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FibroGen Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (FGEN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
FibroGen, a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing a pipeline of first-in-class therapeutics. The company applies its pioneering expertise in fibrosis and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology and clinical development to advance ... Read more

FibroGen – Why Work For Us?

About FibroGen

FibroGen, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, CA with subsidiary offices in Beijing and Shanghai, PRC, is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing a pipeline of first-in-class therapeutics. The company applies its pioneering expertise in fibrosis and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology and clinical development to advance innovative medicines for the treatment of anemia, fibrotic disease, and cancer. Roxadustat, the company’s most advanced product candidate, is an oral small molecule inhibitor of HIF prolyl hydroxylase activity in Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is entering Phase 3 development for anemia in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Pamrevlumab, a fully-human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the activity of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), is in Phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), pancreatic cancer, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). FibroGen is also developing a biosynthetic cornea in China. For more information, please visit

FibroGen offers a comprehensive benefits program with the aim of providing a positive, safe and healthy environment to meet its employees’ health care and lifestyle needs.  This includes competitive quality health and well-being benefits, financial compensation, vacation and personal time off, and other services for employees and eligible dependents.

Health and Wellness

Comprehensive, affordable health care coverage is available. Medical plan options give our employees include:

  • PPO and HMO
  • Prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage

FibroGen also has an onsite fitness facility which offers fitness classes.

Disability Coverage and Life Insurance

FibroGen helps employees prepare for the unexpected (and expected) and protect against life’s challenges by offering:

  • Company-paid short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance
  • Business travel accident insurance coverage
  • Family leave, including maternity and paternity leave

Financial Benefits

FibroGen’s competitive benefits program gives employees financial protection throughout their careers at FibroGen, and helps them prepare for a financially secure future:

  • Annual bonus program
  • 401(k) retirement and savings plan FibroGen will match employee contributions dollar-to-dollar with immediate vesting-up to a maximum percent of salary based on years of service
  • Incentive stock plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) through which employees can buy Company stock at a discount
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent-Care Spending Account (DCA)
  • Pre-tax commuter programs for onsite parking and transit/bicycle commuter checks, free access to Mission Bay Shuttle, BART and Caltrain
  • Employee referral program
  • Credit Union

Other Benefits

FibroGen knows it can be challenging to balance life’s competing commitments and priorities. For this reason, we offer the following benefits and resources:

  • Competitive vacation, holidays and personal time off
  • A tuition reimbursement plan
  • Employee sponsorship for professional memberships that will enhance professional development
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing consultations for a wide range of personal topics at no-cost

Social Events

We believe that having fun and enjoying life are as important as working hard. In addition to workplace social gatherings and breaks, FibroGen takes advantage of its location on the Bay to host afternoon baseball games at AT&T Park, Fleet Week cruises, and other employee events.


NOTICE:  The foregoing is a general description of FibroGen benefits, which are subject to change or discontinuation at any time.To the extent any statements above are inconsistent with the controlling plan or program documents, the terms of the applicable plan or program document control.

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    I've worked at FibroGen for a while . I enjoy the people I work with and the work environment is amazing. The experience and what they've taught me and continue to teach me cannot be replaced.


    Like every company there are areas that can be improved on.

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    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at FibroGen (San Francisco, CA) in June 2017.


    I first had a phone screen with the Senior Director of Operations and it was a great experience! Our conversation wasn't too long, but it enabled me to get a sense of what working for FibroGen would be like. A few days after the initial phone screen, I was invited to a 4-hour onsite interview where I met with 9 members of the Drug Safety team. The interview seemed to fly by and everyone was easy to talk to. The interview was a mix of discussing my previous professional experience and getting to know me as a person. The Drug Safety team is highly collaborative so it was important for them to assess whether I had the same team-oriented mentality, along with whether I had both direct experience and transferable skills to take on this new role. Overall, the interview felt very relaxed conversation-wise and the team seemed to appreciate that I had prepared questions, extra resumes, and the job description handy. I was also treated to a free lunch after the interview! I definitely accepted the offer after such a great interview process!

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