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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Corporate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
2019

In March 2019, Genentech was included on the “Corporate Equality Index” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the thirteenth consecutive year.

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

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 twenty-first consecutive year.

In addition to this list, Genentech was listed on Fortune’s:

100 Best Workplaces For Diversity for the third consecutive year.

100 Best Workplaces For Millennials in 2018.

100 Best Workplaces For Women for the second consecutive year.

Top Health Care and Biopharma Companies to Work For for the third consecutive year.

50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back for the third consecutive year.

10 Best Workplaces for Asian-Americans in 2015.

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 for the second consecutive year.

Genentech has been honored on this list since its inception in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Employer
Science Magazine
2018

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

Genentech has been ranked the no. 1 company eight times.

Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist
San Francisco Business Times
2018

In July 2018, the San Francisco Business Times ranked Genentech no. 6 on its list of "Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area” for the thirteenth consecutive year.

50 Companies That Care
PEOPLE Magazine
2018

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

Genentech has been honored on this list since its inception in 2017.

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 for the tenth time.

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 for the third time.

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."

The San Francisco Business Times 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).

Best Employers in America
Forbes
2018

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

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.

Top 100 Corporations
Nature Index
2017

In December 2017, the Nature Index ranked Roche and Genentech no. 2 on its list of the “Top 100 Corporations” based on the output of high-quality science from 2012 to 2016.

Genentech was the highest-ranked biotech or pharmaceutical company on the list.

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.

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.”

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” for the second consecutive year.
STEM Mentoring Award
US2020
2016

In August 2016, US2020 awarded Genentech with a STEM Mentoring Award in the Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships category.

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 for the second consecutive year.

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

In February 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.

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.

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.

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.

Previous elections include Andrew C. Chan, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president, Research Biology (1999), 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).