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very well admitted provided a very generous lunch and dinner. Smooth interview staff very friendly and professional. It took 1 day to get an offer. Very good sign up bonus. Nice people.
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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Merck (Rahway, NJ) in October 2011.
Company moves somewhat slowly through the interview process. After an initial phone interview with the hiring manager and team leader, two weeks later an on-site interview was extended.
Aside from accomodations being set quickly by the travel department, most aspects of the 1:1 interview were poorly planned. Didn't receive a schedule for the day until right before dinner the night before. Dinner was with two team leaders. The full interview day began with a research presentation followed by a total of 7 1:1 interviews, which ranged from casual discussion to questions about research. Never heard back with either an offer or rejection. Most people were pleasant to talk to; some were quieter than others and required more leading of the discussion.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Merck (Rahway, NJ) in October 2008.
It was strictly a social inteview. Can you put a coherent sentence together? It was the simplest interview I've had in a long time but a hiring freeze kept an offer from being extended. In the end, it led to another interview which led to an offer from another department
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Merck (West Point, PA) in July 2008.
I had applied for a medicinal chemistry job prior to getting this interview and was contacted directly by the hiring manager about a different opportunity. The interview was a full day, in 30 minute increments speaking with different scientists, mainly PhD chemists. They did ask many technical questions, mostly about the research summary I had provided. There was a dinner the night before with two associate scientists so that you could ask questions about the interview etc.
- What do you think is going on in this reaction? (Asking about a reaction in my research summary.) Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Merck in February 2011.
I received an email to conduct a phone interview with a scientist from Merck. The interview was mostly behavioral with some questions about past experience and also questions about what the most challenging things I have done were.
- What was a challenging task and how did you solve it? Answer Question
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