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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2015
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    phone interview scheduled one week ahead, then face to face

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in February 2014.

    Interview

    Initial communication was via email to set up phone interview time. Phone interview was with company recruiter. Next step was to be contact by area director or other recruiter for another phone interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (Columbus, OH) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Fairly short hiring process. There is a phone screen. You are then interviewed by the hiring manager. There may be a second interview with the same manager and an additional manager. If chosen, you will be sent to the Regional Director. Usually a sign-off.

    Interview Questions

    • If you disagree with your manager, how do you handle the situation?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not really negotiable

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  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in April 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview, Face to Face interview with Manager, Face to Face interview with Regional Manager

    Interview Questions

    • What is your business plan for the next 6 months?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it.

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Expect several interviews. Typical situational questions to be answered using the STAR (situation, task, action, result) format are common. Really no left-field questions and an overall good interview experience. Important to the company: living in the territory or nearby the territory boundary. Also experience in the disease states related to the position in question and/or preexisting relationships with physicians.

    Negotiation

    You fill out what you would like your salary to be prior to the interview process. Kind of gross, but it doesn't let you submit your application without doing so. They offered a modest salary, tried to bargain to get more and was told that the BASE salary I wanted could be reached with the base salary they offered IF I hit 100% of my sales goal. Womp.

  7.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bay City, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (Bay City, MI) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Smooth, more like a cocktail party than an interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Be prepared

  8.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (Champaign, IL) in January 2007.

    Interview

    Telephone interview, face to face with mngr, face to face with second mngr, face to face with field rep, face to face with original mngr, face to face with RD

    Interview Questions

    • There were a bunch of tell about a time when questions.   Answer Question
  9.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in February 2012.

    Interview

    Was initially contacted by the manager via phone. A phone interview was set up for another date. Phone interview consisted of basic items listen on resume. There was a huge push to verify all sales data listed. I can verify all information via performance reviews but if you cannot, do no put it on your resume. Phone interview lasted about 30 minutes or so. I was called back for a face to face interview. A week later, face to face interview with 2 managers. (good/bad cop) It was evident they were supposed to use the questions the company supplied but that didn't happen. Overall, after about 10 minutes into the interview, I knew this was not the person or company I wanted to work for. I didn't like the antics that went on.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you and a co-worker did not see eye to eye.   Answer Question
    • Explain a time when your ideas went all the way to the President of your company and the Regional Area Manager.   1 Answer
    • Everyone makes sales calls. They see physicians once a week, schedule lunches, etc. what makes you so special?   Answer Question
    • Specific questions related to disease state of products I previously sold. Mechanism of actions, indications of all products previously carried.   1 Answer
    • Sell an item on the table.   1 Answer
  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in September 2009.

    Interview

    applied at a sales job fair. was called a couple of weeks later for a 1 on 1 informal face to face interview. more like a friendly conversation. later, probably a couple of weeks later had a 4 hour interview with the hiring manager and was offered an opportunity to ride along with a rep to get a feel for the culture. after that was offered the job.

    Negotiation

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  11. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in October 2007.

    Interview

    Two phone IV's, 2 f2f (one with a senior sales rep, one with direct manager), and one final panal IV (RD, DM and another DM)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there were no negotiations- this is what we're offering, take it or leave it

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