Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated Mar 31, 2015
Updated Mar 31, 2015
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    Field Sales Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Quintiles (Roanoke Rapids, NC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was not complex at all. Quite frankly, I am not sure that the Interviewer was very experienced in interviewing. Further, I am very experienced in the Pharma and Biopharmaceutical industry and I was surprised that they wanted to interview me for a field sales position.

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    Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in March 2015.

    Interview

    There was an initial screening and then a 2 part interview: Behavioral and Case-Based. Both were in the same location on the same day but with two different people. Both interviewers were pleasant and easy to talk to. The Behavioral interview was typical (tell me about your experiences, leadership, handling of work load). The case was not too difficult but the interviewer definitely wanted to see that you were thinking from all angles and kept challenging you to consider alternatives.

    Interview Questions

    • Has there been a time where you have shown leadership in a group setting?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Principal Bio Statistician Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview

    Not the most transparent hiring process. I was inteviewed by an Associate Director who was working from home, but was also babysitting his daughter, he had to excuse himself more than twice to discipline his daughter and when he came back he could not remember where we had left off, and started a new question, he did it over and over again, not a single technical question later. I was told that they had moved on with another candidate. I felt violated and smeared. The guy was not listening to anything I was saying. I have more years of experience than required

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    Associate Director Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Quintiles (Atlanta, GA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Panel interview. full day process. did not describe the position well. could use some work on the process and give the candidate a better idea on what to expect.

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    Medical Device Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied on the company website. Two weeks later, I received an email from the company recruiter asking to set up an initial phone interview. We did that later in the afternoon. I received a follow-up email with instructions to watch a graphic video demonstrating how to use the medical device, to be sure I could "stomach" being in that environment. We scheduled a face-to-face interview at a hotel in a nearby city the following week. The interview went well. The recruiter described the position and the expectations, as well as the follow-up process. If selected as one of the final two candidates, they would fly me out to Atlanta to meet with the District Manager. I was told to expect a call the following day, but didn't receive one. I called the recruiter and left a message. The next day, I received an email saying I was not selected to move on with the process.

    Interview Questions

    • "Describe a time when disagreed with you manager. What did you do about it?"   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (3)  

    Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview

    The second round interviews were not too bad, but were long (45 minutes each). The cases were not math heavy and focused more on awareness of drug marketing and sales. The presentation component in the final round was odd and no seemed to actually care about it. They had to ask employees to watch the presentation and no one was very engaged. Minimal questions were asked.

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    • As a public health student, they asked me directly "do you have a problem helping pharmaceutical companies make money?"   Answer Question
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview

    Phone screening by HR , Followed by phone interview with Hiring Manager, Followed by Face to face interview with 4-5 different people on same day. ( technical lead, direct manager and director and other qa)

    Interview Questions

    • None. Everybody was really pleasant and asked questions relevant to the position   Answer Question
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    Clinical Project Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in November 2014.

    Interview

    Referred by employee and was contacted a few days later to interview with an Associate Director. That interview went very well, mostly just conversational in style, and I felt decent about my chances moving forward. A few days later I received an email stating that I would have a WebEx interview with another Associate Director, Director, and Senior Director and to prepare a short presentation. That went okay (I thought), though the interview ended kind of weirdly and abruptly. In retrospect, I'm sure they had already made their decision not to hire me based on my lack of experience at a CRO and very little (< 6 mos.) at a pharmaceutical company. After several attempts to reach out to the recruiter for any information regarding a decision, I received an auto-email stating that I had not been accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • None of them were particularly difficult. There were a few behavioral questions, but really it was either just conversation or how my experiences would be relevant to the position.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1. Phone Interview followed by a online screening.
    2. interview with the recrutier
    3. Final interview with the company's district manager

    Overall it was about a month long process. I did not get the job, but overall was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Not very unexpected questions. Typical interview questions.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Clinical Project Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles (Raleigh, NC) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Brief phone screen followed by a face-to-face where I was asked to prepare a 20 min presentation. Unprofessional at interview, arrogant and condescending. Complete waste of my time, I traveled and spent night in a hotel. I would not want to work for an elitist group like this. Very narrow vision of who fits their profile for success and unwilling to adequately train.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a PI who could or would not recruit patients   Answer Question

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