Covance Interview Questions & Reviews in Harrogate, England

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    Study Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrogate, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Covance in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two telephone interview followed by a panel interview with presentation.

    The first telephone interview was carried out by a HR person and asked 'typical' phone interview questions.

    The second telephone interview was between me and two heads of department. Technical questions were asked to understand the depth of my scientific knowledge.

    The panel interview required a 20-30 min presentation followed by 10-15 min of questions. This was followed by three mini panel interviews where they focused both on my scientific and managerial knowledge. The questions were asked in the STAR format. The inetrview lasted four hours.

    Interview Questions
    • No question as such but they wanted to know a lot of technical detail. I didn't know the answers to some questions but they didn't mind, and in fact said I would get full training.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation. They offered me a salary and used the 'Covance compelling offer' i.e. a pension and discount card to make it sound better.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cellular Pathology Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrogate, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrogate, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Covance in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    First phone interview is short and not specific asking general questions why here your plans and salary expectations. Than intra department one with manager and one of the senior scientists. This one is definitely science based prep yourself in the subject of H&E and at least one of non standard staining techniques like PAS. Knowledge of full Histology process beginning with tissue selection, processing, wax embedding and staining will be your must if you want great first impression.

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    Negotiation Details
    If you have an experience directly in that field you will get higher salary when asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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