Bristol-Myers Squibb Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    was contacted by recruiting after apply online, efficient process, recruiter very attentive and professional HR person also called. rapidly brought in for interview (about 2 days after call). was interviewed in a group setting and had private interview with manager. people very respectful and enthusiastic about BMS most people here new to company.

    Interview Questions

    • asked me about a time when a project didn't go well and how I handled it, asked me what type of work environment and people I worked best, several questions about data work. they need drug test and background check but I think reasonable given nature of work.   Answer Question
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    Research Investigator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb (New Brunswick, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was a day-long process which consisted of 6 interviews, a tour of the labs, and an hour-long seminar. Everyone was very friendly and professional, and most technical questions pertained to my PhD research. You could definitely get a sense of the caliber of technicality BMS has from the types of detailed questions that the interviewers asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you managed a project and it did not go as planned.   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb (Edison, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted an application online. I was Contacted by a recruiter within a week. The recruiter asked me about my skills and experience. Also some behavioral questions. I was invited for an onsite interview a week after the recruiter contacted me.

    Interview Questions

    • I interviewed with 4 people in a panel format. Be prepared to talk about your experiences and skills. Prepare for both technical and behavioral questions. The interview took about 2 hours.   Answer Question
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    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview

    interviewed twice with 3 people total. The process was fairly easy, as a recruiter set up the entire schedule. It only took about a week to hear back from them, which is refreshingly fast in this day and age with most large corporations.

    Interview Questions

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in March 2015.

    Interview

    They asked me to choose a topic that is related to statistics and gave a 30-45 minute presentation. With all the questions and answers, the presentation lasted one hour. After the presentation, I had one-on-one talk with different people, about 30 to 45 minutes with each person.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you applied this position?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied through campus career site. Job was sponsored by college alum. Received interview invite about 2-3 weeks after I submitted my app. I had a 30 min phone interview with 2 scientists. Pretty straightforward, with mostly behavioral questions. A couple technical questions thrown in, but those were easy. Standard phone interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Investigator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview

    3 interviews - initial meeting at a conference, phone interview (s), and an on - site interview with a panel of 10 individuals - a mixture of senior level scientists and directors.

    Biggest emphasis and questions geared towards goodness of the fit to a company. Working as part of a team/matrix environment, and scientific ability. Be honest about your answers ...

    Interview Questions

    • Have you worked as part of matrix environment? How?

      Have you had a conflict with a colleague? How did you handle it?
       
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    Negotiation

    Good offer (within the range I wanted). Didn't negotiate.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plainsboro, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb (Plainsboro, NJ).

    Interview

    The process took about a month. I first had a phone interview with a recruiter who then submitted me for the position. After the submission, I was selected for an in-person interview. I met with 2 people and the interview lasted about an hour. I studied behavioral questions, the company's product line, and the company's mission. None of these was discussed at the interview, but I highly suggest others to study these as some interviewers are harder than others.

    The interview was more of a discussion about BMS, what the position entails, and how my resume reflects the position. Be sure to know your weaknesses, your strengths, and what makes a good Project Manager. After about 1 week, I was offered the position through the recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate the salary, however I negotiated my start date.

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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview

    Seamless process with decisions being made in just a couple weeks from initial contact to final rounds. Very transparent and comprehensive. Solid two-way conversation and people were generally open minded and honest with questions.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Timing was off. Great company though.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview

    First run phone interview with HR. Second run phone interview with hiring managers. Third run on-site interview with hiring managers and other group members one-to-one for 5 hours including lunch interview. All the people there are very nice and I was comfortable with the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with conflict with others at workplace?
      Tell me a example that you used a new method to help the team finishing a project.
      Strengths and weaknesses.
       
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