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I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Genentech in October 2012.

Interview Details several phone interviews then onsite interview. All went really well.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Genentech.

Interview Details First phone interview (about an hour), communication about interest in working as a Postdoc for Genentech. Then in person interview: day-long interviewing process, 1:1 meetings with different directors/ PIs within gRED, one hour presentation of current research, lunch with other Postdocs, 1:1 discussion with hiring manager.

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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Genentech in August 2011.

Interview Details Applied online, received email from hiring manager and scheduled for a phone interview. Was invited for onsite interview a couple weeks later. Onsite consisted of a presentation, about 10 1:1 interviews with people in the department, lunch and dinner. All very smart people, interesting conversations.

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The process took a day - interviewed at Genentech in January 2010.

Interview Details Great group of people at Genentech. Had interview. Consisted of meeting with a number of different departmental scientists who were all very smart. Seemed to me they had a specific person in mind from the beginning.

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I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Genentech in September 2009.

Interview Details applied online + employee referral. Got phone interview in a few weeks. Interview was casual and not very detail revealing- very general information and not really specific about project to be involved in. Also asked about non-project related experience. Perceptions : leader was not in group of his/her expertise and was either reluctant to specify or not sure of project to be conducted, however, this also indicates alot of freedom and flexibility in the job.

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