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Quintiles Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Project Manager Interview

Clinical Project Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.

Interview Details – Interview scheduling was quite smooth and interviewers were all very pleasant and down to earth. Overall a really great interview. The post-interview was the issue as I had to follow up for updates at which point they began inquiring about my salary requirements (which had been previously listed on my online application). Rather than make me their best offer they kept trying to get me to lower my minimum, which was quite annoying. They finally communicated that they couldn't meet my minimum so we thanked each other and I moved on.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions but did have to do a 20 minute presentation to interview panel with Q&A afterwards.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Lowball salary offer was quite insulting so I had to pass.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant
Overland Park, KS

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2012.

Interview Details – One interview with two of the Line Managers present. Not a hard interview..always be prepared to answer the question of "what does ethics mean to you?" You don't have to have an elaborate answer, just the basic meaning so that they know that you are aware of the code of conduct for the confidential nature of this industry.

Interview Question – No difficult questions..they like you to know that if you have a problem of any type to escalate things to the higher ups in the chain of command and you need to know how to get along with people and that they want you to move up the ladder to the CRA positions when they become open, which is a good career move anyway.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There isn't a lot of negotiation room and if you have a 4 year degree, you will get a couple dollars more per hour than if you don't and you can't move up to the Senior CTA or any of their CRA positions without a degree, but they will still hire you without the degree for the regular CTA positions, although they do prefer you have the degree.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Entry Level ACE CRA Interview Interview

Entry Level ACE CRA Interview

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2014.

Interview Details – Overall, it was a very pleasurable experience interviewing with Quintiles. I first started by applying to the position on the Quintiles website. I was then contacted by a recruiter via email who asked me to complete a QA on May 4, 2014. After this I spoke to the recruiter for a phone screening and to set up my first phone interview. My phone interview was May 6, 2014 with a Operations and Line Manager. Moving forward I was then contacted for a second phone/video interview with the regional line manager and a senior CRA in my area on May 28, 2014. Each phone interview took about an hour and they were very precise and detailed. All questions asked were relating to the CRA role. I didn't receive too many personality based questions during the interviews being that those questions were asked on the QA. I received my offer June 25, 2014.

Interview Question – 1)What are the roles of a CRA while working from home? 2) Which tasks do you complete at a site first if the following are occuring: -Patient needs to be source verified and is now on C3D15, -You did not meet with the physician on your last visit and need to meet with them on this one,- There are two newly registered patients beginning treatment the day you have arrived for your visit,- You need to perform drug accountability?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no need for negotiation. The salary was within the same range I was presented with during my phone screening.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.

Interview Details – The process took 6 weeks, phone interview followed by assessment test, F2F with Quintiles DM, Flown to Chicago for interview with Pharma company interview with DM, Regional Manager. Initial interview was very easy basic questions. Interviews with Pharma company was a bit more difficult with many behavior based questions. Answers were often questioned with a rebuttal needed.

Interview Question – Nothing stands out just dug into past experiences asking how you responded.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation available


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Miami, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.

Interview Details – Initial 30 min phone call about the opportunity, next an hour phone interview, followed a sales aptitude test then by a F2F with the staffing manager and finally flown out to Atlanta where I had 2 rounds of interviews. Received call with offer about a week later.

Interview Question – All questions were STAR questions and behavior based. Describe a time when you... Etc most difficult question was probably describe a time when you failed and what you learned from it   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant
Durham, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Quintiles in January 2014.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview and then got asked for an in-person interview. Received an offer within 48 hours. The in person interview was with two of the line managers and one current Clinical Trial Assistant. It was based off of behavioral questions.

Interview Question – If your employer asks you to do something that is against your opinion how would you handle the situation.   Answer Question


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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Entry Level ACE CRA Interview

Entry Level ACE CRA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2014.

Interview Details – After being referred by an employee, I was contacted by a recruiter and asked to fill out a screening form and formally apply for the position. About a week later I was contacted to schedule a phone interview with a manager and senior member of the CRA staff. The call lasted about an hour and was a mixture of questions with cut-and-dry answers (explain the role of the 1572 / what are the SAE reporting regulations) and behavioral questions (typical "tell me about a time when..." that are best responded to in the STAR format), along with a general discussion of the role and expectations with time for me to ask questions. About 2 weeks later I was contacted to participate in a WebEx interview with two managers (in lieu of flying to Raleigh) which was more of the same. Everyone was pleasant and kind. Less than a week later I was notified that Quintiles would like to offer the position. I requested time to make my decision since I was awaiting the outcome of another position. I felt that the actual interview process was far superior to the negotiation process, e.g., forget wanting to negotiate with these people. In the initial stages of the process, I was told of the hiring salary range (low-to-mid $$) and requested something about $2-3k more than that. Was told it shouldn't be a problem. When it came time to accept the offer, the amount was low $$ (no mid about it!) and when I brought up what I was told earlier in the process, I was shut down and told that there was no negotiating the salary.

Interview Question – Question about SAE reporting regs.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I had another offer that I was more interested in, had better benefits, and paid considerably more money. Quintiles would not budge on the starting salary despite what I had been told when the interview process started.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – First interview by telephone, followed by face to face interviews with 3 managers. Typical interview questions were asked, as well as extensive questions following each job and skills listed on the resume. Managers were encouraging, not judgment or arrogant. Explained the potential job and answered all my questions with detailed answers.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was the weaknesses and why are they weaknesses.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotation was easy since there is a cap for the position. I was given a generous offer and only had to counter once.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Clinical Data Coordinator Interview

Clinical Data Coordinator

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – Total 3 rounds of interview - 1. HR interview - asked about personal details and availability, and little of clinical trials .2, written exam - was purely logical questions test your logical skills. 3 - the technical round- was asked technical questions regarding your subject studied and database and other experiences related to clinical trial

Interview Question – what have you done out of scope   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Project Manager Interview

Senior Project Manager
Research Triangle Park, NC

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Quintiles in September 2010.

Interview Details – A friend recommend that I applied for the position, she submitted Curriculum Vitae to the General Medicine group director. Then I was contacted and asked to meet with him and 2 other members of his team for lunch. Afterwards, I had an individual and panel interview. Then I was extended an offer.

Interview Question – What was my most difficult client situation and how did I handle it?   Answer Question

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