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The 20 Best Biotechnology Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (August 2020)

Looking for a new job in biotechnology? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best biotechnology companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Biotechnology companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of August 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best biotechnology companies to work for

1. Promega

4.4 stars

Promega is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Promega:

"Promega corporation is an amazing biotech company to work for, it is privately owned with lots of benefits. Lactation and relaxation rooms for employees. As well as gyms in ever…"

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2. Biogen

3.7 stars

Biogen is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Biogen:

"For FTEs, the company has great benefits. However, the company uses lots of contractors and functional service providers which don't provide comparable benefits. Also, the practic…"

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3. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Genentech:

"Female manager didn't support me as an employee with my maternity leave. It came across as a huge burden to her and I was laid off when she heard that I wanted to have a 2nd baby."

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4. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

3.6 stars

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Basking Ridge, NJ area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc:

"Absolutely incredible company to work for that truly values it’s employees. Unlike any other company I have previously worked for. Has dedicated lactation rooms you can schedule t…"

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5. Duke University School of Medicine

3.5 stars

Duke University School of Medicine is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Durham, NC area,. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and learning opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Duke University School of Medicine:

"While there are many women in ledearship, it’s because clinical research support is a woman-dominated field. Whenever I’ve seen a male and a female apply for the same promotion, t…"

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6. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Thousand Oaks, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Amgen:

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am aware …"

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7. IDEXX Laboratories

3.4 stars

IDEXX Laboratories is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Westbrook, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for IDEXX Laboratories:

"Always room for improvement, but good culture and overall good flexibility for working moms (at my level anyway) one of the best companies in Maine to work for. "

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8. Exact Sciences

3.4 stars

Exact Sciences is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Madison, WI area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Exact Sciences:

"The general feeling is that if a guy is making you uncomfortable, you need another guy to back your story. Sometimes your story is taken less seriously, which is sad if you have t…"

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9. Roche

3.3 stars

Roche is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Basel, Switzerland area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Roche:

"Roche is a top 25 place for working mothers and a top 25 place to retire, and it is evident by the culture that the employees cultivate themselves, and not just the higher ups. On…"

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10. Gilead Sciences

3.2 stars

Gilead Sciences is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Foster City, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Gilead Sciences:

"My understanding is that the culture varies greatly between department areas. My department within Regulatory Affairs is excellent: hours are flexible, salary exceeded my expectat…"

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11. Illumina

3.2 stars

Illumina is a biotechnology company headquartered in the San Diego, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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12. Sanofi Genzyme

3.1 stars

Sanofi Genzyme is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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13. Celgene Corporation

3.0 stars

Celgene Corporation is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Summit, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Celgene Corporation:

"I really enjoy working here!"

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14. MilliporeSigma

3.0 stars

MilliporeSigma is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Billerica, MA area,. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MilliporeSigma:

"It’s a great company with lots of opportunities. I’ve never felt any discrimination for being a woman and I feel respected by my coworkers"

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15. Talecris Plasma Resources

3.0 stars

Talecris Plasma Resources is a biotechnology company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.8 stars).

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16. EMD Serono

3.0 stars

EMD Serono is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Billerica, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.9 stars) and family growth support (3.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for EMD Serono:

"I really enjoyed working at EMD Serono. It was full of excellent colleagues and I learned a great deal about oncology."

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17. Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc

2.9 stars

Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Salt Lake City, UT area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

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18. Agilent Technologies

2.9 stars

Agilent Technologies is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Santa Clara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Agilent Technologies:

"Each district is different in their management style, but working in the Northwest district has been a very pleasant experience, both as a female and just as a human being. "

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19. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

2.9 stars

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is a biotechnology company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.7 stars).

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20. Charles River Laboratories

2.9 stars

Charles River Laboratories is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Wilmington, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Charles River Laboratories:

"I’ve had many opportunities to grow in a leadership role and this has been important to me since I’m a female and part of an ethnic minority group. I’ve had mentoring and strong f…"

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of August 1, 2020.

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