Genentech Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview Questions

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Interview

(1) A Phone call interview from HR; (2) another phone call interview from future postdoc mentor, (3) a whole day on site interview, meet about 8-10 people, give presentation, (3) wait about 1 month for the offer, the background check was very slow.

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Genentech (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    First phone interview (about an hour), communication about interest in working as a Postdoc for Genentech. Then in person interview: day-long interviewing process, 1:1 meetings with different directors/ PIs within gRED, one hour presentation of current research, lunch with other Postdocs, 1:1 discussion with hiring manager.

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    • How do you think you might fit to Genentech's research environment?   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Great group of people at Genentech. Had interview. Consisted of meeting with a number of different departmental scientists who were all very smart. Seemed to me they had a specific person in mind from the beginning.

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Genentech in October 2012.

    Interview

    several phone interviews then onsite interview. All went really well.

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Genentech in August 2011.

    Interview

    Applied online, received email from hiring manager and scheduled for a phone interview. Was invited for onsite interview a couple weeks later. Onsite consisted of a presentation, about 10 1:1 interviews with people in the department, lunch and dinner. All very smart people, interesting conversations.

    Interview Questions

    • What quality do you have that will make us choose you among the finalists?   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Genentech in September 2009.

    Interview

    applied online + employee referral. Got phone interview in a few weeks. Interview was casual and not very detail revealing- very general information and not really specific about project to be involved in. Also asked about non-project related experience. Perceptions : leader was not in group of his/her expertise and was either reluctant to specify or not sure of project to be conducted, however, this also indicates alot of freedom and flexibility in the job.

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