May 2018, Rhona O’Leary, Global Head of Portfolio and Product Development Strategy, and Katie Peng, Senior Vice President, IMPACT Business Unit, were named by the San Francisco Business Times as "Most Influential Women in Business." Each year, the San Francisco Business Times honors top women executives at Bay Area corporations and large public, nonprofit and government organizations who make a difference in their companies, industries and communities. Both women were recognized for their inclusive leadership styles and ability to unite and manage global teams to drive success for the organization.

The San Francisco Business Times has named several previous Genentech honorees to its "Forever Influential" Honor Roll, including Sandra Horning, Chief Medical Officer, Global Head of Product Development; Nancy Vitale, Vice President of Human Resources and Regional HR Head, Pharma North America; and Wendy Young, Vice President, Discovery Chemistry.

Previous winners of this award include Sarah Hymowitz, Vice President and Principal Scientist, Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology (2017), Christy Oliger, Senior Vice President of BioOncology (2017), Carla Boragno, Vice President, Site Services (2016), Amita Joshi, Vice President and Global Head of Clinical Pharmacology (2016), Melissa Starovasnik, Vice President, Protein Sciences (2016), Nancy Vitale, Vice President, Human Resources and Regional Human Resources Head, North America (2015), Wendy Young, Vice President, Small Molecule Discovery Chemistry (2015), and Mary Sliwkowski, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Pharma Technical Regulatory (2014).

Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist
San Francisco Business Times
2018

In July 2018, the San Francisco Business Times ranked Genentech number 6 on its list of "Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area.”

This is the 13th consecutive year Genentech has appeared on the list.

Each year the San Francisco Business Times lists the top 100 companies located in the Bay Area who gave the most back to the community in the past year. Chosen by the San Francisco Business Times staff, the criteria for being considered for this list includes cash donations, volunteer hours, pro bono work and in-kind giving, all of which combine to support creating vibrant and healthy Bay Area neighborhoods.

Top 100 Corporations
Nature Index
2017

In December 2017, the Nature Index ranked Roche/Genentech number 2 on its list of the “Top 100 Corporations” based on the output of high-quality science from 2012 to 2016. Roche/Genentech was also the highest-ranked biotech or pharmaceutical company on the list. The Nature Index database regularly tracks the affiliations of high-quality natural science articles and charts publication productivity for institutions and countries.

100 Best Places to Work for Women
FORTUNE Magazine
2017

In September 2017, FORTUNE Magazine included Genentech on the list of “100 Best Workplaces for Women.” Genentech was recognized for the company’s diversity & inclusion initiatives and high percentage of women in management positions.

Fortune recognizes U.S. companies that are making strides in creating office cultures that cater to the female workforce. This list ranks companies based on the survey results of thousands of women at companies across the country to develop a list of workplaces that go above and beyond for their female employees.

100 Best Companies
Working Mother
2017

In September 2017, Working Mother magazine named Genentech one of the “100 Best Companies” for working mothers, marking the company’s 24th appearance on the list. Genentech was specifically included in the 2017 list for creating a more flexible workplace for working mothers.

Employers are honored with this award for offering a broad array of support – from flexible work and mentoring to affordable childcare and paid leave – designed to create a culture that allows all employees to flourish both at home and at work. This list ranks companies based on their leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, child care, advancement programs and flexibility policies.

Heroes of Chemistry
American Chemical Society (ACS)
2017

In May 2017, the American Chemical Society inducted Genentech to the Heroes of Chemistry hall of fame for the discovery and development of the first medicine approved for the treatment of metastatic or locally advanced basal cell carcinoma.

The ACS is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies.

Top 50 Companies for Diversity
DiversityInc
2017

In May 2017, DiversityInc named Genentech to its list of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” as well as its list of the “Top 12 Companies for Employee Resource Groups.”

DiversityInc’s Top 50 list ranks companies on their diversity management initiatives. The rankings are based on corporate survey submissions from more than 1,600 companies. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries on four equally weighted areas: supplier diversity, talent pipeline, equitable talent development and CEO/senior leadership commitment.

Corporate Philanthropy Awards
Silicon Valley Business Journal
2016

In November 2016, the Silicon Valley Business Journal ranked Genentech on its list of the “Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists In Silicon Valley.” This is the second consecutive year Genentech has been honored on this list.

Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 50 list recognizes companies who went “above and beyond” to support Silicon Valley’s nonprofit organizations. Based on employee volunteer hours and company charitable contributions, the list honored leading companies who helped nonprofit organizations in Silicon Valley in unique and generous ways.

STEM Mentoring Award
US2020
2016

In August 2016, US2020 awarded Genentech with a STEM Mentoring Award in the Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships category. This new award highlights innovative collaborations in STEM mentoring that eliminate barriers for underserved and underrepresented students and communities.

This award serves as a platform to celebrate and encourage exceptional work in the STEM mentoring field, building recognition for STEM mentoring as an important tool in education reform.

Genentech’s Futurelab program partners with the South San Francisco Unified School District to provide employees who mentor students from kindergarten through high school, creating opportunities for students to develop relationships with Genentech professionals.

