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Entry Level ACE CRA Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Clinical Trials Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Clinical Data Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience)
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
Senior Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in January 2013.
Interview Details – Phone Interview with third party hiring company, then online assessment followed by face to face with DM. Then took a flight to North Carolina for F2F with Quintiles DM and contracted companies DM.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions, very straight forward pharma interview. Answer Question
Regulatory Affairs Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Quintiles in August 2010.
Interview Details – The whole process took about a mo. Phone screen interviews first with 5 mgrs on the other side, and then face to face interview with the hiring manager, and with a group of staff.
Interview Question – The questions were not out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Quintiles
Interview Details – This company was very through with the interview. Process. It started with a phone interview and then a face to face interview. The recruiter was very friendly and accommodating with scheduling both of these interviews. Overall I rank this company highly so far and hope to be able to the Quintiles team.
Interview Question – How do you define respect. Answer Question
Clinical Research Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2010.
Interview Details – Telephone interview initially lasted about 25 minutes. HR Rep was very personable and our call was laid back although still professional. Second interview was with the regional manager who ultimately ended up becoming my boss. She drove from Indiana and we met at Starbucks. It was interesting having coffee and meeting as we did. It was nice to break the ice by talking about my town and the route she took to get here. was struck my the personal and candid nature of the interview after having researched the company and realized that they had 40,000+ employees. All in all a good experience!
Interview Question – If you don't get this job what will you do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I wish I would have negotiated. I didn't because I was so afraid of them saying no. Always tell them what you think your worth. If they want you they will pay you!
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in August 2010.
Interview Details – Normal face to face with DM. Same old questions and answers. Since there are still so many pharmaceutical reps still out of work from the massive layoffs over the last decade, be prepared for fighting it out with many many other reps. As always, it's who you know.....not always who you are unfortunately.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.
Interview Details – First was a phone interview. This was followed by a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager. After that, candidates were selected to interview with both the Quintiles manager and the manager from the company with whom the position is being contracted. After that, it was the next day or so to hear back with an offer.
Interview Question – I do not remember the most difficult question. Definitely be able to answer why you want the position and do your research on the company with whom the contract will be partnering. Make sure to have documentation of your successes. Answer Question
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