Our Hiring Process

At Genentech, we seek out passionate people driven to tackling some of the world’s most challenging medical conditions. Our employees are critical to our success, so we’ve created an integrated, transparent hiring process. Here’s what you can expect.

Phase 1: Discovery & Outreach

To find the brightest minds, we carefully evaluate candidates to identify those best suited for the job. Select applicants are invited to interview, others are notified if they aren’t a match for current opportunities and are encouraged to sign up for future alerts.

266,000+
Applications Received Annually

Phase 2: Interviews & Evaluation

Initial interviews are conducted via phone, video or on-site. Staffing teams and hiring managers get to know candidates better while helping them understand our culture and commitment to improving patients’ lives.

Final candidates can expect one to two days of on-site interviews. This is their chance to shine and to address specifics: compensation, career path, relocation and so on. We use a team-based approach for evaluation, focusing on core competencies, technical skills, career goals and collaboration.

7,000
Interviews Conducted Every Year

Phase 3: Job Offers

Candidates can expect to be asked for three references: two managers and one peer. Successful applicants receive a detailed offer letter outlining all benefits and compensation. Others are notified once the position has been filled.

3,500+
Positions Filled Annually

Phase 4: Welcome Aboard

All employees are welcomed with a call or meeting from their manager, as well as a new hire orientation, where they’ll begin to learn how they can help change the face of medicine.

For individuals relocating or immigrating, we have dedicated staffing teams, immigration lawyers and global mobility consultants to help those eligible for assistance.


Hiring & Onboarding:

All employees are welcomed by a call or meeting with their manager, ordering their workstation of choice (Mac or PC) and confirming new hire orientation, where they’ll begin to learn how they can help change the face of medicine.

15,000
Employees