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The 20 Best Biotechnology Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

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 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best biotechnology companies to work for

1. Promega

4.3 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

3.9 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Best place I’ve ever worked! Biogen knows how to take care of their employees."

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3. The Jackson Laboratory

3.8 stars

The Jackson Laboratory is a biotechnology company headquartered in the Bar Harbor, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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4. Genentech

3.8 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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5. Gilead Sciences

3.7 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.4 stars).

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6. Amgen

3.7 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. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

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

"If every place of employment could be as progressive, as responsive, and as inclusive as Duke, the working world would be a pretty decent place. "

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8. Roche

3.5 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"Diverse, Intellectual, Exciting and Educational"

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9. 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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10. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

3.4 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Regeneron overall was a great place to work. The upper management fosters a good sense of work community. Employees are encouraged to work together to achieve a common goal. As fa…"

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11. Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc

3.4 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.4 stars).

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12. Celgene Corporation

3.3 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and family growth support (3.6 stars).

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

"I really enjoy working here!"

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13. Agilent Technologies

3.2 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 the people you work with (3.4 stars).

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

"Very great company to work for. Very great with its employees and management actually cares about you."

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14. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

3.3 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 (3.8 stars).

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15. IDEXX Laboratories

3.1 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:

"Great company, work hard and get rewarded. "

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16. Childrens National Medical Center

3.1 stars

Childrens National Medical Center is a biotechnology company. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Childrens National Medical Center:

"A warm environment to grow in. Only thing bad the the shuttle bus to drive you was always late."

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17. MilliporeSigma

3.1 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).

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18. Illumina

3.0 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 family growth support (3.6 stars).

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19. Charles River Laboratories

3.0 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 (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (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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20. Talecris Plasma Resources

2.8 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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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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