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www.gilead.com
Foster City, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1987
Company - Public (GILD)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Advancing Therapeutics, Improving Lives

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people ... Read more

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    I have been working at Gilead Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenging, dedicated to the patients

    Cons

    hectic, work life balance is lacking

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Gilead Sciences Interviews

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Gilead Sciences (Foster City, CA).

    Interview

    The company was rapidly expanding and had a lot of candidates on site in a few short months, so there was a little bit of confusion among employees regarding the actual position I was interviewing for, etc. I met with managers and senior managers from different groups, presumably to see which group I'd fit in with more. I'll chalk that up to some growing pains.

    I first spoke with an HR recruiter on the phone about the generic positions available. Then I had a phone interview with a scientist a few weeks later. He asked some hard-hitting questions but knew he was asking hard questions - I think he was just trying to gauge how I respond under pressure. Then my on-site was about a week later. There were 10-12 one-on-one interviews, as well as a presentation, and lunch with the hiring manager. There was a mix of technical science questions based on my background to behavioral "what would you do in this situation" type questions.

    It sounded like I had the job by the time I left that day and I got my offer about a week or so later. I followed up with more specific questions once the position was defined to help me ultimately accept the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • In your research, why did you choose this one mass spec technique over the other?   1 Answer
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Gilead Sciences Awards & Accolades

  • Top 20 Most Generous Companies of the Fortune 500 2015, Fortune, 2016
  • Charitable Giving, The Chronicle of Philanthropy for 2015, 2016
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