Questions and Answers about Genentech

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What is the interview process like?

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Two very cold, very stoic men interviewed me. I wasn't asked "can you tell us about yourself?" They just jumped in to behavioral questions-- and after two or three, introduced themselves. It was very intimidating. I knew they didn't want to hire me the moment I walked into the room. My recruiter did a search of their names on Linkedin, and the two men who interviewed me weren't even managers for the department I would potentially be working in. They were on IT end. My recruiter apologized for the experience, and needless to say, I didn't get a job offer.

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It wasn't too bad

Answered - Financial Analyst, R&D Finance (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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Long, many interviews and they take weeks to get back to you if they get back at all.

Answered - Senior Reception Manager - Site Services (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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Casual. Very comfortable conversational type of interview.

Answered - CLINICAL APPEAL SPECIALIST (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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I worked as a contractor for a few years there prior to being hired permanently so the interview process was very easy and was basically an offer that all I had to do was accept. People love working there so I can only imagine that interviews go quite well for most

Answered - CAD Drafter - Packaging & Layout Drawings (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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Very difficult behavioral based interview questions.

Answered - Senior Quality Control Specialist, Lab Systems (Current Employee) - Vacaville, CA

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Group interviews after phone interview

Answered - Research Associate (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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It was pretty straight forward. asked about past jobs and current values

Answered - R&D Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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I walked in and met with the Director. Visited the center and was job offered.

Answered - Younger Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) - South San Francisco, CA

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