Exelixis Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Associate Director Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Exelixis in January 2010.
Interview Details – Their hiring process is fine, although you have to interview with many people and the entire process can take months before you receive a job offer. First you have a couple of telephone screens, then you have a face to face interview with several employees then there may be a follow up telephone interview.
Interview Question – There were no really difficult questions in my experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no opportunity to negotiate as the make it clear that an offer is the best and only one they will make.
Research Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Exelixis in December 2009.
Interview Details – The interview was in December 2007.
There were several 1:1 interviews, a 1-hour presentation as well as a question and answer period, and we went out to lunch. The questions were mostly technical in nature, and they wanted to know how hands-on I would be in the position.
Interview Question – Do you consider yourself a lab person? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate
Research Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Exelixis in February 2008.
Interview Details – I met with all members in the group and couple others from other departments.
Research Associate I Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Exelixis in January 2010.
Interview Details – Interview process started with a phone interview. Next full day of interviews with team, director, etc. Everyone was very nice and I did not find it to be really stressful. Asked a lot about what I knew, what I wanted in a job, where I saw my career going. Overall, a good interview with really nice people.
Interview Question – Tell me some negative things about you as an employee View Answer
Associate Research Scientist II Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Exelixis in February 2007.
Interview Details – Easy application process. Friendly human resources department. Prompt response to follow up calls. Good work environment. Asked many molecular / cellular bio questions. Panel interview. Two interviews. Initial phone screening followed by panel interview. Work culture laid back and easy going. Office up-to-date, clean. Nice people, employees seemed to really like working there.