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BioMarin Pharmaceutical CEO and Director J.J. Bienaimé
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    Wonderful Place to Be an Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Novato, CA

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical as a contractor (more than an year)


    - Company truly cares for employees
    - Company educates employees on Rare Genetic Diseases and their research
    - Management and Executives show genuine passion for work and patients.
    - Many interdepartmental events and coolers


    - Most new employees hired as "Temp to hire" but the "Temp" period extends for over a year in most cases
    - Pay lower than industry averages (depending upon department)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming about how long the temp period will last.

    Positive Outlook

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Interviews

Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Manufacturing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at BioMarin Pharmaceutical.

    Interview Details

    One of the most professional interviews/company ever. Applied months prior to being called saying that they were interested in setting up a phone interview, they covered the position/company then sent me an reminder email for the determined time and day. The 2nd call came in a few hours before the actually phone interview as a reminder call to check if I was still OK or wanted to reschedule. The 3rd call (Actually phone interview) came in which lasted about 20 minutes which we talked about resume, school, resume stuff and more about the position/company. The 4th call came a few days later which they said they were interested in meeting me, asked if i had any additional question(pay $21-25 hr based on experience+slight OT pay) and scheduled the day. Got a email a week later at 12 am with the final schedule- 5 groups of 2- 2.5 hr.

    I drove up to the bay area, at the site two other people were there for the same position they broke us up into different rooms. I ended up meeting with 6 of 10 supervisors( it was around holiday time) who were very nice, professional, friendly, and considerate people, They asked pre-written questions and wrote stuff. They rotated every 30 mint between me and each asked if I wanted water or a small brake.I felt good after, but Its been 3+ weeks and no phone call or email but overall a great company with a very dedicated and respectful workforce.

    Interview Questions
    • most questions were the same since they each wanted to know your background.   Answer Question
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Awards & Accolades

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The World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2014
Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2011
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Headquarters San Rafael, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (BMRN)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

BioMarin is a global pharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We remain steadfast to our original mission—to bring new treatments to market that will make a big impact on small patient populations. These patient populations are mostly children, suffering from diseases so rare, that the entire patient population can number as few as 1,000 people worldwide. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose... More

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