Genentech, Alcon 'Best Companies to Work For'

February 15, 2008

Fortune magazine has named Genentech and Alcon Laboratories to its latest "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.

New York-Fortune magazine has named Genentech and Alcon Laboratories to its latest "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.

South San Francisco, CA-based Genentech, with almost 11,000 employees in the United States, is fifth in the 2008 rankings. The achievement marks the company's 10th consecutive year on the list, a distinction that cannot be claimed by any other biotechnology company, according to Genentech.

This year marks Alcon Laboratories' 10th consecutive time on the list, too. The company, with almost 6,000 employees in the United States, ranks 60th on the 2008 list, five spots up from last year. Alcon Laboratories noted that Fortune cited the company's retirement program, which matches employee contributions 2.4:1, as well as its benefits package, financial compensation, and U.S. headquarters campus in Fort Worth, TX.

The full list appears in the Feb. 4 issue of Fortune magazine and is available at http://www.fortune.com/bestcompanies/.