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Updated Dec 20, 2014
Updated Dec 20, 2014
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    Security Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview with the Scientists ! Tour of lab and got the job!The interview was pretty easy and was not too long. I met with one of the directors and some scientists. They told me about the position and then the tour of the lab. I was asked what did I expect etc but overall easy interview. Its harder for a PhD position !

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 phone interviews - one with HR and one with the laboratory head. Communication to set up the phone calls was straight forward and I was told I would hear from them. After 3 weeks I emailed the HR manager to ask why I hadn't heard anything and I received no response. Emailed again and was told they thought the laboratory head was still interviewing and they would check and get back to me. This never happened and it has since been 6 months and I still received no response.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    Before the full day interview there was a pre interview for an hour. After I passed that they called me for 8am-5pm full days interview. All day interview meeting about 20 people. 30 minute seminar was included as well. Overall a tiring day but was a good time getting to meet people and understanding the culture.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to position. I had phone interviews with recruiters first and subsequently with the hiring manager for the position. Then, I was invited onsite for an in person interview with the team members. All in all, the process took about four weeks. I was always made aware of next steps, etc.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    If it is contract to hire. Less Tech questions in Tech Round rounds in IT, there wont be white board . You will go through HR, Technical. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not that bad. IT was market standard
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Gilead Sciences in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters are quality, personable professionals. Relevant questions filtering a win-win match. 20 plus interviewers at on-site raised concerns yet provided better sense of team and culture dynamics. Lengthy process, likely "growing pains". Solid company with focused employees whose inputs are validated to ensure continued talent engagement.

    Interview Questions
    • After a plethora of business focused question and then "out from left field", and amused by, "Who is your super hero?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bioinformatics Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    Common style interview, 8-3pm 1 on 1 interviews, asked to offer solutions to hypothetical scenarios, drilled down on my resume and technical experience. The whole hiring process was very fast, few weeks to an offer. People here seem to have the authority to make decisions. GSK and Genentech took forever (2+ months!) to move through the process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate salary and relocation benefits
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager of Sourcing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Gilead Sciences in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had 4 phone interviews with the Sourcing team followed by 2 day on site interview and 1 phone interview after because she was traveling during my on site interview.

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    Reasons for Declining

    After rounds of interview I was given a verbal offer on Friday by the hiring manager and was told the compensation package is under review. On Monday, HR called to tell me that the compensation package is still pending but would like to know if I am willing to accept a Manager title instead? She said after further review the team felt that my experience was light and Gilead is very conservative on titles thus they feel that I would be more successful as a Manager instead of Sr. Manager of Sourcing. I told her I respectfully decline. I am a manager now, either I have the experience or I don't. I applied to the posting for Sr. Manager , after several rounds of interviews and a verbal offer now you tell me my experience is light? Not once was my "light experience" mentioned in rounds of interview. How unprofessional, unorganized.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager, Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Gilead Sciences.

    Interview Details

    The finance recruiting seem not organized. Recruiter not respond or promised to respond but then didn't. Had to go through hiring manager to get a HR phone interview. The HR phone interview is generic and unenthusiastic. Hiring manager phone interview is better, but seem not experienced with interviews- drilled down many details and all kinds of formatted behavior questions, seem expect very narrow career path and not appreciate diverse experience.

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    • When talked about relationship skills, the hiring manager seem concerned with political relationship. It was confusing to me at the time but it has to show the culture a little bit...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

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