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  1. Featured Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    1.5 day process. Initially gave an 1 hour seminar then met with people in the group and groups the group would work with about 14 people. Had lunch with members of the group and dinner with the HR

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    Senior Scientific Researcher Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in May 2020.

    Interview

    1. 1 hr phone call with hiring manager
    2. 20 min call with HR
    3. Three 30 min interviews with scientists in the group
    4. Full day (9-5) interview which included a 1 hr job talk and 8 one-on-one interviews with scientists and SSRs in the group

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    Country Study Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in April 2020.

    Interview

    Keep in mind, my interview process was during the COVID-19 pandemic. For my first interview, I was contacted by the hiring manager for a 30-minute phone screening. This was a basic interview to go over skills, experience, knowledge, and interest in the position/company. The second interview was a video interview with the same hiring manger and co-manager that lasted about an hour. This interview consisted of multiple scenario-based questions in the STAR method format. The third interview was a video interview with the Director (superior to the hiring manager and co-manager) that also lasted about an hour. This interview also consisted of several scenario-based questions in the STAR method format. The fourth and final interview was a phone call with HR. This interview consisted of a few questions about interests in the position/company, potential start dates, and salary range. I was then asked or my references. The reference check took about a week.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this specific position?   Answer Question
    • Why are you interested in working for Genentech?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you had competing priorities? How did you mange? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you received difficult feedback? How did you handle it? What was your response? How did you go about improving?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to implement a process/delegate tasks and received push-back or criticism? How did you handle it? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of a process or program you created/co-created and implemented that was for a long-term goal or project? How did you created it? How did you implement it? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you worked with a difficult co-worker? What was the situation? How did you go about it working with them? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you were asked to do something or complete a task that you did not agree with? How did you manage it? What was the outcome?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It was very smooth. Nothing high stakes. He did not ask any particular questions about me or what I would do in an x y z situation. Just please tell me about yourself and your past experiences.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview and asked to provide 3 reference letters, and I received no responses after that. Phone interview mainly involved asking me questions regarding my research experience.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Genentech (San Francisco, CA) in March 2020.

    Interview

    This wasn't a typical interview process since I was interviewing for a summer internship, This was a phone screen and they had asked about my previous work experience. They mostly wanted to see communication chemistry, why do an internship, what excites me, my personality. I described what my work experience was like. The conversation itself was only 20 minutes and it was pleasant.

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    Senior Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Genentech in March 2020.

    Interview

    phone call with an absolute d-bag interviewer, focus on salary question.
    3 times back and forth with emails, canceling interviews and rescheduling. Never had the chance to talk to the HM. Disgusted.

    Interview Questions

    • very general and random-
      how much money I am looking for   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in March 2020.

    Interview

    The process was pretty smooth and the team was nice. They were very accommodating and the whole interview felt more like a conversation. It lasted for about 45 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of of questions about real world data and statistical modeling questions   Answer Question

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    Facilities Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Straight forward, the hiring manager wants to know what you can do and how you will succeed at Genentech. They want to see if you are able to perform the duties well by asking many scenarios questions.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Genentech in February 2020.

    Interview

    I applied in December on the online portal. HR reached out through email in end of Jan. Followed by two phone interview rounds. Questions asked during the interviews were straight forward and based on my work experience and qualifications.

    Interview Questions


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    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vacaville, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (Vacaville, CA) in February 2020.

    Interview

    First, completed an on-line video interview and recorded my responses to 4 questions. Next, had a phone interview with a Genentech 'Talent Partner'. Finally, had an in-person interview with one supervisor.

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