Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated Mar 31, 2015
Updated Mar 31, 2015
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    CDM Role Interview

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    No Offer

    Interview

    Rude. Was asked to dial in to a conference call # at a certain time. Nobody from Quintiles dialed in! Waited 30 min. to no avail. Will never interview with them again. My time is just as important as theirs...

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    Data Team Lead Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    Was contacted a few days after submitting my resume to schedule a phone interview. Scheduler sent an email listing the four people I'd be meeting with their job titles and emails. I called in at the scheduled time, 10 minutes later one person joined and stated that the other 3 people could not join. Interviewer asked me to describe my journey thus far and I worked through my resume. Interviewer did not seem to want to be on the phone interviewing someone, asked very few questions, interview was mostly me talking about myself and asking her questions regarding the role. A month later I hadn't heard anything so I contacted the interviewer and scheduler and received a no thank you email shortly after. I did not walk away from the phone conversation with a positive impression so this was not a surprise!

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    • None of the questions were difficult or unexpected. Interviewer asked very few questions, be prepared to walk through your resume to describe your development as an employee to get to the point of being ready for this position.   1 Answer
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    Clinical Nurse Educator Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Cumbersome! Basically, if you are not part of their "clique" in their personal life, forget about it. They are only making you come to the interview because A,) it is close to their home and they don't have to travel far B.) they are stating to Quintiles that they are working a full day 3.) Make it look like they are choosing from a pool of candidates to make it look like their friend is the best one for the job. Very unprofessional and painfully obvious that after having a few interviews for different positions and being very qualified that the Director and Associate Directors and Managers are only choosing their friends.

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    CRA Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview

    Phone interview, face to face at a local restaurant

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    Project Manager Interview

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    No Offer

    Interview

    It was a good experience, professional team. General questions on project management, customer experience, handling tough client expectations and requirements management.
    HR responsive to emails. Interview panel was a good mix of associate, senior and mid-level project managers.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview

    Standard questions, boring repetition like in any other company. Some of the people do not understand what the job is all about and it is shown in the questions. The process is extremely slow and long. There is no room for negotiation with them so be prepared to take whatever amount they offer or leave it.

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    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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    Entry Level ACE CRA Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles (Colorado Springs, CO) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The first introductory interview (.5 hours) over the phone was conducted in early May. Three days later, an hour long interview with the Line Manager in Dallas, TX. Laid back interviews. I didn't hear anything from them for a very long time (close to a month). Keep in mind, they were scheduling training for those they liked first weeks of July so they were entertaining me prematurely. Finally received an email back from another recruiter asking to schedule a video conference interview -- for the next day. I was unable to oblige for the time scheduled because I had an internship interview scheduled weeks before for my Master's program and thus the Quintiles interview was rescheduled to a later time. No new link for the video conference chat and when it came time to interview, my video chat link was a broken link despite the manager interviewing trying to resend -- I know the program worked because I used the test link prior to the interview.

    I was told by this manager that I would hear back in the next few days. That turned to a 11 days even though the recruiter said I would hear back by the end of the week. I also did NOT get a phone call explaining why I was not selected for the position. I emailed the recruiter back asking why I received an email and not a phone call with an explanation. Especially given that I had carved out pieces of my day for their multiple interviews. I have a feeling that the manager didn't particularly care for me and that maybe I was a threat to her position because I didn't get any of the tough 1572, GCP/ICH, regulatory/source doc questions that others have indicated they received. I am disheartened. Sending an email is not the most professional way to communicate to someone that they did not get a position. Pick up the phone and be polite in informing your candidates on why they didn't fit your position!! And please do it in a timely manner.

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    • None. I didn't get any of the 1572, GCP/ICH, regulatory questions that others indicated they had during their interview process.   Answer Question
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Quintiles (Bangalore (India)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    It was a Walk-In interview, there were around 200 candidates and none of us were called till 2.00 PM. It was a worst experience I had in my career. Interview was very simple and easy. After 1.5 months, I received a call for next round - telephonic technical discussion. Again the discussion was simple but couldn't hear any updates after that.

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    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Quintiles (Reading, England (UK)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Telephone interview: the interviewer went through your CV asking questions regarding your background. Additional questions included: careers aspirations, why Quintiles, availability to move to Reading, what do you knwo about clinical trials, previous experience using standard operational procedures.

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