Time to Recharge

While working at Genentech, we expect you to bring your best skills and effort to your job every day. It's your character, your talent and your dedication that inspire the innovations that drive our success. But we also want you to take some time to enjoy your life beyond our walls. You work hard because of your deep commitment to our mission, so we encourage you to take some time for yourself when you need it.


As a Genentech employee, you will be eligible for 18 days of paid vacation each year.  You'll also receive a set of designated paid holidays each year, including a year-end shutdown.

Leaves of Absence

We also provide leaves of absence for a number of circumstances, including family care, maternity leave and medical conditions.


If you've been with Genentech for six years as a full-time, regular employee, you're eligible to take six continuous weeks off with full pay and benefits. Your sabbatical is intended as an opportunity for personal or professional development, or simply a time to recharge every six years.