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Genentech Interview Questions

Updated 13 Oct 2017
627 Interview Reviews

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    Very rude, obnoxious and arrogant reviewers who feel good by belittling others.
    They know they are not doing anything useful for the company nor for the humanity, and they do not want to share their good fortunes with anyone they don't know personally.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a situation when you tried to explain something to someone and could not do it.   Answer Question

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    Associate Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    It was an 8 hours onsite interview. I met with 10 senior scientist and Directors associate directors from different division, each took 30 minutes. There was a 1 hr seminar, where they check your communication skill and scientific excellence.

    Interview Questions


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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    Most interviews for internships are held over the phone since students are applying from across the country. The process was relaxed and they mostly asked about my past experience. A few hypothetical questions were asked about how I would improve my research or what techniques I would use if I wanted to investigate "x". They also shared a lot about what my responsibilities would be.

    Interview Questions

    • In your research, if you wanted to find "x", what techniques would you use?   Answer Question

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    Foundation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (San Francisco, CA (US)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Sign in and be escorted to the interviewing panel. The interview panel could be in any building and that information is not given to you until the day of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Please tell us something about you that your resume doesn't.   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews. One panel and one with the hiring manager. Pretty straightforward with typical interview questions. Know your experience and why you are a good candidate. External candidates will have a phone screen as well that goes over your resume and background.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Telephonic interview -It was mainly about my resume and projects related to the position.
    Onsite interview-More details into my resume.Explain your experience with the tool. How to use a specific functions and nodes present in the tool.

    Interview Questions


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    Intake Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Genentech (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Interviewed on campus with the hiring team. Behavioral interview based on learning workplace social skills in typical business interactions. Many questions asked me to describe situations I had been faced with in my career.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your behavior when a team decided against a suggestion you had made.   1 Answer

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    QC Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I got contacted by my recruiter for a contractor position and she scheduled an interview within a week. The interviews are pretty standard with a lot of emphasis on the behavioral questions rather than the technical material.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you and your co-worker disagreed, how did you convince them to do what you were advocating for?   Answer Question

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    Senior Safety Data Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    You will be asked to give a presentation for about 45 mins. Then you will start the panel interview with the people there one by one. Each interview is about 20-30 mins.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    Phone screen by HR, then by Hiring Manager and concluded with an onsite Interview (included a seminar presentation open to more members than interview panel). Hiring manager came back with an offer within one month of phone screen and offer was fair and competitive

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an issue where solution was not straight forward   1 Answer
    • Describe a project which you led a cross functional team   Answer Question

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