Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
Panel Interviews, Phone Interviews, Screening process, technical details, project related questions, detailed discussions with all levels of management, team members, cross functional team members as well, critical thinking, decision making
- Roles and Responsibilities, Certification Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA) in May 2015.
Had a very positive discussion with recruiter concerning the position I was contacted about. He arranged a phone interview within a day. He was most helpful in getting me prepared for the interview, including a list of questions that might be asked of me by the hiring manager. The interview on the phone was a lot more formal than I was prepared for. I was asked a few typical interview questions and then I had a chance to ask some of my own. Towards the end, we started feeling a little more relaxed in our conversation. I soon learned that I would not make it to the next round of interviews.
- Do you have much of a science background? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 2 days – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA).
Several interviewers used the entire time to complain about the work and/or the management. I liked their honesty, but to have more than 1 person do that was a bad sign. Quite a few of the interviewers had no description of the role and many clearly hadn't looked at my CV before they came in the room. I can't imagine what it must be like when they aren't putting their best image forward.
- There are so many good candidates out there, why should we hire you? 1 Answer
Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Gilead Sciences.
Applied to job in December -- took them 3 weeks to even reach out to me. I was interviewed via phone and then brought in for interviews. The interviews were approximately 45 minutes -- somewhat rushed in my opinion. I found some of the people I interviewed with to be very nice and others to be rather stuffy and full of themselves. The one thing I would point out is the reimbursement process is horrific! Too many cooks in the kitchen and not a very solid process.
- Interview process was behavioral question based... tell me about a time.... Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.
Phone screen to a face to face took about 2 weeks to set up. FTF lasted 7 hours. Overall was a great experiences and the interviewer was honest on the work environment.
- Mostly Technical questions with the role you are applying Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA) in March 2015.
Initial Phone Interview with Recruiter
7 back to back Onsite Interviews (30 min each) with Director/Managers
Received Offer the next day
Process took about 1 week
HR was excellent. Kept me updated throughout the
- Mostly background and behavioral questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA) in February 2015.
The whole process was smooth and people in Gilead are nice an friendly. Within one day, met 8 folks there. Each for 30mins. Some of them 45mins. No really hard questions. Overall enviroment of Gilead looks nice. Campus is sunny and quiet. Cafe provides great food. all in all people are good.
- How did you know Gilead? 1 Answer
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Gilead Sciences in January 2015.
Got scheduled a phone interview with the Director of Talent Acquisition.
He called in time
Spoke about my experience and what they are looking for
He said he was going on vacation for a week but would get back to me in bringing me in to meet the team face to face
2 weeks has gone by and I email him about following up on the job.
Never got a response to close the loop.
As a recruiter, I am particular in giving feedback so that you don't string along and waste people's time waiting for something that is already gone.
- Why Gilead? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Honolulu, HI) in January 2015.
first step was a phone screen with HR. Next step was 1 on 1 phone interview with the manager. Final step was 1-1 interview with manager (did not get.)
- what do you attribute your success to? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA).
I was temp worker at the time position opened. I submitted an online application. After couple of days staffing consultant contacted me to schedule a face to face interview. 7 people interviewed.some of them 1:1 and couple of them are panel.
- Mostly behavioral and business case questions Answer Question
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