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    Staff Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior CHEMIST Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rahway, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Rahway, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Merck in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think you would make this compound?   Answer Question
    • Was there ever a time when you had to convince your boss to see things your way?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rahway, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Rahway, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Merck in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you had to deal with an uncomfortable scenario involving your supervisor. How did you resolve the problem?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation involving a problem involving a coworker. What was the problem and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Medicinal Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Point, PA
    Anonymous Employee in West Point, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merck in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think is going on in this reaction? (Asking about a reaction in my research summary.)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Medicinal Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merck in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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