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Genentech Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Feb 28, 2017
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Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

Interview

End of the day. Interviewers lacked energy and interest. Very pro forma.
Interviewers simply were going through the motions. One of the two yawned throughout the Q&A. The hiring Manager appeared intimidated by my age (I am of the Boomer generation).

Interview Questions

  • How was your trip up to Boston?   1 Answer

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (Chicago, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Lengthy and time consuming panel interview. Too many people that could ask varying questions. Once I moved forward in the interview process I did not feel like the hiring manger used desertion for the ultimate decision.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech in September 2011.

    Interview

    Very intense process. Initially submitted resume to internal contact who forwarded resume to hiring manager, who then forwarded resume to human resource department. Was contacted by hiring manager within 3 weeks to schedule panel interview. Panel interview was several hours long, and mostly focused on specifics of the position. Following week I was contacted to schedule a phone interview with the regional manager. Regional manager call was more about the corporate fit, and broader skills the company looks for in an employee, than the specifics of the job. High-caliber interview every step of the way. Contacted by the hiring manager the following week and offered position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to say "no" to your co-worker(s)/team and take an unpopular stance.   Answer Question
    • Describe how your unique abilities positively influenced your team/the people you work with.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Prepare yourself for the interview like never before. Important to come in very polished. Able to negotiate top of range salary. Do you research, know what the market is so you are in a good position to ask for what you are worth.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Genentech in June 2011.

    Interview

    Not as professional as I had expected...

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you were being pulled in many different directions for the same day?   Answer Question

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Genentech in March 2011.

    Interview

    Learned of opening from existing rep. Applied online and asked existing rep to forward my resume to hiring manager. Manager called me for interview within a week's time. Interview lasted 1.5 hours, asked very few questions, was more interested in telling me about his career path. The interivew seemed very preliminary, but maybe that's because he was already set on an inexperienced candidate although he told me he wanted someone with experience! When I handed him my business plan for the territory, he said, "what's this?"! It took 3 weeks to hear back from him, and then it was via an email with typos!

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do differently in this job?   1 Answer

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Genentech (San Antonio, TX) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I first got a call from HR and was asked basic questions about salary, work experience, and willingness to travel. I was contacted about 3 weeks later by a hiring manager. The questions were mostly behavior based. the manager was very nice. Know the company history, values, products, and how to field priority and problem solving questions. No follow up 1:1 interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an experience that demonstrates your work ethic.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time where you used a creative approach in meeting a sales goal or making a sale.   Answer Question

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