Company Name: Phenomenex

Location: Torrance, CA

Nature of Business: Technology

Founded: 1982

Revenue: $107 million

Number of Employees: 477

Average Tenure: 5.5 years

Representing almost 50 nationalities, the staff of Phenomenex hail from across the globe, but all 477 employees find a collective home in this supportive, driven and diverse organization. Founded in 1982, Phenomenex has seen great success in focusing on the fundamental components of globally adopted lab procedures, providing purification and analytical chemistry solutions for the life sciences and related industries while establishing itself as a world leader in chemical separation devices. It’s a very competitive industry, and the company relies heavily on the “carrots not sticks” philosophy in attracting, developing and retaining talent. Phenomenex is particularly good at developing its talent, offering a program titled “MyDevelopment” in which 21 congruent courses, covering Professional Development, Core Managerial Skills and a Developing Leader series are taken over two years. As a result, staff are highly knowledgeable and capable, enabling the firm to promote employees into key roles. An on-site gym, weekly massages, meditation classes and an all-around employee wellness program combine with lucrative profit sharing options to make Phenomenex the kind of organization in which talent from any nation would want to take part.

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