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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No Offer
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Eli Lilly.
DO your research ahead of time-know about the field
- if you do your research, don't worry Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Applied online. Emailed back by a recruiting agency to complete online questionnaire; I can't remember exactly, but it seemed like 100 behavioural questions. The next day, received a phone call from the recruiting agency who proceeded to ask some basic screening questions about resume and experience. A couple of days later received a request for a face to face interview with 2 district managers and trainer. Interview was at a hotel. The whole day was blocked out at the hotel for interviews, so lots of applicants. My interview only lasted 2 hours. Basic STAR questions. Then another one on one interview with hiring manager. Whole process was fast although I heard this is not always the case. I must've applied at the right time.
- Last question was in 2 minutes how would you sell yourself to us? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Eli Lilly.
Initial phone screening from outside vendor basically reviewing work history and asking very basic questions. Next is panel interview with 2 DSM's or 1 DSM and 1 Rep. Final interviews are with potential DSM for final approval. Most questions are in the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result). Be prepared with multiple stories you can reference throughout.
- Tell me about a time that you disagreed with your manager. Answer Question
- No Offer
Long interview process - probably 6 or 7 rounds. Dinners, phone calls, references, etc. Before you go through the process, make sure that there are actual positions open. When they came to my college (and several others) they made multiple rounds of interviews but ended up not hiring anyone.
- Understand the top most successful drugs Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted Offer
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Eli Lilly.
After Initial Computer Assessment: 1-Phone 2-Panel (3 managers and 1 sales trainer or exec rep 3-One on One with Hiring Manager
- Verbally give me a 30 day action plan Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
Heavy pressure multiple interviews. You better know your stuff.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Eli Lilly.
Phone interview, Face-to-face panel interview(s), Face-to-face with hiring manager, ride along/face-to-face with a sales rep from prospective district. The interview process lasted almost two months. Sometimes there would be a week, or two, between communications with the company.
- With absolutely no medical or science background, why should we even consider you? Answer Question
No negotiation. Human Resources has a formula and bracket based on your past experience that is used to determine your salary. There might be a way to negotiate salary, but I am not aware of one with this company.
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Eli Lilly.
you must go through personality screening before a phone interview
- how are you going to get past the gatekeeper Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Eli Lilly (Kansas City, MO).
On-Line personality and compatability screening. If you fail this, you do not move on (even though a lot of great reps fail this!). Following this: Phone interview, panel interview (3 managers for 1 hour each, separately), then a final interview with a hiring manager who made a decision within a day.
- What are your most profound weaknesses? (The intensity of the question and demand for an immediate answer were just high pressure) 1 Answer
Took what I could as the industry was hot at the time
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Eli Lilly (Dallas, TX).
Phone screen from recruiter, Face to Face Interview with District Manager, Panel Interview with 3 managers, Final interview with Manager.
- What is the most competitive thing you did last week that wasn't related to work? 1 Answer
Manager informed me that there was no room for negotiation, that the salary came from HR. Other reps commented that that wasn't their same experience.
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