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Great Places to Work for 2011

#17 - Novozymes North America

Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals -- Biotechnology
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw/17
Novozymes North America
Location: Franklinton, NC
2010 Revenue: $1,395,761,660
http://www.novozymes.com

Why It's a Great Employer

A subsidiary of a Danish biotech/pharmaceutical firm, this company traces its roots to 1925, when it was founded by two Danish brothers who developed the technology for insulin production, and who sought a workplace where people could "take care of each other like a family." Employees are called "Zymers" and one of their foundational principles is to "Make it Great to Be A Zymer." Their Community Relations Team organizes their array of fundraisers, drives, and community projects, and they give people eight hours per year to volunteer, in part by working at local schools to support science and biotech learning.

Employee Perks

Bonus
Free Snacks
Free Beverages
Free Lunch
Subsidized Lunch

By The Numbers

727
Current Full and Part-Time Employees
727
2009 Full and Part-Time Employees
2%
Full-Time Voluntary Turnover
$2,500
Highest Referral Bonus
92%
Portion of employee health-care premium paid:
85%
Portion of dependent health-care premium paid: