Genomic Health, a global health company founded in August of 2000 and located in Redwood City, California, is committed to improving the quality of cancer treatment decisions through the research, development and commercialization of genomic-basedclinical laboratory services. To that end, the company conducts sophisticated genomic research to develop clinically-validated molecular diagnostics which provide individualized information on response to certain types of therapy, as well as the likelihood of disease recurrence. These diagnostic technologies generate information that healthcare providers and patients can use in making treatment decisions.
At Genomic Health, we developed and follow a highly specialized process that not only adheres rigorously to CAP (College of American Pathologists) standards and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) regulations, but also incorporates numerous real-time quality checks and periodic proficiency testing designed to produce a high level of accuracy in information that we deliver to physicians and patients.
The company's lead product, the Oncotype DX breast cancer test, has been shown to predict the likelihood of chemotherapy benefit as well as recurrence in invasive breast cancer and has been shown to predict the likelihood of recurrence in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In addition to this widely adopted test, Genomic Health provides theOncotype DX colon cancer test, the first multi-gene expression test developed for the assessment of risk of recurrence in patients with stage II and stage III disease and the Oncotype DX prostate cancer test, which predicts disease aggressiveness in men with low risk disease. Genomic Health has a robust pipeline focused on developing tests to further optimize the treatment of breast, colon and prostate cancers, as well as the treatment of renal cancer.
Life at Genomic Health
At Genomic Health, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer while developing your career potential. You will be encouraged to connect, communicate and innovate in a supportive environment characterized by transparency, clarity, and collaboration. From frequent and real-time feedback to a reward system that recognizes achievements and results, you will find that every contribution is valued and excellence is our goal. We celebrate accomplishments, promote career growth, and encourage a healthy work/life balance.
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I have been working at Genomic Health as a contractor (less than a year)Pros
The fact I know everyone is working very hard to improve our patients lives in tandem with the approachable upper management keeps me coming back day after day with a smile.Cons
You wont find kitchens full of goodies like Google or Facebook, but if that is what gets you to work - you probably are not challenging yourself.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Genomic Health.Interview Details
At least 2 rounds of interviews with 4 or 5 different interviewers depending on what job level you are coming in at. You are interviewed by pathologist, directors, peers, biostatisticians, anyone in the company may interview you.Interview Questions
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Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is the world's leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that address both the overtreatment and optimal treatment of early-stage cancer, one of the greatest issues in healthcare today. The Oncotype DX® portfolio of breast, colon and prostate cancer tests applies advanced genomic science to reveal the unique biology of a tumor in order to optimize cancer treatment decisions. With half a million patients tested in more than 70 countries, the Oncotype DX tests have redefined personalized medicine by making genomics a critical part...