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Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015
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    IS Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Initial telephone screen, they advance you to the next stage if they like you. Telephone interview with hiring manager and lastly on site panel interview (4hrs)
    They arrange for flight, rental, hotel ( meals included) plus a tour of the whole city
    Everyone was nice and I enjoyed the whole process, be patient as the process can take time from your initial online application to on site interview (if they interested)

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember all of the questions but were mostly behavioural questions like
      Tell me about yourself?
      What are your weaknesses? don't come up with internet answers
      If a project experiences a setback, how would you inform or when would you tell the client?
      Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs
      How did you handle conflict?
      Which smartphone OS platform would you recommend? ( looking for critical thinking skills)
      Explain waterfall methodology ( recommend white boarding on this one, outline the stages clearly) try and mention all the documents created in this methodology (
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    phone interview first and then follow interview at the company. Be yourself and don't try to lie. Be prepared and present your experiences sincerely. Most people are nice until you meet the management.

    No Offer
  3.  

    Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amgen in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied 2 months prior received a phone interview first from recruiter. 2 days later received formal request for interview. Received an agenda for a 4 hour interview. Met with various levels in department and recruiter. Recruiter just sold the perks if working with company. Other interviewees just asked generic questions about my experience and behavioral questions. Was a some what stressful interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee and how you death with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    Amgen has a very good interview process. They are quite detailed in how they set it up and are very accommodating. I had to fly into CA and someone picked me up and took me to the hotel. I then had someone (who Amgen hired) to show me around town so that I can get familiar with the location. During the day of the interview, all the interviewers were in sequential order. I finished the interview and then was dropped back to the airport.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't difficult but the individuals who were asking them weren't as professional as I would have hoped.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Recruitment Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Amgen in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers didn't ask many questions and it was a very short interview. The interviewers didn't know what to ask and kept asking each other if the other person had any questions. It felt very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Biostatistics Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview
    Background: Ph.D candidate in Biostatistics.
    1. 0~15 min. I introduced my clinical trial background, mostly about the clinical trial course project.
    2. 15min ~ 25min. Discussion on programming, mainly SAS.
    3. 25min ~30 min. Interviewees said they cannot hire me since I do not have experiences with SAS MACRO programming. They need someone immediately working on SAS programming.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amgen in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview. I was then invited to an in person interview. The first was a panel interview, which I felt went extremely well. I was then interviewed by the person who conducted the phone interview, it was pretty much a continuation of the phone interview just in person.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interview from a non-target school was via Skype. The interviewer was very friendly, and the questions were all behavioral. I was asked about my leadership experience and items on my resume. It was nothing out of the usual, things like "Tell me about yourself", "Time you dealt with conflict", etc. I got the sense though that candidates from non-target schools faced more competition and were less likely to move on to the second round (probably because they will fly you to the main campus if you do).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amgen in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three 20 minute interviews with managers, lots of just behavioral questions, seeing if you fit in the culture

    Interview Questions
    • If you were asked to develop a new manufacturing plant, how would you do it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Competitive Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    Interview was scheduled through an external recruiter. Interview happened on time. However, interviewer seemed to be a racist and did not even listen properly due to connectivity issues. Made conclusions based on bits and pieces that were heard on the phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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