Top 50 Employers
Woman Engineer Magazine
2016

In Spring 2016, Woman Engineering Magazine included Genentech on its list of “Top 50 Employers” as part of the Reader’s Choice Awards. This is the second consecutive year Genentech has been featured on this list.

Readers of Woman Engineer were asked to name employers who they would most like to work for provide a positive working environment for women.

Vishva Dixit awarded 2016 Trinity College Dublin Dawson Prize in Genetics
Trinity College Dublin Dawson Prize in Genetics
2016

On February 16, 2016, Vishva Dixit, Ph.D., Vice President, Physiological Chemistry, received the 2016 Trinity College Dublin Dawson Prize in Genetics for his groundbreaking work on cellular death receptor signaling and inflammation.

The Dawson Prize in Genetics has been awarded every two years since 2006 to a geneticist of international prominence as chosen by the faculty of The Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. Previous recipients of the prize include Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston (2006) and Lasker awardee Mary Claire King (2010). The prize was established by a gift from Dr. George Dawson, founder of the Department of Genetics at Trinity College.

Top 50 Employers
Equal Opportunity
2016

In January 2016, Genentech was selected a Top 50 Employer by Equal Opportunity as part of the Reader’s Choice Awards. Equal Opportunity honors this list with top companies who provide a positive working environment for members of minority groups.

Honorees for this award were identified by readers of Equal Opportunity, who were asked to name the employers who they would most like to work or that they believe strive to develop an encouraging environment to ensure success for all employees. Employers included on this list were ranked according to the frequency they were cited by respondents.

Corporate Mentoring Challenge Honor Roll
MENTOR The National Mentoring Partnership
2016

In January 2016, MENTOR The National Mentoring Partnership recognized Genentech in its Corporate Mentoring Challenge Honor Roll.

This award acknowledges corporations for their outstanding contributions to advancing quality mentoring opportunities for young people and commitment to the Corporate Mentoring Challenge over the last five years. The Corporate Mentoring Challenge was launched by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, calling on business of all sizes and from all sectors to allow their employees to mentor for short periods of the work day, giving children positive role models and offering employees a way to give back.

Joe Arron elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation
American Society of Clinical Investigation
2016

In January 2016, Joe Arron, M.D, Ph.D., director of Immunology Discovery, was elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) for his scientific accomplishments that have changed the therapeutic paradigm for the treatment of asthma and, potentially, other pulmonary diseases.

Election to membership in the ASCI recognizes significant research contributions that extend biological understanding and improve treatment of human diseases. Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies.

Previous elections include Timothy W. Behrens, Ph.D., senior director, OMNI Human Genetics (2000), Andrew C. Chan, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president, Research Biology (1999), Teresa Wright, principal medical director, Immunology (1998), Vishva M. Dixit, M.D., vice president, Physiological Chemistry (1996), John B. Lowe, Ph.D., senior director, Pathology (1994), and Eric Brown, M.D., vice president, Immunology and Infectious Diseases (1987).

10 Best Workplaces for Asian Americans
FORTUNE Magazine
2015

In November 2015, FORTUNE magazine named Genentech to its inaugural list of the “10 Best Workplaces for Asian Americans.”

To identify the 10 Best Workplaces for Asian Americans, FORTUNE relied on survey data collected from minority employees at more than 600 companies for its 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity survey. To be eligible for the list, each company needed stronger representation of Asian Americans within their organization than exists in the United States workforce overall. Companies that met these criteria were then ranked based on how Asian American employees’ scored their workplace experiences in the survey.

Fred de Sauvage named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
2015

In November 2015, Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D., Vice President, Molecular Oncology, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the section of biological sciences for his distinguished contributions to the field of molecular and translational oncology, particularly for advancing targeted therapies for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma.

Since 1874, the AAAS elects Fellows annually to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society and is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.

Healthiest Companies to Work for in America
Greatist
2015

In October 2015, Genentech was named one of the “Healthiest Companies to Work For in America” by Greatist.com in the Big Companies (5,000-19,999 employees) category. This was Genentech’s third time to be named to the list.

Greatist.com selected companies with not only exemplary health benefits, but with perks that go above and beyond the norm to help employees live their healthiest lives.

Allicense Breakthrough Deal M&A Award
Thomas Reuters
2015

In May 2015, Genentech received the Allicense Breakthrough M&A Deal of the Year award from Thomson Reuters for its acquisition of Seragon for a portfolio of investigational next-generation selective estrogen receptor degraders (SERDs). The annual Breakthrough award honors creative partnering efforts for top global deals in M&A and Biopharmaceutical Licensing.

Thomson Reuters Recap analysts examined hundreds of biopharma deals negotiated in 2014 and used both subjective and objective criteria to identify the top five most innovative M&A and Licensing deals. The winners were selected by public vote.

Top 50 Employers
Minority Engineer Magazine
2015

In 2015 Minority Engineer Magazine released its “Top 50 Employers” list, ranking Genentech number 31 amongst other top national and global corporations.

Honorees for this award were identified by readers of Minority Engineer, noting which employers they would most like to work or that they believe would provide a positive working environment for members of minority groups.