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Interviews at Sangamo Therapeutics

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    Bioinformatics Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sangamo Therapeutics.

    Interview

    There is a phone screen where they ask you basic questions like what you know about our company and the salary range you're looking for. Then, there is a hacker rank test using Python 2.7. You should be familiar with opening fastq files and parsing them. After the test, a team member will call you for a 30 minute technical interview. There is an onsite interview afterwards. However, they are a ghosting company, so if you don't hear back within a week you have been disqualified.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Sangamo Therapeutics (Richmond, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Applied online, recruiter called and set up a phone interview with the Hiring Manager. No call from the Hiring Manager at the scheduled time. Called back the recruiter. She told me that the Hiring Manager got pulled into something urgent. Nobody bothered to let me know. I thought this was a one time thing. Got on-site interview. They asked for my references. Same issue with not calling the references as scheduled. Instead my reference called them back to check. Until all this no salary discussion at all. Another round of phone interview with 2 more people. One of them again missed the phone time. Same answer......she got pulled into something urgent. But nobody bothered to let me know. Disregard of other people's time is an insult to a candidate and it reflects on the company culture. Very negative experience. They DID bother to let me know that they have decided to move ahead with another candidate.

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    • Easy interview, standard questions. Good interview experience.   Answer Question
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    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Point Richmond, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sangamo Therapeutics (Point Richmond, CA (US)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by three people. Two of which were searching for an intern to work on their team, and the other was just in higher up position. The whole process took two hours. The first person started by asking about my resume, my relevant job experiences, what relevant courses I had taken, and was generally gauging whether I would be appropriate for the job. He went into great depth into what project he would be working on. The second interview with the other project coordinator was much more brief and to the point. This one tended to look at whether my resume showed consistent activities (relevant to the position, etc.) or whether I had tried to do too much in college. The last interviewer was also a UC Berkeley professor, he took the time to scan my resume, evaluate why I decided on a particular major, how my school experience was, and to question certain grades received in classes.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about if I was taught about CCR5 receptors on T cells. If I knew how HIV infects cells, and what the ZFNs were targeting in HIV infected T cells. I was asked to explains (since I mentioned that I've done this) how I purified certain proteins and to explain PCR.   1 Answer

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    Technician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sangamo Therapeutics (Richmond, CA (US)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Normal interview plus a pop-quiz on biology. Be sure you know basic molecular biology and lab calculations. It wasn't a hard quiz, but it was definitely a surprise!

    You have to talk about your previous lab experience. Describe the science, etc etc. It's all pretty standard for working in a lab.

    If you're a recent grad, you should probably have worked in a lab before. If you're from Berkeley, you better have taken the harder genetics course and done well. They'll probably check your transcripts. You'd think, oh a small little biotech, I can get that. But they're surprisingly selective. Your experience should be there. There really isn'y much to "prepare" for in the interview.

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    Research Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sangamo Therapeutics (Richmond, CA (US)) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 5 different project leaders. Process went smoothly. Afterwards, there was almost no communication. Only one person would talk to me and he kept me waiting for two months and still never gave me a yes or no. I obviously knew it was a no, but he wouldn't even say it! Pretty unprofessional when it came to handling student internships.

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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sangamo Therapeutics in May 2011.

    Interview

    arrangements for interview went smoothly, no issues the day of the interview there was juggling of times and people meeting with focus of the interview changed from contractor to potential employee


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