I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Genentech.
Interview Details – 1. Quick phone interview to see if I was interested
2. Short interview where I had 3 1 hour meetings with people in the position I was applying for
3. Long interview with 1 hr research presentation then 8 half hour meetings with members of Department and potential collaborators
4. Request for references
Interview Question – No hardballs, just pressed a lot on why I wanted to work there Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Genentech.
Interview Details – Very detailed and long interview process
Interview Question – Interview seminar is an essential component and expect lots of questions from an open audience Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Dont open your cards too quickly, HR tends to push people down, HR will start the salary discussion at a very low level
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Genentech in July 2013.
Interview Details – Long day, back to back interview. it is hard to know how the science is done from first impression though.
Interview Question – Why would you be good for this position? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Genentech.
Interview Details – phone interview-on site interview-reference check-background check
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Genentech in February 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a Genentech recruiter because they were interested in my expertise that they saw detailed on Linked In. I then had a 1:1 phone interview with the hiring manager and at the end of the conversation he invited me out for an interview. In the morning I gave a presentation on my work at Merck and then spent the rest of the day interviewing with people in 30 min time slots. Most people asked about me and my experiences at Merck. At the end of the day the hiring manager told me that they really liked me and that I should be expecting to here something from them the following week.
Interview Question – To go through my postdoctoral work on the total synthesis I worked on Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate my signing bonus. They would not budge on my salary.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Genentech in March 2010.
Interview Details – It was a 2-days f2f interview. Rather long. In general, interviewers were good. Biotech interview seems a bit disorganized. After the interview, communications were with HR. Asked for letters of recommendations (guess references not good enough). Tried to confirm with HR if they received the letters, never got response till 3 weeks later. Letters of recommendation were finally forwarded by HR to hiring group but they started a new round of interviews. Didn't get the offer. Overall, it took 7 weeks and it's a long-winded process.
Interview Question – General projects questions. Nothing specific. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Genentech in August 2008.
Interview Details – Applied directly on the web site and received an email from an HR respresentative asking to set up a phone interview.
Phone interview with HR was a standard behavioral interview consisting of "tell me about yourself, how do you deal with conflict, how do you work under pressure.... type questions".
Was next contacted by hiring manager in the scientific department who conducted a technical interview via telephone.
Finally, was invited for a face to face interview where I met with mutiple individuals (0.5 to 1 hour each) within the organization during a one-day on-site interview.
Interview Question – If you had an idea that would save time and increase revenue, how would you go about convincing senior management to implement your idea? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Genentech in January 2010.
Interview Details – it is very efficient.
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Genentech in January 2010.
Interview Details – six interviews in all with three on site interviews with almost 20+ meetings and a presentation. the whole process dragged on for almost six months. at the end no offer with a lame excuse. the excuse they came up with did not make sense why they invited me back for 2 additional on site interviews. the questions asked were all quite general. not sure what they are looking for or if they have their act together for interviewing people.
Interview Question – why do you want to move to genentech? Answer Question
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