Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Pfizer (Cambridge, MA).
Started with a behavioral phone interview with an HR recruiter, who told me that in a few days I would be contacted by the hiring manager's secretary for a phone interview with the hiring manager. One or two weeks went by with no contact and no response to my follow-up, then I received an invitation for an on-site. Met with 5-6 people who asked a mix of behavioral and background/experience questions. It seemed to go well with positive feedback from interviewers. Followed up with HR a few weeks later and received no response. Followed up with the secretary who forwarded my email to the recruiter; finally received a response that the decision process would take a few weeks from then. Two months later and no update. No response to follow-up. Overall the worst experience I've had with HR from any workplace; really solidifies my original impression that the company does not care about candidates or its people, just the bottom line.
- Give me an example of time where you had to find a solution to a problem. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive Experience
I was contacted by the DM who had been given my resume by a DM in another territory. We talked and emailed back and forth about 5 times before my interview. The position was in another state so the interview was conducted over the phone. I shipped him my brag book a week ahead of time so he could study it.
- Describe a time where you were faced with problems or stresses that tested your coping skills. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Pfizer (Philadelphia, PA) in March 2015.
There were a total of about 8 questions, 30 seconds each that are asked via video recording. There's a section in the beginning for you to practice before the actual interview recording.
- What skills and/or experience can you contribute to the company? Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Pfizer.
I applied online through the company's website. Two weeks later, I did a phone interview with the hiring manager that lasted for about 30-40min. About ~1.5 month later, I was invited for an onsite interview. The interview was from 830a-330p, with 7 one-on-one meetings, an job talk presentation, and lunch. Everyone was very nice and informative. There were lots of behavioral questions.
- Why do you want to work with Pfizer? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Pfizer (Groton, CT) in March 2015.
I applied online and a month or two after submitting my application (around mid March) I got a call from HR to schedule a phone interview with the man who would be my boss. He honestly sounded like I was already hired during the interview which made being rejected a little painful.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Pfizer (New York, NY).
Human resources gave a phone interview for about 10 or 15 mins. then proceeded with face to face interview with line manager, next would be the sr manager but i didn't make it that far.
- There are a lot of office politics that could happen, if someone gave you work that should not be yours, what would you do? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Friendly, easy interview. Phone interview followed by office visit. Panel phone interview. Very transparent about when will hear back, what happens next, etc. Interview hosted by employees in the field, not necessarily Human Resources employees, which was nice.
- Standard behavioral type questions. Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months – interviewed at Pfizer.
The hiring manager started the Initial interview. Nothing unexpected. Asked about my past projects, my PhD thesis, and career plan in the next five year. The questions about my research were very technical.
- No Offer
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Pfizer.
attended ashp midyear. using their pps system, I went through 3 rounds of interviews followed by a reception. The conversation was extremely pressure free as if we were longtime friends. the fellows and preceptors were extremely nice. I felt welcome and already part of the team
- tell me about a time when things didnt go your way and you had to make a sudden change 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Pfizer in December 2014.
I applied for the position in early October. The Monday before Thanksgiving, I was received an email request for a phone screen, which took place the day before Thanksgiving. That went well, and I was asked in for an in person interview taking place about two weeks later. The interview was conducted in a two person meeting room. I was told that three other candidates were also being interviewed in other meeting rooms, and the interviewers were moving between the rooms. The interview questions consisted entirely of work related questions, and they were entirely of the "tell me about a time when you..." variety. I met with 6 people across 4 hours, and I was taken to lunch in the cafeteria in the lobby level by the hiring manager and a potential colleague. The interviews went well, and I was asked back to meet the VP for an informal discussion over coffee in the Starbucks in the lobby. He chose not to ask any interview style questions, but instead we had a freewheeling somewhat directionless conversation. I wasn't prepared for this, and were I faced with the same situation again, I would be sure to have a few points in mind that I wanted to emphasize. The meeting was supposed to be 30 minutes, but last an hour, and it was very pleasant.
- What are the three things that you are best at doing? 1 Answer
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