Quintiles Clinical Trial Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015
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    Senior Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and 3 weeks later I went through a phone screening, and then afterwards a phone interview and face to face interview (with a panel) all in a matter of a week.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Average Interview
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    Clinical Trial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by Nurse Clinical Trial Manager and HR representative at Home Office in Pennsylvania. The interview was calm, comfortable and inviting. The nurse manager is no less than delightful, a woman whose career surrounds her passion to produce valid, first-class clinical trials. Best interview experience I've had, although I wasn't given an offer based on another applicant's more advanced qualifications on paper. (She's a trial investigator; she had to go with the numbers!)

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked many qualifying questions regarding clinical trial experience, knowledge-based understanding of the field of Medicine and trials as well as discussion on time management, decision-making abilities as well as talent in the professional development of study sites/clinicians based on my education, experience and proof of completed projects.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • If your employer asks you to do something that is against your opinion how would you handle the situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the quintiles website. received a phone call which was the initial phone interview. no scheduling, was just done right then and there. This consisted of basic interview questions, "why do you want to work here", "what are your strengths/weaknesses", etc. Then was called back a week later for a F2F interview. 2 managers were present.. also asked a lot of the same basic interview questions as in phone interview. none were particularly difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an instance in a job you have had where you disagreed with your manager and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was over the phone. Followed up with email.

    Interview Questions
    • N/A - lots of cliche questions "what are you strengths/ weaknesses"?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - Explanation of position, Questions about Past Work History, Questions about Interest, Invitation for Face to Face Interview
    F2F Interview - Detailed Discussion of Work Details, Discussion of Past Work History, Discussion of Salary Expectations.
    Boss Phone Call- Job Offer, Discussion of Salary Assigned
    HR Phone Call- Paperwork to be Emailed
    Drug Test/ Background Check

    Interview Questions
    • The work can be very tedious, are you sure you want to do this?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Quintiles in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by 7 people, and the process took approximately 3-4 hours. You need to be able to answer questions such as "what are 2 of your weaknesses." But, all-in-all, it was a relatively pressure-free process.

    Interview Questions
    • What are 2 of your greatest weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of a mistake you made at work and how it was resolved.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There are NO salary negotiations for a role such as mine. If you need a job, take the offer because it's a pretty good company to work for so far.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Clinical Trial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The 1st interview was conducted by Clinical Operations Manager in person.

    The 2nd interview was conducted by Clinical Operation Director via phone.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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