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
Apr 1, 2006

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,...