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BioMarin Pharmaceutical CEO and Director J.J. Bienaimé
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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate  in  Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Novato, CA

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time


    Pretty relaxed environment in terms of approachablity to management, lots of fun people and some opportunities to cross train is a plus! The events they throw are pretty fun and you definitely meet people from all areas of the company, so it is a good way to network. The job itself is quite repetitive so that can either be a pro or a con.


    Some areas do not allow room for deveopment and some are in need of more staff, so you can be stretched pretty thin if there are not enough people on your shift.

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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Interviews

Updated Sep 1, 2014
Updated Sep 1, 2014

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    Associate Director MAO Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at BioMarin Pharmaceutical in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. There are obviously no processes in place to address the departure of ONE recruiter such that the open positions for which said recruiter was responsible, and those candidates that were in the process, did not "fall through the cracks".

    2. Rather than be responsible and professional and admit that you have 'dropped the ball' and apologize for devaluing a candidate's time, (BioMarin) offered UNACCEPTABLE excuses ("It's summertime and we take vacations and then there are holidays too") as to why they 'dropped the ball', while a candidate waited for weeks in complete silence assuming as anyone would, that she did not get the position. Thinking that I had not been selected, as many companies do not extend the common courtesy of a status update, I continued my active search for employment.

    3. If BioMarin thinks so little of me as a candidate, why would they treat me any differently as an employee? How do they treat their clients? Is this any indication of how they conduct business?

     It would behoove BioMarin and all other companies for that matter, to reevaluate their current beliefs about the hiring process. That is to say, because I am a candidate seeking employment, that does not mean that I am desperate for employment or at any disadvantage. When a candidate is invited for an interview, you and your colleagues will be poised and ready to ask many questions with the intent of gathering information to assess whether or not they are a good fit for the position. Candidates would be wise to ask their own questions for the same reason, to assess whether or not the position, the company and its culture, are a best fit for them. And a face to face interview is the perfect forum for a candidate to gather information on how they would be treated as an employee by simply paying attention to how they are treated during the hiring process. In short, the interview process is a two way street with mutual respect and courtesy extended.

    In short, this company's conduct after the face to face and prior to extending an offer was unprofessional and disrespectful.

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The World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2014

Additional Info

Headquarters Novato, 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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