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Exelixis Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2017
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    Senior Manager Records and Information Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    After a telephone interview with the principal manager, I met with 5 other employees from various segments of the company which included Finance, legal, HR and Compliance. The interviewers had anywhere from a few months of time with the company to 13 years. I met with each person for 30 minutes.

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    • The dominant questions were how would you initiate the new job and what are my expectations   Answer Question

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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Very pleasant people, questions relevant for the job description. However, it took a long time until I did not hear that they will move forward to hire me. All in all, the whole interviewing process was pleasant, just a lot of uncertainty.

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    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate anything I just accepted the offer as it is as the offer was fair.

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    Senior Data Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Exelixis in July 2014.

    Interview

    Kept me waiting for an hour because no one could find the first interviewer. Standard 5 people interview with out lunch. No one had any sense of urgency to establish a rappirt

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    Quality Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    They took me into a small conference room, very well lit, offered me water- they were very courteous. The interview lasted about 3 hours, with about 4 personnel- each lasting about 30 minutes each. Each person was definitely very experienced and knowledgeable. Overall- good experience with nice people

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when you're super busy?   1 Answer

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    Research Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process started with a phone interview. Next full day of interviews with team, director, etc. Everyone was very nice and I did not find it to be really stressful. Asked a lot about what I knew, what I wanted in a job, where I saw my career going. Overall, a good interview with really nice people.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me some negative things about you as an employee   1 Answer

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Their hiring process is fine, although you have to interview with many people and the entire process can take months before you receive a job offer. First you have a couple of telephone screens, then you have a face to face interview with several employees then there may be a follow up telephone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no really difficult questions in my experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no opportunity to negotiate as the make it clear that an offer is the best and only one they will make.


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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was in December 2007.

    There were several 1:1 interviews, a 1-hour presentation as well as a question and answer period, and we went out to lunch. The questions were mostly technical in nature, and they wanted to know how hands-on I would be in the position.

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    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate

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    Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in February 2008.

    Interview

    I met with all members in the group and couple others from other departments.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Exelixis in February 2007.

    Interview

    Easy application process. Friendly human resources department. Prompt response to follow up calls. Good work environment. Asked many molecular / cellular bio questions. Panel interview. Two interviews. Initial phone screening followed by panel interview. Work culture laid back and easy going. Office up-to-date, clean. Nice people, employees seemed to really like working there.

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    Programming Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exelixis in May 2008.

    Interview

    Phone Interview followed by onsite interview for half a day.

    Interview Questions


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