Affymetrix
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Affymetrix Interview Questions & Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Feb 5, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Automation and Campaigns Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Affymetrix.

Interview Details – I applied online and was then contacted by the HR person and had a short interview with her. Then I was called in for an in person interview. I was interviewed by 3 people, two of whom had a say in the decision making process. The interview continued for about an hour.

It took them 6 months to respond that they made a decision. During that time I checked multiple times with their recruiter. This was not expected as they had said they were looking to hire asap.

Interview Question – Various questions about Eloqua & Salesforce but nothing really difficult.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Affymetrix in February 2010.

Interview Details – Had phone interview and two on-site interviews

Interview Question – Add a lot of experiment detail questions even calculation   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Associate II Interview

Research Associate II
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Affymetrix.

Interview Details – Dropped resume and cover letter at job fair. Phone interview occurred 5 months later, followed by a 1:1 interview with Human Resource recruiter. Call-back a few days later resulted in 1:1 with Director of research group, then "360" interviews with coworkers and VP level management. Hired as temp; pushed for permanent status after 3mos and was accepted based on track record over temp employment period.

Interview Question – Had to explain undergrad research project and diagram examples.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Be an advocate for yourself. Active negotiation of salary, hours, and responsibilities are possible. Passive acceptance of initial offer will result in lower pay if you are not assertive.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Affymetrix in March 2008.

Interview Details – Initial contact by company recruiter. Phone-screen interview. 1st-round interview. 2nd-round interview.

Interview Question – Two-people interview.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Affymetrix in October 2011.

Interview Details – After twelve in person interviews taking over eight unpaid hours, they decided that I should have two more phone interviews. Then rather than getting offered a permanent position suddenly the opportunity turned into a contracting position (the biggest red flag ever) . After providing even further references while they worked out the paperwork. I worked two weeks, well over sixteen hours a day, to be told they weren't ready to commit to me? In retrospect, I saw problems from the start, I should of passed.

Interview Question – Why are you interviewing with so many people?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Confusing ...permanent consulting.....pass this place up.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Affymetrix in May 2010.

Interview Details – Summer Intern Program
Phone Interview with HR and Hiring Manger
On-site Interview with Hiring manager and seniors (2) of the department

Interview Question – About Education Qualification and Academic Projects?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Field Service Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Affymetrix in March 2010.

Interview Details – Thorough phone interview.

1:1 onsite interview.

Affy Recruiter HR position negotiations.

Obsessively thorough background check. Big brother or just public information you choose how u feel about privacy?

Interview Questions

  • How do you train adults who are very resistant to change?   View Answer
  • Our platform is failing on every level; how will you fix this.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – salary increase, but should have asked for
-Sr title
-stock options vesting
-severance package

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