- A spouse or domestic partner
- Children (biological, step, foster, adopted or legal charge) up to age 26
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Genentech full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Great company, great culture, fast pace, innovative, risk-takers, pretty open and direct communication style.
Mixed PC- & Mac environment, business class travel for intercontinental flights, great support structureCons
Passive approach to career development (dogma: "everyone is responsible for her own career"). Can be translated as "the company doesn't help you in your career". It's really difficult to move up or even lateral.
Some of the Stanford- & UCSF scientist are super-arrogant and almost refuse to engage in a debate with Non-Ivy League colleagues.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Be more open and flexible to career development.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Genentech.Interview Details
Applied online, then got an email for a recorded video interview. It was very awkward and asked behavior based questions. After that, I was asked to do a skype interview with the program director. I was asked a few more behavior questions, why genentech, etc. I skyped with two more people, and had phone interviews with two others. The phone interviews were mainly informative, and there to answer any questions that I had. I got an offer and then Genentech flew me out to see the site and do an area tour of the South San Francisco.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Which is better, knowing your strengths or your weaknesses? How does this help? (Verbatim) Answer Question
Salary was too low to live well in SF (in my opinion)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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