Synthetic Genomics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
Updated Jul 12, 2014
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    Algal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Synthetic Genomics.

    Interview Details

    There is one interview with HR, and then there is interviews of 30min-1hr length with different scientists or people in the same group. Whole durations of interviews were around 2hrs longs

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't as such technical questions, however they asked bunch of question regarding my previous lab experiences and techniques i used.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    MBA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Synthetic Genomics.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR about an MBA intern position I applied to. A phone interview was scheduled for the following week; however, nobody called. When I reached out to the secretary, she apologized and rescheduled my phone interview with the hiring manager. The day before the phone interview, I emailed HR to confirm the time of my phone interview for the next day. HR replied that it had been postponed. How was I supposed to know that? SG is by far the most disorganized company I have ever dealt with.

    After I was eventually interviewed, the hiring manager said he would be in touch with me in one week. Two weeks later I received an email stating that the entire position had been removed and they were no longer going to fill it. I am not optimistic about the outlook of this company. I would be surprised if they remain in business.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions asked during my phone interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Interview Details

    Recruited by a senior director at the company and was offered a position in a different department that was a better fit.

    Interview Questions
    • There were not too many technical questions. Some questions included knowledge of PCR, cloning.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Synthetic Genomics in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    rigorous selection process with lots of technical questions. a light touch on behavior and fit questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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