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Interviews at Genentech

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    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vacaville, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (Vacaville, CA (US)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    First, completed an on-line video interview and recorded my responses to 4 questions. Next, had a phone interview with a Genentech 'Talent Partner'. Finally, had an in-person interview with one supervisor.

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    PDRP Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Two Skype interviews and then a super day, which is 6 hour-long interviews. Mostly technical, but some behavioral questions in the first interview. Be prepared to be asked about everything on your resume.

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    BSA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Recruiter called me and confirmed my availability. I went in for an in-person interview. No phone interview. The hiring manager was on the phone when I arrived and left halfway through the interview. The developer finished the interview. At the end, he told me about how he had applied at the company I had worked with previously and they got him to the 4th round and then wouldn't hire him because of his visa. I think they already had someone in mind? Not sure why I needed to participate in that?

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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Met individually with the panel, over multiple days. then follow ups with next level. Scattered over multiple days. They seemed to have an internal candidate in mind. I was expecting that, so I was glad to go through the process as an external candidate and get the experience.

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    Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Genentech (South San Francisco, CA (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    A friend forwarded my resume to the hiring manager. He called me in for an interview 24 hours later. I met with three people, two who would be colleagues, and the hiring manager. They were all friendly, and open about their jobs and what they were looking for in the candidate.

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    Next Gen Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview done, but was informed that decisions would be made within the next three weeks. It was a combination of technical and experience/soft skill questions.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were given a set of data and an associated set of parameters, how would you attempt a solution to identify the most closely linked parameters in what you are trying to find in your data?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (7)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    1.5 day process. Initially gave an 1 hour seminar then met with people in the group and groups the group would work with about 14 people. Had lunch with members of the group and dinner with the HR

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    2 phone screening interview rounds followed by an on-site interview. The first round was more about my resume and previous experience and the second was more about technical topics I did not have previous knowledge of

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe some of my previous protein research as well as a general understanding of how Genentech makes medicines   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Genentech.

    Interview

    Phone call interview ~30m to gauge if engineer wanted to work with me and if I’d fit well and be productive over the summer. Sent email to set up phone call about a month after recruiting event at university

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral example questions about leadership and staying motivated   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Genentech (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    had interviews at three different labs. All interviews were onsite, but they varied on length of time. One interview was a half day thing speaking to multiple members of the lab. In the other interview, I only spoke to one person.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you like immunology (department that I was looking at)?   Answer Question

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