Amgen Interview Questions in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Feb 6, 2015
Updated Feb 6, 2015
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    Field Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    The process of setting up the interview and receiving input was very long. I was never reimbursed for my out of pocket expenses and even after contacting them and resubmitting them nothing came. It wasn't a lot of money but it made me wonder how they would treat the expense report process if this is how they try to hire qualifies candidates.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    Highly intimidating and challenging process. Most managers know within the first 10 seconds if they will hire you. Allow your communication skills to clarify your expectations and responsibilities. Only contract or temporary positions available at the time. Phone interview then progressed to onsite panel interview, including 1:1 with prospective manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral questions: tell us when you encountered a conflict on a project and explain how it was resolved.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate In Small Molecule Chemsitry Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    1 full day; 10 hour long interviews and a presentation. They don't this for Bachelor level anymore, only Masters and up. The day was long and dinner provided at the end. THey asked me to stay in a hotel the night before even though I lived in the area. THings have changed though and they are much more careful with the money. I am very happy I got the job and everyoen was extrememly friendly.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Global Strategic Sourcing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by the manager that I would be working with via phone interview. After two phone interviews, I was given an offer. The interview process was very informal, but again, this was for an MBA internship. The manager was very nice, wasn't looking to rattle you; just wanted to learn more about my experience and qualifications for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions; mostly questions about my resume and my work experience. Strategic sourcing experience, procurement experience, project management experience was required.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Internship, so there was no negotiations; the only option was the dates and terms of internship; 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or 12 weeks.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application sometime in August 2013, and was caught by surprise when I got a call in February 2014 asking if I was still interested in the position. I said yes, and from there the communication was very timely. I was sent an e-mail to set up interview times, and the recruiter was very accommodating with the schedule. They sent maps and detailed information, and I went in for the interview. I met with the whole team, including a conference call attendee from another office. Everybody was really nice and positive. They asked relevant questions and didn't hold back from asking some challenging ones, but they also didn't ask pointlessly tricky or confrontational questions. I felt like I was being honestly evaluated for my fit with the team and my knowledge of the work.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how you handled a situation where somebody on your team was not doing their share of work. (Follow up: Do you think that was the best way to handle it, and why?)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given a call with an offer. It seemed good so I accepted. I had read on Glassdoor previously that they don't negotiate so I didn't try.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amgen in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted shortly after I submitted my resume to a recruiting company. I had 1 phone interview that was roughly an hour. I was then invited to a half day interview, where I toured the campus and had 5 one on one interviews that lasted roughly 30-45 minutes each. I was hired one week later, and begin week after that. Over all the process was smooth and efficient

    Interview Questions
    • I received many technical questions regarding my work with proteins, DNA, etc. I was asked to explain in depth any research projects I have been apart of any publications of which I am a co-author   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Wast any negotiation because it was a temp. position, but I was happy with the salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Amgen/Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    It is a long process. It takes time to even get the first call and then when you do expect to interview with anywhere from 5-7 people. Some of those will be panel interviews. Expect behavior based interviewing questions.

    The work culture, unfortunately depends on the department. Middle level management needs to be trained more on how to manage people.

    Interview Questions
    • These questions aren't necessarily difficult but you will be judged highly on your answer. For example "tell me about a time when you had a conflict with your manager and how it was resolved." Depending on the type of job you are applying for, you might be given a case study.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Amgen in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then the manager invites me for on-site interview on the very next day.
    He would like to see how I am doing without time for preparation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    All day interview with many people. An AC took me around from place to place. She was very nice and calmed me a bit since she did some talking about her experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Where did I see myself in 5 years, what did I consider my worst faults.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    My recruiter suggested that I make a counter offer, which I did. The recruiter mentioned that people work very hard at the company and I should get as much as I could for doing the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Specialist, Contracts & Pricing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Interview Details

    10+ interviews with all levels of department staff. Mainly behavioral questions, some consulting-style case questions

    Interview Questions
    • Pharmaceutical pricing case: we have a product that has been on the market for a couple years, but a competitor is soon coming to market. How should we price our product and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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