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South San Francisco, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Roche
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases.

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    Pros

    great work environment, great and helpful team

    Cons

    moving from contract to full time is difficult

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Genentech Photos

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Genentech Interviews

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    Research Associate Interview

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    Application

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

    Interview

    Hour long phone interview primarily focused on past research experience. Submitted 10 slides to hiring manager the day before based on chemistry research. Talked for about 40 mins about my slides while the interviewers asked questioned intermittently. Last 10 minutes or so were more personal questions about relocating to San Francisco and what my future career plans are.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you plan on pursuing graduate school at a later date?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • In the 3rd video of our micro-documentary series, Gary Ross, Senior Diversity Consultant, shares how his experience under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy inspired him to do the work he does today. We believe diversity and inclusivity are fundamental aspects of a better business and a better tomorrow. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQDSg

    A Sense Of Belonging

    Gary Ross, Senior Diversity Consultant, leads the DNA Groups (Diversity Network Association) at Genentech, a range of employee groups that drive and support professional development, strategic healthcare, educational and community outreach. His personal experience under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy has inspired him to do what he does today.

  • We firmly believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds are necessary for the future of innovation. Learn how Marlena Jackson, Scientific Researcher and founder of NexGeneGirls, is uplifting the next generation of scientists. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQRrb

    What Does a Scientist Look Like? Part 2

    NexGeneGirls provides opportunities for young girls of color from underrepresented communities to participate in scientific processes through fun, hands-on science activities, lab experiments, and workshops that teach scientific principles.

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Genentech Awards & Accolades

  • The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly.com, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2015
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