Dow AgroSciences Biologist Interview Questions

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    Biologist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Dow AgroSciences in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    This company uses behavioral interviewing, which in practical terms means that they'll ask questions about a candidate's competencies, skills, soft-skills, leadership, etc. In each instance, the most competitive candidate will respond with a specific example WITH DETAILS of their own experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you worked on a project that failed. What made it fail and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This was my first full-time job out of college. I didn't negotiate, but simply accepted the offer they gave.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Computational Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dow AgroSciences.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was tough. There are four people in data analysis group asked different questions regarding computer science and biology. After phone interview, they offered me an on-site interview. No much tough questions at on-site interview. But I was failed to receive a rejection email from HR within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Some background in computer science, such as Hash table   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Dow AgroSciences in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview was set up with hiring manager and a scientist two months after applying for the job. In-person interview was a couple of weeks latter. My interview was with HR agent and 24 scientists in addition to a 45-min presentation. The questions were good, relevant, and legitimate. They looked like a very professional group. All looked positive and I was told that they will make a hiring decision in 2 weeks. However, I have not heard back from them yet (more than a month after interview). I contacted HR times and I have been told that hiring decision is not made yet. Someone told me it took her 2.5 months to get an offer after interview. Not sure but I think a hiring freeze is imposed on the position.
    Any idea on why it takes so long to hear back from them???

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Dow AgroSciences.

    Interview Details

    Had a total of 3 interviews, one with who would be my boss and workmates, my boss supervisor, and the person that had my boss job before. Mostly behavioral questions were asked and in-depth knowledge questions were few.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was necesary the salary offer was fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Molecular Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Dow AgroSciences in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was good and the questions were the same for different groups.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Molecular Biologist-Trait Genetics & Technologies R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dow AgroSciences in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an HR personal to fix up an Interview date on applying through Corporate site. I received call for the interview on the Time scheduled by HR. Instead of having behavioral interview I was interviewed by three Team Leads of three different projects. The interview was Fully technical but not very Tough. Question asked were mainly about the Instrumentation experience required by the position such as PCR experience. When & how long you had been using PCR? What are the different types of PCR and name them?

    Interview Questions
    • What are the different types of PCR? Name them?   View Answer
    • How long you have used PCR and where?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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