AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
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    Specialty Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview then online question followed by F2F by hiring manager. The phone interview was more or an information gathering that is passed on to the hiring manager. The psych online eval is very tough and pretty much decides if they have you continue in the interview process. Did not like the psych eval because it is not very good in indicating if you will be a good employee or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you did a presentation and how did it go.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was asked to schedule a telephone interview about a week later. The telephone interview lasted 17 minutes to be exact and was nothing more than a brief overview of my background and accomplishments. I was told to look for a 200 question personality assessment in the next day or so and if you pass the assessment you will be emailed a more detailed application to fill out. I made it through the entire process and wasn't even given an opportunity to interview with them face to face which was disappointing but this is how companies operate these days.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time when you had to do a presentation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The first stages went relatively quick. The process proceeded just as every other review explains; phone interview, online assessment, etc. I was asked to schedule a face to face interview about a month or more after the phone interview. It was to take place in Utica, NY, but the assigned territory was Saratoga Springs, NY. They asked for candidates to prepare a 10 minute persuasive conversation and to learn and utilize the STAR format. I was given a week to prepare. Unfortunately, the interview was postponed due to a snowstorm and I was assured that it would be rescheduled by a HR rep (I believe a third party). I contacted them the next week after I hadn't heard back. I was told it would be rescheduled after the new year. (it was mid December). The first week of the new year I was expecting an email to schedule an interview, but instead received a no-reply email saying the position had been filled. I contacted the the woman who had cancelled my interview and she informed me it was an internal candidate.

    I fully understand when I don't hear back from a prospective employer after application or even an interview. I understand they wait until the end of the process to inform candidates. What I found immensely unprofessional is to be called for an interview and asked to prepare a topic for presentation and left wondering for a full month. Candidates should have been notified that the interviews would not be held. I have better things to do with my time than prepare for a non-existent interview. The entire process took almost three and a half months. I accepted another offer while waiting for the response.

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare a 10 minute persuasive conversation on a topic of your choice.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews. 1st was a phone interview discussing resume, then a behavioral based test via the Internet, then I was suggested to apply for the position, then my resume went to the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • In 2013 when you gave a presentation, tell me who was the audience, what was the presentation about, and what was the result of that presentation?   Answer Question
    • This is a situational based question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Diabetes Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter to do a 20-30 minute phone interview. Then online assessment, which was mostly just personality questions. My first f2f interview was with two DSM. 3-4 situational questions (star format), 10 minute persuasive conversation in any subject you wanted. Great conversation and was a natural setting. Second f2f was with my direct hiring manager and another DSM. It was similar to the first one but I needed new success stories, I prepared a new persuasive conversation and strong close.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    The same day I applied I received a call to schedule a phone interview for the following day. After the phone interview, I was immediately sent 2 personality tests. After the personality tests, I was sent an email with a Hiring Application. 2 days later (on a Friday) I received a call to schedule a face-to-face interview on the following Monday. Interview consisted of STAR format questions and had to prepare a 10 minute persuasive discussion.

    Waiting to hear back from hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Ethical dilemma, situation in which I had to persuade someone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    phone interview with third party recruiter, then sent link for assessment, application. then first face to face so far. 2 district sales managers at interview, make sure you bring your resume (multiple copies) sound like most of the procedure will continue through third party recruiter

    Interview Questions
    • rest assured they will probably ask you about ethical dilemma, other questions straight forward, new idea, problem, changed somebody's mind, difficult doctor. Do not expound on answer, just strictly star format, very little opportunity to sell yourself   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Principal Pharmacoviligence Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online got immediate acknowledgement of application. Didn't hear back for 4 months, then was called and asked to interview for the job I applied for and also another related position. Interview scheduled 3 weeks later and was conducted via teleconference from England and Sweden. Interview lasted about 3 hours and followed STAR format. Three weeks post interview and have not received followup request for information or disposition of status.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to decide which position I prefer although details of each were somewhat sketchy for one of the open positions which was a newly created role.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. A few days later I received an email with instruction on how to set up a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of basic questions regarding my resume and a few behavior STAR questions. After the interview I was sent the personality tests followed by an official online application.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Office interview. Hiring manager conducted interview. HR was not present. Questions were typical . Behavioral questions read directly from written documents. Interview lasted approximately 70 minutes. Interviewers were not experienced.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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