Compensation, Benefits and 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.

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We offer competitive compensation and rewards programs to reflect and recognize employee contributions to the company.

Gilead is a pay-for-performance company, which means performance is a key factor in driving our compensation decisions. We offer pay that is competitive within the biopharmaceutical industry, and we carefully consider all of our compensation and rewards programs, including base pay, bonus and stock awards.

We conduct an annual review of employee compensation to ensure that our pay practices are race- and gender-neutral, and we also commission an annual global pay equity study to gain a more comprehensive view of pay parity across the organization.

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Benefits and Wellbeing

Gilead is committed to providing competitive and comprehensive benefits that make a real difference for your health, wellness and financial wellbeing. 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. Some of the benefits we offer in the United States, for example, include:

  • 12 weeks of paid family time off for caregivers*
  • 12 weeks of paid parental time off for new parents**
  • Generous 401(k) contribution matching
  • Comprehensive medical plans that cover both physical and mental healthcare
  • Access to subsidized onsite childcare services, priority access to near-site childcare services, along with discounts on in-home childcare provider placement services
  • LGBTQ+ health navigation support to identify and connect to quality and affirming care

Our goal is to provide total rewards packages that set our employees up for success, both inside and outside the workplace.

We care about the wellbeing of our employees and are committed to supporting that journey with a variety of programs and learning opportunities, including:

Global Wellbeing Reimbursement
To support employees’ emotional, physical and financial health, Gilead offers a global wellbeing reimbursement to assist with personal wellness activities that are the most impactful to each individual. Eligible expenses include financial advising and planning services, gym memberships, athletic and wellness equipment, emotional support resources, and more.

Time Off
It's important for employees to be given the opportunity to rest, recharge, and spend time with family and friends. We provide paid time off to help employees stay balanced throughout the year, including a paid global, company-wide December shutdown.***

Global Volunteer Day
We provide one paid volunteer day each year, which employees can use to support the community organization of their choice.

Giving Together Program
Our corporate matching donation and volunteer programs are part of our commitment to supporting the communities in which our employees live and work.

Employee Support Programs
We offer a variety of services and programs to support financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing and development, such as counseling, elder care, childcare, legal support, tuition reimbursement, financial coaching, pet insurance and more.

Flexible Work Options
We offer a variety of flexible work options to meet our employees where they are in their lives and careers, in addition to supporting them through any changes or transitions in life. These flexible ways of working are tailored to our regional and local teams to adapt to unique needs or regulations.

*Covers caring for spouse, domestic partner, parent, child (including legal guardian), and child of a spouse or domestic partner
**Covers bonding with a newborn, child placed for adoption or foster care, or legal guardian
***Subject to business needs and approved by management on an annual basis.

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