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Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens (Greece)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens (Greece)
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details

A friend of mine who was already working at Novartis told me about this work opportunity and i filed for the job. They called me just once at the headquarters of Athens and i got the job at the very same day.

Interview Questions
  • Not unexpected but difficult: ''how would you manage the following situation.....''   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Other Interview Reviews for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is still done at a local level,which is a plus, since some companies do not give the local managers any input.It is still a relatively low-pressure environment (no panel interviews), but it can depend entirely on the hiring manager. Get the word on the manager before your interview from anyone you can. Be prepared to answer questions on disease state, competition, relationships in territory, and especially past performance.

    Interview Questions
    • Having to give a brief sales presentation on the spot from a detail piece never seen before!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation at he time. It was my first pharmaceutical position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    They had two interviews with two managers. After that they fly you up to talk to the regional that you would be working under. The first two interviews went quickly. The regional was more of a rubber stamp process. The overall experience was pleasant enough for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What was an obstacle that you had to overcome.   Answer Question
    • Tell me when you succeeded at something that you didn't want to do.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was simple. I interviewed with two managers. After that interview I went to see the Regional manager and I had an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    • My abiltity to sell a product and disease state that was new.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I had been laid off from my previous employer so I was unable to negotiate but I did get paid more than my previous company
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Way too many interviews-- approximately 5 interviews and 45 days later to get a hire!

    Interview Questions
    • Sell me this pen!! I never had any sales experience... and they knew that but wanted a full blown pen sale!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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