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Genentech Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 27, 2017
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Project Manager Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in November 2017.

Interview

A couple of rounds of interviews plus a final panel interview. Interviews ranged from one on one to panel interviews. Some were more casual conversations and others more difficult behavioral related questions.

Interview Questions

  • Why are you interested in Genentech and the position you applied for?   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very rigorous, involves the initial HR interview, then phone screening with hiring manager, and whole day onsite with 10+ stakeholders. Extremely important to have the right cultural fit. A lot of hiring is based on internal transfers so it's difficult to come in from outside, especially from non-biotech companies.

    Interview Questions

    • Real issues that the candidate will deal with in the job, to check the candidate's ability to think through complex issues. I.e what would you do if there's an issue with xxxx.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    Hiring process was fairly quick. I went through a recruiter for a contract position. Recruiter flew me into SSF for a half day interview. I interviewed with 3 different people, right after each other. Found out my results the end of the same week.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the interviewers showed me a slide deck with a project plan set in place and asked how I would do this better.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    2 phone screens (hiring manager + HR), in-person interviews with 8 people and a phone interview with 1 more person. Long day, be mentally prepared and even if you have no more questions, recycle them for person number 9.

    They give a lot of complex information on their structure and expect questions about the organization and how you fit in alnd what will be difficult for you in the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What will be most difficult for you about this job in the beginning?   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was extremely thorough. At orientation it was a big joke to see who had gone through the most interviews to get hired. Lowest was 9 highest was 13. For me multiple phone interviews then 2 full days of on site interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Noting in particular - 11 interviews many had similar questions.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (Basel (Switzerland)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    1. Applied online - 2. HR Partner contacted over the phone - 3. Manager of the position together with a team member requested a face to face interview meeting - 4. Director of the department also requested a face to face interview meeting - 4. HR Partner reached out with an offer letter

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this job, compared to other open positions we have?
      Why Genentech?   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Genentech in July 2010.

    Interview

    I interviewed with at least 6 team members individually. Lots of questions about job relevant subject matter. Also had lunch with a couple adjunct team members. Congenial attitude but rigorous questioning.

    Interview Questions


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