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The 20 Best Biotechnology Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

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 December 1, 2019. 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 ev..."

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2. Exact Sciences

3.7 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 (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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3. 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 wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Amazing company to work for with many opportunities for growth and a lot of support!"

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4. 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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5. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

3.7 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 wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Very male dominated, especially at the director level and above. There had not been recognition that I could see that the company might be better with a more balanced leadership..."

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6. Duke University School of Medicine

3.6 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 (4.2 stars).

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

"As a research administrator at Duke University I was presented with the opportunity to attend on site and off site training courses on research administration: financial managem..."

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7. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Thousand Oaks, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 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 awar..."

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8. 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 (3.9 stars).

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

"Great place to work, female friendly"

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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 (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 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. ..."

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10. 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 (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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:

"This is a great company that treats the employee well. It operates as a team environment. One person is not more important as another."

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15. Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc

2.8 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 management opportunities (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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16. PerkinElmer

2.7 stars

PerkinElmer is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Waltham, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.6 stars).

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17. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

2.7 stars

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is a biotechnology company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.5 stars).

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18. Natera

2.4 stars

Natera is a biotechnology company headquartered in the San Carlos, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.3 stars) and flexible work hours (2.8 stars).

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

"Iv been with the company for over two years and what they do is great (genetics testing) Unfortunately with the company in the process of branching out to another state (Texas) ..."

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19. Alltech

2.3 stars

Alltech is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Nicholasville, KY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and the people you work with (3.2 stars).

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20. Merieux NutriSciences

2.2 stars

Merieux NutriSciences is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.5 stars) and paid time off (3.5 stars).

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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 December 1, 2019.

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