Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Quintiles
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (17)
- Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (8)
- Clinical Research Associate (8)
- CRA (8)
- Associate Director (6)
- Clinical Trials Assistant (6)
- Senior Clinical Research Associate (5)
- Clinical Project Manager (5)
- Clinical Research Coordinator (4)
- Patient Advocate (4)
- Senior Project Manager (4)
- Senior Software Engineer (4)
- Nurse Educator (4)
- Project Manager (4)
- Project Coordinator (3)
- Clinical Research Associate II (3)
- Consultant (3)
- Entry Level ACE CRA (2)
- Clinical Project Coordinator (2)
- Entry Level ACE CRA Interview (2)
- Manager (2)
- Statistical Programmer II (2)
- Data Team Lead (2)
- Associate Data Team Lead (2)
- Clinical Team Leader (2)
- Clinical Trial Assistant (2)
- Clinical Research Associate I (2)
- Statistical Programmer (2)
- Software Engineer (2)
- Senior Clinical Data Coordinator (2)
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Quintiles.
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
- what have you done out of scope Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.
The process took 6 weeks, phone interview followed by assessment test, F2F with Quintiles DM, Flown to Chicago for interview with Pharma company interview with DM, Regional Manager. Initial interview was very easy basic questions. Interviews with Pharma company was a bit more difficult with many behavior based questions. Answers were often questioned with a rebuttal needed.
- Nothing stands out just dug into past experiences asking how you responded. Answer Question
No negotiation available
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.
I applied online through indeed.com on a Sunday, received the sales inventory questionnaire on Monday, first call to set up an interview on Tuesday and had my first interview with Quintiles on Wednesday. I had two additional interviews with DSM's representing two different districts and received my job offer after the last interview. The entire process was quick and fairly easy. The interview questions were behavioral and not very difficult at all. Both interviews with the DSM's were very similar, they both pretty much asked the same questions. Not a difficult or intimidating process at all especially for someone who is new to the pharmaceutical industry.
- The questions were very straight forward and behavioral; easy to pull from your past experience in any field and apply to the questions. Answer Question
There was absolutely no negotiation
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.
The process was fast. Typical QA questions. Nothing hard. I interview over the phone with the hiring manager. After a week I had a face to face interview for 2 hours with 4 people. The interview was relaxing. We click right away and was a both way discussion more than an interview.
- If I would like to get hired after the contract is done. Answer Question
I got more than I expected
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.
Interview scheduling was quite smooth and interviewers were all very pleasant and down to earth. Overall a really great interview. The post-interview was the issue as I had to follow up for updates at which point they began inquiring about my salary requirements (which had been previously listed on my online application). Rather than make me their best offer they kept trying to get me to lower my minimum, which was quite annoying. They finally communicated that they couldn't meet my minimum so we thanked each other and I moved on.
- No unexpected questions but did have to do a 20 minute presentation to interview panel with Q&A afterwards. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Lowball salary offer was quite insulting so I had to pass.
Helpful (8)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Quintiles in May 2014.
Overall, it was a very pleasurable experience interviewing with Quintiles. I first started by applying to the position on the Quintiles website. I was then contacted by a recruiter via email who asked me to complete a QA on May 4, 2014. After this I spoke to the recruiter for a phone screening and to set up my first phone interview. My phone interview was May 6, 2014 with a Operations and Line Manager. Moving forward I was then contacted for a second phone/video interview with the regional line manager and a senior CRA in my area on May 28, 2014. Each phone interview took about an hour and they were very precise and detailed. All questions asked were relating to the CRA role. I didn't receive too many personality based questions during the interviews being that those questions were asked on the QA. I received my offer June 25, 2014.
- 1)What are the roles of a CRA while working from home? 2) Which tasks do you complete at a site first if the following are occuring: -Patient needs to be source verified and is now on C3D15, -You did not meet with the physician on your last visit and need to meet with them on this one,- There are two newly registered patients beginning treatment the day you have arrived for your visit,- You need to perform drug accountability? Answer Question
There was no need for negotiation. The salary was within the same range I was presented with during my phone screening.
- Accepted Offer
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.
- How do you define respect. Answer Question
Helpful (5)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Quintiles.
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.
- 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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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Quintiles.
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.
- 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
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 OfferAverage Interview
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.
- 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
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