Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level ACE CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • None. I didn't get any of the 1572, GCP/ICH, regulatory questions that others indicated they had during their interview process.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    No Offer
  3.  

    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Was first interviewed by an agency. Was very straight forward. They asked me about my experience as it relates to this field. Second part was a bit tricky.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you got to a site and they told you they didn't have time for you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews with Quintiles to be part of a contracted sales team for a pharmaceutical company. The interview with Quintiles went great. Then I met with the pharmaceutical company's hiring managers. The first interview with them went well but the second interview with the territory manager did not. I felt Quintiles could have prepared me for what the interviews would be like. It was all behavioral questions and I was led to believe that I should prepare a presentation which they didn't even ask for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews with HR - 1 behavioral interview with outside vendor - 1 live interview with Regional Business Manager and Project lead

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult decision you needed to make.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Patient Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. The entire process took about 2 weeks. Phone interview followed by a face to face panel interview in Chicago. During the chicago interview one of the four panelist immediately left the room and never returned! I never heard anything back from anyone- very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult. All of the questions were basic interview questions. I do feel like this interview was given to me because I am a black female and they needed to meet some type of quota around interviewing minorities.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Statistician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    After the phone interview, I was invited to on-site interview. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I talked to about 5 people total. Only one person really asked technical questions (which I probably bombed. I had a really bad cold and wasn't totally on point mentally that day). I never heard back from them after the interview though.

    Interview Questions
    • "Do you have any questions for me?" was kind of a stumper after the third or fourth time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Educator/Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went thru several interviews and had a 1:1 which I know I did very well.

    Interview Questions
    • Not difficult but they were just going thru the motions since they only hire internal candidates. Never even communicated after my time was wasted.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Patient Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Quintiles in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone call from a hiring manager that turned into a phone interview. I was on the phone with her for about 30 minutes and was told I would be hearing back in 1-2 days if I was going to be selected to move on to the in person interviews in Chicago.

    Interview Questions
    • The call was unexpected and I did not have time to prepare for the phone interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Patient Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Quintiles in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was quite lengthy. I started with a half hour phone screening interview with a recruiter. They invited me to fly to Chicago, where I interviewed with another recruiting manager, as well as a director for the client. Both of these interviews were one-on-one and about an hour long. About a week later, I received a call saying they had not yet made a decision. Due to the timing, I had to wait until after the holidays for the next steps. They invited me back to Chicago for another interview. This interview was in a panel format with 3 people. The interview lasted about 1 hr 15 minutes. I heard back a week later they I had not been offered this position but they had another interview that they were interested in having me interview for. So, I flew back to Chicago for another interview, where they also told me that I was the top candidate and would be interviewing against one other person. This interview was another panel with the VP of Quintiles, and 3 other people from the client. This interview lasted about 30 minutes. I found out a few days later, by email, that they had decided to to go with another candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • All interviews consisted of going through resume in great detail. I was also asked some behavioral questions in the 2nd interview. In the final interview, they asked 2 simple questions. I also conducted a presentations in all three 3 interviews.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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