Amgen Interview Questions in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Jun 18, 2015
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Was given a phone screen and saw my CV matched their job description. They flew me down to their HQ, 4 hour interview with different team members to director positions. Given an offer 4 weeks later. They try not to give you any indication that you were their favorite candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest weakness? Mostly all behavioral questions, some technical questions related to on job work.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was available but they try to dissuade you from negotiating.

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA).

    Interview

    Met hiring manager, line manager, and team after a phone screen. I was asked to demonstrate my expertise in SDLC and RUP methodology, as well as my previous IT experience. The process was very friendly, and I got to know the staff before working with them. This was an Amgen from a past long gone.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you manage a project with multiple dependencies?   1 Answer
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    Field Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Specialist - IS Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Company comes to college for an interview. I met with 5 people in an hour. They are friendly and like most other interviews, they want you to walk through your resume, describe some situation you have faced in the past. Basically, those people are project managers and wants to see whether you suite their project or not. The interview process was good and they said usually results would come out in 1 months cause they have a bunch of schools to go. I was contacted one month later said that they were still trying to work that out. And another 2 weeks later a phone interview was asked to schedule with another manager who did not come to school. The interview will be held this week. In all, it was a very long process.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral Questions like describe some situation you have faced....   Answer Question
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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA).

    Interview

    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
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    Research Associate In Small Molecule Chemsitry Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Global Strategic Sourcing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA).

    Interview

    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

    Internship, so there was no negotiations; the only option was the dates and terms of internship; 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or 12 weeks.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Wast any negotiation because it was a temp. position, but I was happy with the salary

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    Amgen/Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA).

    Interview

    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

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