Roche Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    Second interview consisted of 3 different interviews with different people in different parts of the company. It was not necessarily a hiring manager or anyone who could answer those types of questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    First a phone interview and then on-site. Interviewed by 2 people and also interacted with the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you ever have a disagreement with your last boss and if so, how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The questions I asked were bizarre and not related to the position. I cringe every time I am asked where do you see yourself in five years. It's just a bad question.

    Interview Questions
    • I wouldn't say it was difficult, just irritating. When you are trying to move up in your career and it is quite clear from your interviewer you would be be taking a step back.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    First phone interview then in person interview and then second interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Group Manager Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Roche in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application, phone screen by recruiter, then full day of interviews. 8 interviews, one hour each back to back.

    Interview Questions
    • If I called your last two bosses, what would they say they did not like or appreciate about you or your work ethic?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Training Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position through the internal job site. Received a call for a 1:1 interview in a reasonable time. First interview was a bit unorganized but did involve the hiring manager bringing in the department's other training consultant to explain the position in more detail.

    Second interview was a panel interview with a mandatory 20 minute presentation. Spent a close to two hours answering several questions from several panel members. Presented training (topic: my choice) for exactly 20 minutes as requested.

    Also, I had to take one of the awful "not right or wrong" personality tests. The tests that have been debunked for years of having any value whatsoever.

    After a four-week period of this process, I was told they selected six people to interview, three for a second interview, and hired none of us. I found this out from a phone call from the manager telling me they were re-posting the position on the job site and heavily implied that I do not waste my time applying again.

    Interview Questions
    • Having been through two other separate interviews with Roche, none of the questions were any more difficult than the other two. The questions are generally thought provoking and open-ended, but if you are not prepared to answer such scenario questions, you most likely will be buried in any interview anymore.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Roche in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had mixed feelings about the phone interview. They asked questions about how my major may be relevant to the job. One of the questions they asked was "What will your daily job life be like?" In my opinion, shouldn’t they be the one to tell me what daily working life there is like instead of me guessing and hoping that I am saying what they want. They never told me when they would get back to me and I have no way of contacting them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Training Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Roche in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    My initial contact was with a recruiter for Roche, responding to my resume submission. After an excellent interview I was referred on to the next step; a phone interview with hiring manager. That interview also went very well after which I was invited in for a 1:1 interview. The day of the interview I again interviewed personally with the hiring manager, a peer with responsibility for a different segment within the group, a marketing team leader, and the director responsible for the entire group. Each of my interviews went exceedingly well. The problem that I have, and want disturbs me the most is that I made it perfectly clear in each step along the way that I did not possess a certain skill set. My skills related directly to the missing piece, but I was not a perfect fit. Each person I spoke with directly addressed this "gap" and indicated that it was not an issue. This was the case up until my interview with the director who determined that it was a big problem. My interview was terminated and I was not allowed to complete the presentation component. In the end, I respect the decision and it is probably for the best for everyone concerned. While I remain convinced that I would have excelled in the role; there seems to have been a major disconnect between the recruiter, the hiring manager, the team and the directors vision for the role. I am extremely disappointed by the process and it has left a poor impression of Roche. This is unfortunate because everyone with whom I interacted was extremely professional, highly intelligent, friendly and seemingly competent.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give an example of a difficult situation you encountered and how you resolved it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Roche in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I started off with a phone interview with the district sales manager, then met 1:1 with the same sales manager for an in person interview. This was followed by a panel interview in which I interviewed with the District Manager, Regional Manager, Automation Specialist and a Sales rep. The panel interview was the toughest part of the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Roche in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process started with a phone interview followed by by a face to face with the hiring mgr and 2 clinical support reps. This led to a 2nd interview with the hiring mgr and one of the clinical support reps. About a month later I was flown out to Indianapolis for a morning of interviews with 3 different execs. Interviews were based on the STAR process in addition to general background type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an employee who wasn't pulling his/her weight.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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