Working at Gilead

Gilead has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a better, healthier world for all people. We have commercialized more than 25 innovative medicines, helping to transform treatment for people living with HIV, viral hepatitis, cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through our ongoing bold and transformative science, we’re driving innovations that have the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines.

Our employees include some of the most talented innovators in the biopharmaceutical industry. We are always looking for the next wave of passionate people interested in joining an intellectually stimulating, socially responsible company with a track record of addressing serious illnesses and public health issues around the world. Every member of our team plays a critical and visible role in helping to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next.

Our Culture

For more than 30 years, Gilead employees have built a culture of excellence through their shared dedication to our mission. We are committed, hardworking and passionate about improving the lives of people with life-threatening diseases. Our values – integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability and excellence – are evident in everything we do.

Employees at Gilead challenge one another to ever-higher standards and accomplishments. Gilead has attracted some of the sharpest minds in biotech and beyond, and the people who thrive in our culture are those who seek opportunities to do their best work beside others who share the same mission.

Inclusion and Diversity in Hiring

Gilead is a scientific research-driven organization looking for talented individuals who are passionate about exploring the boundaries of what is possible. We are seeking people with varied perspectives, backgrounds and experiences to help drive innovation and play a critical role in bringing transformative therapies to people with life-threatening diseases around the world.

Building an inclusive, diverse workforce is critical to enabling Gilead's mission, and ultimately will help us create a better, healthier world. We are highly committed to creating an inclusive culture that enables all people to do their best work and reflects the diversity of our patients.

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.


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 market range for 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.


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.

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.

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