Quintiles
3.3 of 5 408 reviews
www.quintiles.com Durham, NC 5000+ Employees

Quintiles Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting the Interview 

45%
27%
11%

Interview Experience 

82%
9%
8%

Interview Difficulty 

88 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
in
1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Lab Services Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Quintiles

Interview Details – The interview lasted thirty minutes. You are asked many questions around your skills. You are asked during the interview if you are willing to work more than 40 hours a week. Since I was an internal candidate I was told that the salary was non negotiable. As an internal candidate the interview was very relaxed.

Interview Question – How would you handle difficult employees who were former peers?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Operations Specialist Interview

Operations Specialist

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – Applied through website. Received an email with date, names of interviewers and location. It was a fairly rapid process, which suggested some desperation. The HR contact was very friendly and was eager to help move things forward. I was impressed

Interview Question – Standard situational questions and some from resume. They used an interview template where questions were read from a sheet and recorded. Know the core values and where your resume aligns with them. I asked about training and mentoring, which sounded like it was mostly getting thrown into the frying pan. I have heard the same from friends who worked there.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Associate Director and line manager who interviewed me were totally unprofessional and a bit too intense. I had another offer with a smaller company, and got the impression that they were desperately trying quickly fill some recent turnover. Made that mistake before.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – Got a call from recruiter to schedule interview same week.
Went in to see hiring manager, talked with additional director in the department. Had mixed feeling abt interview. Recruiter called back same afternoon with job offer :)

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in this company/department   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

CRA Interview

CRA

I applied online and interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – Initial interview was on the phone with a line manager, notified a face to face interview would be scheduled. Flew in for the interview, met with the director and two line managers. Was notified of hire pending the drug test and background check. Began work three weeks later.

Interview Question – Scenarios and GCP questions were asked.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Asked for a relocation package, was told no; however, a larger sign-on bonus was provided.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Business Development Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Research Triangle Park, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – I passed through 3 rounds of interview: 1. Another Business Development Specialist 2. My Supervisor 3. Director of Commercial Strategy. Interview was really relaxed and composed of mostly behavioral questions. They tested my industry knowledge with some general industry questions as well. I started network with the employees about 2 months before I submitted my resume. One of the interviewers was also the person who I networked with. Interview process was very simple. I got all the 3 rounds in a day, then they called me in 2 days to give me the offer. My experience was really great in their RTP headquarters. However the region is very small and if you like living in a big city, it may be hard for you to survive in RTP.

Interview Question – Why Quintiles?
Walk me through your resume?
Tell me a time when you had a challenging co-worker.
Tell me about a time when you worked in an international project?
How did you overcome the cultural differences?
Tell me the biggest 3 changes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry?
How do you think pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms will change in the next couple of years?
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The offer was negotiable and the negotiation process was easygoing.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Force Effectiveness Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Quintiles

Interview Details – Online resume drop, phone interview, then in person interview.

Interview Question – What is your biggest Weakness?   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Quintiles

Interview Details – Very low standard.They don't ask more qns and hire. Later they fire.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

CRA Line Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Quintiles

Interview Details – Hiring via phone interviews, Face to Face. From time of submission of application to time of hire ~ 4 months.

Interview Question – None. Behavioral Situation questions where real life examples are expected.   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

Senior Clinical Research Associate

Interviewed at Quintiles

Interview Details – Interview was organised by recruitment consultant. Just one interview

Interview Question – I was asked my salary expectations, so I had to be confident with what I expected.   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cdp Programmer Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details – 3 stages. apptitude, written then F2F. nothing gr8 about it.. its a process only... they hire whoever ask for less money.. tht is thr basic and main criteria

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response
RSS Feed Embed
Interviews for Top Jobs at Quintiles

Worked for Quintiles? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Quintiles interview questions and advice. All 88 interview reviews posted anonymously by Quintiles employees and interview candidates.