Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    I first received a call from a recruiter at Quintiles and had a quick phone screen. Soon after I had a telephone interview. About a day later I received an email indicating I had to take an assessment either by phone or online (no choice on which one). Thank fully I was able to do it online. It was an IQ based questionnaire. Later I received an invitation to interview in person (so I must have passed their little exam?). The in house interview was with 3 people, all in the same room. Pretty standard interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone screen asked questions such as, "What can be found in a regulatory binder?" What would you do if you came to a site and no one was there?" The actual in person interview asked the typical behavioral questions, "tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult site, what did you do?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, but I should have. I recently learned Quintiles pays their employees the least for the amount of travel that is expected. The best route to go is as a contractor, if you can find one.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was over the phone. Followed up with email.

    Interview Questions
    • N/A - lots of cliche questions "what are you strengths/ weaknesses"?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cde Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Resumes are screened by a computerized system, then sent to manager. Generally, manager does a phone interview, followed by 1:1 interview. Depending on the sponsor you may have to interview with the sponsor, as well.

    Interview Questions
    • My interview was very easy. My hiring manager has since retired. The current manager shows candidates the territory map & if the candidate comments about how big the territory is the manager will NOT hire him/her.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Fiels Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Quintiles in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two panel interview: One with contract company personnel, a Second with Quintiles future manager and contract company sales director.

    Interview Questions
    • What will you do to ensure access to "No see physicians"?   View Answer
    • How will you handle constant rejection because our disease state is so rare, they (doctors) may brush you off and say, "We're never going to see it."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was not negotiable, as was the car allowance ($650/month) plus gas card, and phone reimbursement. Territory was well defined. The parent contract company is an established Biotech company with a Rare Disease Business Unit. Consider the experience, and added quality to the resume. Biotech appears to be the future as Big Pharma. downsizes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Director Leadership Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was on the phone with an internal recruiter. It took 2 weeks for the first interview with the hiring manager and 3 weeks after that for an interview with the VP. Very little communication from the recruiter during the process and I actually didn't think I had gotten the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They met my requested salary requirements!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Lab Project Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I initially interviewed for a lab position, but was offered this position. So I ended up interviewing 3 different days. I am local and was a student at the time so it wasn't a big deal, but I can see this being a challenge for other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They would not negotiate on salary or vacation days (a mere 2 weeks). It was a take it or leave it offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Was interview on the phone then transitioned to phase two, which was in person with 2 project managers.

    Negotiation Details
    very easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    I came in for a panel interview and never heard a word about the job. The HR rep had told me after the interview that they were hiring for temp positions through the same temp agency I was currently working for. After I didn't hear for a couple of weeks about my interview results, I called her and asked for a temp position. When I showed up for my first day as a temp, I realized it was in the same department I had interviewed in. They recognized me from my interview and offered me the position on my second day as a temp.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was different than normal because I was working there as a temp. The hiring manager sat me down in her office and made the offer. I accepted right away. I was happy with the salary so did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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