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Veracyte Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2017
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  1.  

    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process was standard. I applied online and they conducted a phone interview with basic interview questions. I was asked to come in for an in-person interview. It lasted about two hours, and the consisted of several small rotating groups, one of which was just the hiring manager who asked my questions from a printed document and wrote down my answers. The atmosphere of the office seemed quiet and sad, and the workers also seemed to have a lack of company culture. I was told that I was a favorite by the person who walked me out and that I would be contacted within the week, and I never heard anything even after I inquired a week later with the hiring manager. There are better bio-tech companies out there, and I do not suggest this one.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of a time that you made a mistake at work?   Answer Question

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    Laboratory Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Veracyte (Austin, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The process too way to long and lacked a huge amount of communication. I had the typical phone screen, waited a week and a half about to have a in person interview. Interviewed with 1 manager, 2 team members and then another manager, waited another week, interviewed with 2 people out of state that i wouldn't directly work for. I had to reach out multiple times to finally get told I wasn't selected which was very unfortunate as I am extremely qualified for the position.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Veracyte (South San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    First they took telephonic interview to check basic java skills & then requested in person interview.
    Both interview was pretty much easy. They asked some basic question regarding database as well.

    Interview Questions


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    Bioinformatics Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Veracyte.

    Interview

    I first went through a round of phone screenings with an HR rep and the hiring manager. A few weeks later i was flown in and I gave a talk on my research followed by several 1:1 interviews across the organization.

    Interview Questions


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    Billing Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Veracyte (South San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Thorough, detailed, friendly. I was subjected to facing multiple interviews with several members of the staff. I had never experienced such a detailed interview process and was quite intimidated at first but the first manager that I met was EXTREMELY friendly and I told her how I felt as well as the excitement I had and she relaxed me, out me at ease and it was a great interview process from then on. Honesty and humbleness is the key. I was able to set my nerves aside and consider this: What company have I ever worked for that took such effort into hand-picking their employees? NONE.

    As someone who has worked in an office setting for many years, I must also commend the interview process for ensuring hired staff be courteous, respectful and honest with one another.

    Interview Questions

    • I enjoyed several of the thought-provoking questions. I did not find any questions unexpected or difficult. Honesty is key   1 Answer

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    Lab Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Veracyte (South San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and received an e-mail from an HR rep almost two weeks later to arrange a phone interview. It took about fifteen minutes and I was asked about my previous work experience and interest in the company. After "passing" the phone screening I was invited to interview onsite in another week and a half. This interview consisted of three separate interviews and a lab tour, one with the entire fifteen person clinical lab team, one with the hiring manager, and one with the HR rep.

    The first interview was very strange. I had to meet fifteen potential co-workers and repeat the "tell us about yourself" spiel four or five times as they slowly made their way in to the conference room. I was very overdressed for the interview; one of the interviewees was wearing sweatpants. There were sandwiches provided for everyone, but I was talking the entire time and could not eat, nor did I have any appetite or desire to have fifteen people watch me eating a sandwich. I ended up throwing 3/4 of it away and still don't know what would have come across as more of a faux pas: being that wasteful or wrapping it up and taking it home in my purse. I was then given a tour of the lab. Everyone was very nice, but seemed more interested in my personality than actual lab skills.

    I then had a meeting with the hiring manager who was very kind and did most of the talking. She did not ask about any of my lab skills either, but somehow got the impression I would be interested in marketing (??) and would "find my heart" if I got hired there.

    Finally, I met with the HR rep. She asked me how the whole process had been and wanted to know if I had any more questions or concerns. I was about out of questions after having come up with as many as I could over the past two hours. The whole process was fairly exhausting.

    After another week and a half, I received an e-mail from the HR rep saying they had decided not to move forward to the next steps, which would have involved another round of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are your intrinsic motivators?"   Answer Question
    • "Give us an example of a time when you solved a problem in a unique or unusual way"   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Billing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Veracyte (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I was subjected to an extensive background check (which takes several days to process) and found myself facing multiple interviews with several members of the staff. I had never experienced such a detailed interview process and was quite intimidated.

    After I received a formal offer for the position, I was able to set my nerves aside and consider this: What company have I ever worked for that took such effort into hand-picking their employees? NONE. Furthermore, the background check ensures the work environment is safe. After working with this company for several months, I am reminded each day of why the interview process stands its ground. Veracyte stands by its mission to maintain an honest, hard-working and collaborative staff.

    As someone who has worked in an office setting for many years, I must also commend the interview process for ensuring hired staff be courteous, respectful and honest with one another. We have all experienced upper-management issues, co-worker "drama" and stressful environments due to poor management which has "leaked" its way from the corporate pool. Rest assured, you will find no leaky pipes at Veracyte.

    Interview Questions

    • I enjoyed several of the thought-provoking questions. I did not find any questions unexpected or difficult. Honesty is key.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Bioinformatics Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Veracyte (South San Francisco, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Phone screening by the VP of bioinformatics and went on-site a week or two after. On-site interview included a scientific presentation, a lunch with R&D team (very friendly and casual, then followed by a few one-on-one interviews with fellow R&D scientists, two R&D directors, data analysis team members, VP of bioinformatics, and finally HR manager. Another interview was held separately with CSO (due to the schedule conflict. normally this interview is scheduled on the same day)

    Interview Questions

    • When do you need to use t-test and when do you use Fisher's exact test when handling genomic data. Give examples.   Answer Question
    • What is multiple testing and why is multiple testing a problem? How does multiple testing correction work? also please explain FDR   Answer Question
    • Have you ever encountered batch effect or any technical effect. What was the impact on your data and how do you control for these unwanted variables.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Veracyte in March 2013.

    Interview

    Consists of a phone screen and 2 on-site interviews. Very standard process that lasted about 2 weeks. Phone screen lasted about 15-20 minutes. 1st on-site was with direct manager, billing manager, and HR representative. 2nd on-site was with the director and CCO.


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    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Veracyte in March 2012.

    Interview

    very helpful people and a smooth process with the company. People wee very helpful in guiding the process. HR team was great in scheduling the interviews with the required people. Everybody knew how things were done at the company, had clarity on the process followed.

    Interview Questions


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