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Gilead Sciences

To discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

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10 out of 10

7/2/2023 - Project Manager at Foster City, CA
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Great benefits and perks: wellness center, subsidized food, stocks, bonuses Great culture: everyone is very consistent and great to work with, (almost) weekly company events


Have to work very odd hours because this is a global company, but very flexible with working hours
Why Gilead

At Gilead, we’re committed to creating a healthier world for everyone – no matter the challenges ahead of us. For more than 30 years, we’ve pursued the impossible, chased it down, tackled it for answers and surrounded it for a way in. We have worked tirelessly to bring forward medicines for life-threatening diseases. Through bold and transformative science, we’re driving innovation that has the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next.

Growing Worldwide Reach

With more than 13,500 employees across six continents, Gilead has a global workforce dedicated to our mission and to the goal of improving human health. All of our team members have the unique opportunity to see the tangible results of their contributions and a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. It is because of their dedication that we have been successful in the past – and because of them, and people like you, we will continue to be successful in the future.

Strength through Partnership

We recognize that it takes more than medicine to address challenges people and communities face. That’s why we work with organizations around the world to launch programs that help improve access to care by eliminating barriers and advancing education.

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Our People

Gilead has attracted some of the sharpest minds in biotech and beyond. Every member of our team plays a critical and visible role in helping to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people around the world. Our employees challenge one another to ever-higher standards and accomplishments.

The people who thrive in our culture are those who seek opportunities to do their best work beside others who share the same mission. With the drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that plays a role in changing the world and helping millions of people live better, healthier lives.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are highly committed to creating an inclusive culture, one that enables all people to do their best work and that is reflective of the diversity of our patients. We know that innovation thrives when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, talents and differences. Our success depends on every one of our employees, and the ways in which we differ are among our greatest sources of strength. Inclusion at Gilead is a core value and means creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and people feel involved, respected and connected.

Our Values

For more than 30 years, Gilead employees have built a culture of excellence through their shared dedication to our mission. Our values are evident in everything we do.

Integrity – Doing What’s Right

Inclusion – Encouraging Diversity

Teamwork – Working Together

Accountability – Taking Personal Responsibility

Excellence – Being Your Best

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Early Talent

We deeply value and invest in all of our employees – including tomorrow’s leaders. Our Early Talent Program is designed with purpose-driven students and new professionals at the core. Our goal is to enable their professional development by providing opportunities to contribute to best-in-class science, play a role in transformative business developments and work alongside some of the brightest minds across our industry.

Our Opportunities Include:

  • Entry-Level Full-Time Roles
  • Undergraduate Summer Internships
  • Graduate Summer Internships
  • Rotational Programs
  • Fellowships

Our Early Career Disciplines Include:

  • Scientific Research
  • Communications
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations

Learn more about our Early Career Opportunities

Benefits & Wellbeing

Our employees work to help improve the lives and health of people every day. That’s why we’re committed to providing competitive rewards and comprehensive benefits that support a healthy life for you and your family when you join our team.

The benefits we provide vary for each of our global locations and typically include offerings such as healthcare, income protection, retirement savings plans and time off. We care about the wellbeing of our employees and work to support that journey with a variety of programs and learning opportunities, including:

  • Flexible Work Options
  • Employee Support Programs
  • Global Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • Global Volunteer Day

Work-Life Balance

We take pride in living our values in the work we do every day. In 2019, we introduced G.Flex, a program offering flexible work opportunities that allow employees to adjust where and when they work based on their individual needs and those of the business. And in response to COVID-19, we provided employees with additional resources and support for emotional, physical and financial well-being.

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Gilead Gives

With each new drug discovery, Gilead seeks to improve the care of millions of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world, including regions where access to medicine is limited or does not yet exist.

Gilead recognizes that patients and communities often face challenges in accessing the best possible care, and we know that passion for scientific discovery alone — and that Gilead alone — cannot solve these challenges. This is why, through our grantee programs, Gilead supports patient advocates, healthcare professionals and nonprofit groups that work tirelessly in local communities to improve people’s lives day after day.

Gilead supports organizations that work across all our therapeutic areas of focus, partnering to advance the goals of our giving mission.

Year in Review

In 2020, Gilead provided $409 million in cash donations to organizations addressing community need in areas such as COVID-19, health, racial equity, wildfire relief and LGBTQ support.

COVID-19 Support

Gilead CARES (COVID-19 Acute Relief and Emergency Support) provided $22 million in direct cash payments plus additional matching grants to over 300 organizations worldwide.

Addressing HIV

Through the COMPASS Initiative, Gilead has provided $52 million in funding to the Southern United States since the program’s inception, in support of nearly 150 organizations.

Increasing Access

Since its inception in 2019, HepConnect grantees have reached 175,612 individuals and distributed more than 8 million harm reduction kits throughout the initiative’s target states.

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Gilead Sciences Awards & Accolades

Top 25 CEOs, Barron's, 2020 2020 Corporate Pride, San Francisco Business Times, 2020 Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2019 World's Best Employers, Forbes, 2019