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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

Interview Details

They asked 4 questions and requested the answers be STAR format.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview. It was conducted by a third party recruiter. She asked basic questions pertaining to work history and education history. She also asked about your driving history because a clean driving record is very important to obtaining the job. Also, questions about presentation skills were asked. Details about the job were also given about training, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    1 interview with manager, 1 field ride with team member, 1 interview with regional manager

    Interview Questions
    • Not very difficult... understand the company and industry and you'll be fine   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at AstraZeneca in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by 5 people. Starting with the lowest in rank and ending with the highest, a senior VP. Questions were fairly straightforward, no tricks or anything. Everyone was very kind and courteous.

    Interview Questions
    • "Case style" question asking what I would do in a certain situation when a doctor was being particularly difficult   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    To accept a position at a different company

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 24 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I first applied online and was emailed a confirmation for a phone interview. This went well, fairly easy, simple questions about yourself, your past work experience, and behavioral questions. Remember to answer in STAR format. I was then asked to fill out a questionaire of about 200 questions. Done and Done. I was then appointed a face-to-face interview with the Hiring manager/DSM who brought along another DSM to the interview.
    **WORD OF ADVICE: It is extrememly important to DO YOUR RESEARCH! look up the hiring manager, find out a little about him/her so you have something to talk about regarding their accomplishments and experience. An interview should be a conversation.
    ***Research the company. Find out what their goals are. DO NOT assume that you will just be selling drugs to doctors and courting them with exceptional foods. The hiring manager does not want to hear this. You want to provide great medicine to HELP PEOPLE IN NEED. Care about the job, don't just do it for the perks or money. You can't fool others.
    **Smile, be charasmatic, polite, and professional. Always answer in STAR format, for they will indeed ask you 4 behavioral questions that pretty much make or break your interview. Last but not least, CLOSE THE INTERVIEW by expressing your gratitude for the interview and letting them know that YOU WANT THE JOB and that you solemly believe you qualify. Ask them if they see you as a potential candidate. It's a yes or a no question, so be prepared.
    GOOD LUCK and always be a step ahead.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. What ethical dilemma have you experienced at your workplace
      2. When have you had to convince your boss to make a decision
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got a call after my interview and was offered a package I couldn't resist. I tried to negotiate the base salary for the heck of it, however I was told that my lack of experience was the reason for the base salary (which wasn't too shabby). So I happily accepted. I also had the luck of having a lovely manager to work with, so that's always helpful.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterey, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterey, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone screen with a recruiter, had a one on one interview with two hiring managers who each had an open position, 2 weeks later I had a ridealong and then a final interview in 1 month. Afterwards, I received a call and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt negotiate because I was new to the industry.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Be ready to present some STARS. Their interviews, even internal, is in the STAR format. Think of different situations (especially any in sales) and present your Tasks, Actions and Results. They are very results orientated and want to make sure that your decision making is results driven.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your previous manager say you could improve about yourself? Do you agree? Why, and how would you improve on that?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, but that was seven years ago.
    Accepted Offer
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    STAR interview, I had one day of interviews , 2 seperate interview with District managers

    Negotiation Details
    easy
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    It has been ovr 25 years since I went through this so my views would not be of value

    Negotiation Details
    offered me job was what I wanted did not negotate
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview that I had was extremely professional. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly. In the 1st round, I was interviewed by the recruitment team. The 2nd round was held by my future supervisor. I did not receive the result for the 2nd round yet.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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