Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    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
  2. 3 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Learned the position from internet job search site, and then applied the position online.
    The recruiter contacted me about 4 weeks later via e-mail, and scheduled a 30 min phone interview within a week. After the phone interview, i completed a personality test online.

    Phone interview was rescheduled, and recruiter even called one hour later than scheduled time.

    Interview Questions
    • - Typical HR questions such as why do you want to work at Quintiles.
      - working experience at home,
      - previous monitoring experience such as therapeutic areas and etc.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The entire process was incredibly disorganized and unprofessional - with countless reschedules and two missed meetings by the recruiter. I was referred to the Consulting practice through a current employee, but not for a specific job opening. The recruiter contacted me a few weeks later via email, expressing strong interest in my background and noted they were looking to hire Consultants within the Pharma/Healthcare industry. I responded 2 weeks later and we set up a preliminary phone interview for the following week. The recruiter had to reschedule the interview for the following week, and it was a very easy and straightforward 30-minute phone call.

    She informed me at the end of the call that I seemed like a perfect candidate for their R&D/clinical Consulting group, and that she would schedule a round of phone interviews with hiring managers within the practice the following week. That round of interviews was postponed about 2-3 times due to scheduling conflicts on the recruiter's end, and we finally confirmed a date and time for the first interview exactly 4 weeks after she initially contacted me. About 2 minutes before the interview, the recruiter contacted me that she would like to speak to me about some changes prior to moving forward, even though my call was scheduled at that time. She called me one HOUR after the "scheduled phone interview" (which they missed with no apologies or explanation), to ask me if I would be willing to relocate to New York. One of the first discussions we held was centered around the fact that I hoped to minimize my necessary travel and stay based in my home location. After I told her I would be unable to relocate right away, but would be open to possible relocation after some time, she informed me that the leadership had changed their strategic objectives and wanted to hire only local individuals. At that point, she said if things should change in the future, to contact her again. No explanation as to what happened with the allegedly scheduled phone interview with the R&D/Clinical Ops Hiring Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • None - the recruiter had done her research and read through my CV and resume, so the first 2 calls were primarily focused on her describing the opportunities at Quintiles.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Lab Set-up Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Quintiles in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted me for an interview within a week of my application submission.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    BI Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication included Human Resource and hiring manager review of submitted resume. Contacted by Human Resources for a phone interview with the hiring manager, which went well, basic questions, review of experience. Follow-up day of face to face interviews with hiring manager, one other manager and Human Resources.Typical questions regarding real work experiences, difficult challenges and job expectations.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions about real work experiences, asked to recount specific challenges and how I worked them out. No surprise questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, face to face at a local restaurant

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    A classmate from grad school submitted my cv to the 2 main HR reps in the NY office. They asked me to fill out a form stating my accomplishments, previous jobs, etc. Basically it was Quintiles' candidate form that HR was going to present to internal leadership to determine what role I should come in and interview at. Then I had a phone call, which was schedule 3 months later. Not even joking - 3 MONTHS later.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not asked any difficult questions - I don't think most of the team was prepared to interview me (read - had never seen my resume or did not know about my candidacy or anything). I did have to create a presentation before coming that I gave to a group of 8 people (topic related to health).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    CRA I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I completed a phone interview with recruiter then with two managers

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Systems Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Quintiles in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact via the recruiter to meet the hiring manager face to face for a brief 30-45 min. Three weeks passed and was emailed again by a recruiter and then called by an admin to schedule 2 face to face interviews (hiring manager & a colleague currently in the position) and three phone interviews. It was a learning experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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