2018 Genentech Intern Housing Option

(Note: Genentech doesn't endorse Urbandoor or the providers on its marketplace)

Urbandoor is a booking engine like Expedia used to book professionally managed furnished and serviced apartments.  It is different than vacation rental sites like HomeAway and Airbnb that typically offer spare rooms or homes run by an individual. Urbandoor offers incredible on-demand apartments setup with everything you need and managed by professional hospitality companies and property managers. 

Learn about the Urbandoor standards to see what is included with every apartment. 

    Register here and you will receive further instructions along with an invitation to register. Note if you register for Urbandoor without completing this form you will not be included in any of the benefits for Genentech interns.  

    • What are the steps
      1. Fill out questionnaire

      2. Introduction to roommates

      3. Pick a community

      4. Decide who is the apartment organizer. This person will collect rent to make a single payment monthly.

      5. Apartment organizer books the apartment and each roommate confirms their stay via email along with provides a credit card for damages and incidentals

      6. Each roommate receives arrival communication prior to arrival regarding how to access the apartment as well as ongoing housekeeping and departure instructions.

    The last date to opt in to this program is the date in which you commit to your internship with Genentech.  Note that summer inventory is extremely tight and there is no guarantee of housing by registering for the service. Urbandoor will also provide a simple match service to connect you with fellow interns. The ability to be matched also depends on the demand for the service.

    • March 1st 
    • March 30th 
    • April 30th
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    Booking leaders are responsible for making the booking, making the payment for the accommodation, collecting rent from the other roommates, and leading communication and coordination such as, but not limited to, the selection of rooms, parking and beds as well as resolving any conflicts arising with roommates.
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    By checking I AGREE and clicking SUBMIT your information will only be used to connect you with other people with similar preferences in order for you to share an apartment by booking one via Urbandoor. You also agree that Urbandoor takes no responsibility for this specific matching service and you use it at your own risk.

    Benefits of Registering:

    1. Access pre-negotiated rates 
    2. Assistance finding roommates if you haven't already.
    3. Easy online booking, payments, and 24/7 assistance throughout your stay.

    Corporate Headquarters

    Genentech, Inc.
    1 DNA Way
    South San Francisco, CA 94080

     Genentech's headquarters is south of San Francisco and there are many public transit and Genentech sponsored transportation options.  

    Genentech's headquarters is south of San Francisco and there are many public transit and Genentech sponsored transportation options.  

    FAQ

    • What is Urbandoor?

      • Urbandoor is a marketplace used to book professionally managed turnkey apartments.  Think of it as a vetted Airbnb with a focus on apartments only, no homes or spare rooms.  Additionally, Urbandoor suppliers are vetted hospitality companies with a track record of great experiences.

      • Urbandoor is better than a hotel because it’s a place to live and call home.  Many of the apartment communities have hotel like amenities such as gyms, pools, and patios.  Please read through any property to learn the specifics of that property before booking.

      • Better than an Airbnb or Craigslist rental because you have the dependability of a professional management company as the provider.  Businesses that deliver great experiences 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.  

     

    • What is a Hospitality Provider?
      • A hospitality provider offers turnkey apartments on Urbandoor.  Turnkey means everything from furniture, housewares, linens, cable, internet, and utilities are ready the moment you walk into your new apartment.  

      • Hospitality providers range in size from fifty apartments to tens of thousands across the US and globally.

    • What does Urbandoor do for you?
      • If possible, we will connect you with 3 other Genentech interns for apartment sharing (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom setup with 4 twin beds total). Genentech believes this helps build community outside of work and manage costs associated with Bay Area rentals.

      • We’ve made sure providers have a competitive offering specific to your needs and budget.  This means we’ve set the expectation around what you should expect.

    • What are the steps?
      1. Fill out questionnaire

      2. Introduction to roommates

      3. Pick a community

      4. Decide who is the apartment organizer. This person will collect rent to make a single payment monthly.

      5. Apartment organizer books the apartment and each roommate confirms their stay via email along with provides a credit card for damages and incidentals

      6. Receive communication prior to arrival regarding how to access the apartment etc.

    • How do we pay?

      • One roommate will provide payment to Urbandoor via credit card or ACH and then manage reimbursement from their roommates.  Applications like Splitwise are great to help keep things simple for tracking bills and getting reimbursed. You can expect rent to be between $1500 and $1800 a month per intern. 

    • When do we pay?

      • A booking deposit equal to the first month is due at booking.  If a booking is within 5 days of arrival you will also owe the second months rent at the time of booking.  After this, rent is due on the first of the prior month.  Note this is 30 days earlier than a typical unfurnished lease. 

    • What is the cancellation policy?

      • You can see and must confirm the cancellation policy when booking the apartment.  Please review this when booking.

    • Where can I see the payment schedule?

      • If you book on March 1st for a stay starting on May 20th

        • On March 1st you will pay a booking deposit equal to one months rent. 

        • On April 20th that deposit will be applied towards the first months rent of April

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    • If you book on March 1st for a stay starting on June 3rd

      • On March 1st you will pay a booking deposit equal to one months rent. 

      • On April 20th that deposit will be applied towards the first months rent of April

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    • If you book on March 1st for a stay starting on June 10th

      • On March 1st you will pay a booking deposit equal to one months rent. 

      • On April 20th that deposit will be applied towards the first months rent of April

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    • If you book on March 1st for a stay starting on June 17th

      • On March 1st you will pay a booking deposit equal to one months rent. 

      • On April 20th that deposit will be applied towards the first months rent of April

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    • What is included?  
      • See our standards for every apartment on Urbandoor here

      • Parking may be requested and in some cases with an additional fee

      • Bi-weekly housekeeping is included in the rate

      • Intern package - For a lower cost you may request minimal furnishing and decor such as no artwork, decorative pillows and other items. 

    • Where should I rent?

      • We have broken down the area to 3 separate categories

        • Downtown San Francisco -

          • Sample Property - Soma at 788

            • Transportation to office - On Genentch bus route

            • Link to nearby restaurants here

            • Cost average -2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with 4 twin beds (4 total people)/ $60/night per person

        • Near Genentech Campus -

          • Sample Property- Acapella Apartments

            • Transportation to office - On Genentech bus route

            • Links to local restaurants here

            • Cost average - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with 4 twin beds (4 total people)/ $60/night per person

    • When should I start this process?
      • The last date to opt in is the date in which you commit to your internship with Genentech.

        • March 1st

        • March 30th

        • April 30th

    • What are the specific dates?

      • Apartment Start and End Dates (Dates that fall outside of these days will require hotel or hostel reservation)

        • May 20th-August 12th (Intern orientation on May 22)

        • June 3rd-August 26th (June 5th)

        • June 10th-September 2nd (June 12th)

        • June 17th-September 9th (June 19th)

        • July 1st- September 23rd (Date for late starts)