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Associate Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Genentech in March 2010.

Interview Details

Typically, an interviewee will be interviewed over two days and will be required to give a seminar. Each 1:1 will be with a Scientist, Senior Scientist of Director.

Interview Questions
  • You will be asked about the current standard of care and how you might be able to fulfill an unmet medical need.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There was no negotiation
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Genentech.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a current employee. Phone screen, informal interview in person, formal interview (all day). The final interview was >8 hours.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Genentech in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and onsite interview with 4-5 employees (directors and scientists). A wide variety of questions regarding background and knowledge of literature search and critical evaluation, personality type and how you'd fit in a team, how you handle stress and balance multi-tasking, examples of your creative ability, and short/long term goals.

    Interview Questions
    • When you worked with someone you didn't get along with or disliked and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    several days. negotiation should be done delicately and with recognition that this is a great company to work for and many opportunities beyond monetary compensation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Genentech in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Asked generic questions with the answers located on resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Genentech in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had several contact with Genentech personnel prior to invitation for interview. the interview (3 total) consisted on several one on one interviews, pannel discussion interviews, presentation, and a group lunch and dinner interview. Overall most of the conversations kept to science and background questions. But also has significant number of questions on why Genentech and what my motivation for science/research is. They value them selves as a Acedemic based organization and ask a lot of questions on why you would be a good fit there.

    Interview Questions
    • I know you know a lot about your research, but why don't you tell me about "X's" research project, findings, and significance.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Relocation, Salary, temporary housing, and home assistance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Genentech in June 2007.

    Interview Details

    It was intense. The whole process consisted of a phone interview, a half day site visit to meet the group and finally a 2 day long interview which was a presentation and 25 different 1:1 interviews. They make sure that the person they are hiring is good and compatible with everybody.

    Interview Questions
    • When you anticipate not meeting a deadline for your customer, what action do you take.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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