AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated Oct 12, 2014
Updated Oct 12, 2014
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    Senior Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    This job is now contracted out to independent contractors. . They do not recruit this position directly anymore. An editorial Manager hires outside personnel. This is no longer a job that is hired directly by the company. There is nothing more to say.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses in the work environment   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy negotiations. flexible schedules
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen, 2 face to face interviews than ride-a-long day with a rep. very typical process with final interview being a panel of managers. Did not interview with a regional manager but most do.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavior based questions, must use STAR format...if you have examples of challenges and accomplishments ready you can fit them into most of the questions as examples   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    PDI contract, after 1 yr, hired on at AZ. Rare, but if you really push to shine, do as much or more that the AZ reps do, you will be noticed, not treated as a contract team member. You have to work to earn it!

    Interview Questions
    • Do not remember, but hired internally, so had demonstrated by abilities.Do remember it was STAR format   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation, offered a salary package, take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    a difficult process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied to a position through Kelly Services, and received an email from AZ asking to set up a phone interview within a week. I had a conference phone interview with multiple employees, and they asked availability for an on-site interview at the end of the phone interview. They emailed me the on-site interview information in a timely manner, and I had a panel interview two months after my phone interview. All their questions (phone and on-site) were asked directly from a pre-determined list, and they spent much of the interview writing down my responses.

    Interview Questions
    • All were STAR questions. Nothing too out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AstraZeneca in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    two phone interview, went pretty well, first one took an hour very good discussion with the hiring manager about what the work is about and my experience and project that i have done

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected just what i have done and question about the CV   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Diabetes Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen first interview to see if you fit qualifications, then face to face with District Sales Manager (Direct Manager), Brag Book & Past Experience in Disease State.

    Interview Questions
    • During your pharmaceutical medical sales career have you ever been asked to leave an office by the health care provider & why?   Answer Question
    • If a health care provider asked you to speak with a counterpart about how they have acted in his/her office, how would you handle that situation if meant that the counterpart woudl or would not be allowed back into that office?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    very professional and a quick process

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    requirements and salary were not compatable

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Took over a month, advances to F2F. Invited for ride along, got a rejection email a month later

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe a situation where you needed to do more then your fair share?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Communications Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    very scripted interview, with selected behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    • what was a situation where you did not have an expected outcome and how did you overcome disappointment   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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