Eurofins Scientific Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2015
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garden Grove, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Garden Grove, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Hires through an agency and the interview was more personal. Asked briefly about the instruments you have had experience during your education and about the flexibility for working overtimes. The interview process was short and simple and they offered a tour around the lab.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your goal within five years?   1 Answer
  2.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mebane, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Mebane, NC).

    Interview

    Formal interview following initial email and phone correspondence. Standard interview process from my experience and not intimidating. Tour of facility after the interview including a quick meeting with potential colleagues.

    Interview Questions

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    Bacteriology Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Longmont, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Was contacted 4 months after applying via email from the President of the STA labs in Longmont, CO (on a Mon or Tue). They had been in transition after moving their seed health testing solely to Colorado. Scheduled an interview for Friday. Interview was mainly me talking about my experience (5 years working lab experience) and meeting the other lab employees and touring the facility. No behavioral interview questions. Mostly why was I interested in working there. They stated they wanted to hire me at the end of the interview. Their recruiters sent me a bunch of paperwork including the application again, plus forms for background check and disability disclosure before they even made an offer which was irritating. Got a call from the recruiter on the following Monday with the offer. It was extremely low and was frankly insulting considering my experience level. They should be hiring recent grads with no professional lab experience at the rate they offered. The recruiter said he'd get back to me after I told him what I made currently and couldn't afford to take a pay cut. He never contacted me again- company felt unprofessional overall.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you have any experience managing employees in your current role?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was extremely low for my experience level. It was clear that they don't want to pay for experience. They should be hiring recent grads for this role not someone with 5 years of professional lab experience.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Des Moines, IA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I only had one brief Skype interview, where my soon-to-be boss asked me mostly behavioral questions and about my background. Definitely one of the easier and more relaxed interviews I have experienced.

    Interview Questions

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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lancaster, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Lancaster, PA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Applied foe multiple positions since august of 2013 and only just recieved a call in my, dont apply until AFTER you have a degree. General questions were asked in the jnteeview, bestand worst traits etc... HR and 8 managers interview me, rather intimdating at first but all very nice people.

    Interview Questions

    • Define trust and how do you develop trust with others.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiations didnt occur.

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    Client Support Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Chantilly, VA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was very easy and short it lasted about 20 minutes. The supervisor that interviewed me asked around 10 questions one after the other very fast and I did not really have to give him a lot details. Before the one on one interview I had to do an interview with the HR manager. When I spoke with the HR manager was also a very bref conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my customer service experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation because on the job post the salary and the benefits were included so before going to the interview I already knew about the benefits.

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Des Moines, IA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Everything was very nonprofessional and nonchalant. It felt as though they were just going through the motions. The vibe they gave off was as if the interviewees were wasting their time.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were standard. They just asked about lab experiences.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was through a head hunting company so there were no negotiations. I later found out while working there that they prefer to use head hunting companies so they can low ball offers with no negotiating.

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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific in January 2010.

    Interview

    This was an atypical, unusual process for an atypical position and location. Application instructions were to call a phone number and leave a message after the instructions. There were no instructions as to who the Company was, their location other than city name or exactly what the position was or required. I left the required information after the phone recording. After 3 days, I received a phone call requesting a personal interview at which time I was given the work-site location, date & time and the site supervisor to meet. I arrived at the interview allotted time to find I was following another interviewee, and I will tell you now, that when I left, another interviewee was arriving. We did not sit in an office for the interview, but sat in the sampling and lab areas of the work site. The Supervisor was warm and pleasant to speak with and asked that scary question everyone worries about..."Tell me about yourself." We had 45 minutes of questions and answers that we both brought up during the interview. Most of the questions from the Supervisor were truly not about my past employment history. At the end of the interview, I was politely and warmly instructed how to find my way back out of the facilities and that the position would be filled within 7-10 days, but not to expect confirmation unless I was personally called. I must state at this point, I still had not been asked for or had given my resume to the Supervisor or anyone else. I asked before leaving the interview if they would like a copy of my resume, and was told that if I wanted to leave a copy, to give it to the Security Guard at the gate, I did leave a copy of my resume with the Guard along with a handwritten Thank You note. Still to this day, this was the most unusual and unexpected process I have experienced todate.

    Interview Questions

    • The employment position, as I was informed at the interview, was for a part-time position as a lab tech and grader (this was not noted in the job posting). I was looking for a full-time position as I wanted to close the 14 year old business that I presently owned. Due to the down economy, that was my reason for searching for alternative employment. I just knew in my heart that I wanted this job opportunity, but feared beyond hope that it had gone to someone else--besides, they didn't even really want my resume! On the 8th. day following the interview, I received a call from the Site Supervisor asking if I were interested in the position spoken about. I was excited and quite shocked at the same time at the offer. It honestly was not the full time position I had hoped for and the hourly rate was less than expected, but I wanted the job and the opportunity to work with this Site-Supervisor whom was so warm and personable. I started work the next week. Within 80 days, I was working full-time and learning every possible job Eurofins had available on-site. Within 8 months, I was asked if I would consider a Supervisory position. The most Unexpected Questions and Answers. 1st. were my question(s) to the Site-Supervisor...(Q)..How many people applied for the initial part-time position? (A)..150+ response calls as of the date of my interview (remember, that was within 3 days of the advertised job posting that I was called for the interview) and the response calls were still adding to the list. They shut down the recording after over 200 responses. (Q) I am completely astounded, out of all of these recorded responses and No Resume's to review, how did you decide to personally interview those that you did call? (A) The professional sound and way you left your phone recorded response to the job posting. (Q) Why did you not want to review my resume. (A) I still have not read your resume. It has been placed in your employee file unread. I needed to know if I could work with you and you with the rest of the employees on staff. You were the best candidate I spoke with out of all.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    On the phone and Eurofins stated the terms and I accepted. Just That Simple!

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    Microbiology Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific.

    Interview

    The interview started with a presentation to break the ice. Then they divided us in groups to do some activities toghether and at the end there was the interview with the manager. Everyone was really friendly and kind. All the process tooks at least 4 hours but they phoned me only the day after to tell that i was accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your values? What do you know about the company?   Answer Question
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Eurofins Scientific (Bangalore (India)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I got a call from HR of Eurofins, Applied through Online Portal. Interview Process consists of 1 Written Round , 2 Technical Rounds, 1 Managerial Round and Final HR Discussion. Managerial round has Logical and Analytic questions asked. The Project management Tasks. etc. Questions on multitasking, bindings, OOPS and Design Patterns.

    Interview Questions

    • The Interview Process Had Basics of Oops and Scenario Questions. Questions on Linq, Lambda Expressions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was not Great.

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