Genencor employees helped design their headquarters, from labs that get a lot of natural light to a "main street" where workers congregate and collaborate.
Weekly cocktail parties, each with a different theme, as well as numerous clubs, help employees from different departments get to know one another.
During the day, employees can take part in yoga or aerobics classes at the office, or participate in Genencor sports teams after hours.
On-site programs such as photo processing, travel support, dry cleaning, and oil changes keep employees from running time-consuming errands during work.
A version of this article appeared in the October 2004 issue of Fast Company magazine.