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Top Large Companies (more than 5,000 employees)

FEATUREBest Places to Work 2006: Industry   Top Large Companies (more than 5,000 employees) Rank in 2006 Rank in 2005 Name/Location Type No. of R&D employees Total No. of New Jobs in 2005 2005 Net Income Significant developments in the past year (among large companies)            

The Scientist Staff

FEATURE
Best Places to Work 2006: Industry
 

Top Large Companies (more than 5,000 employees)
Rank in 2006
Rank in 2005
Name/Location Type
No. of R&D employees
Total No. of New Jobs in 2005
2005 Net Income
Significant developments
in the past year
(among large companies)
           
1
3
Amgen, USA Biotechnology
12,500
(all depts)
1755
(US and Puerto Rico)
$3.1 billion
(2004)
Acquired Abgenix
2
1
Genentech, USA Biotechnology
9,500
(all depts)
1,500
$6.6 billion
Acquired BioGen Idec's NIMO biologics manufacturing facility
3
9
Monsanto, USA Agricultural biotechnology
1,900
N/A
$6.3 billion
(global)
Acquired Seminis, Inc. and Emergent Genetics, Inc.; donated 700 metric tons of hybrid corn seeds to Malawi
4
12
AstraZeneca, Sweden Pharmaceutical
5,000
95
$6.5 billion
(global)
Acquired Kudos Pharmaceuticals, hired new CEO David Brennan
5
7
Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA Pharmaceutical
5,000
N/A
$3.0 billion
FDA approved three drugs: Baraclude, Orenicia,...

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