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Updated Dec 1, 2014
Updated Dec 1, 2014
84 Interview Reviews

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    Clinical Lab Scientist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Roche in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    first had a phone interview, mostly filled with behavioural questions. Followed by a one on one interview with the hiring manager. I am yet to finish my one on one interview. so will keep you all posted on the following.

    Interview Questions
    • what would you do if you had a conflict with the manager?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Research Study Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Roche in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received an interview offer through a recruiter who told me I was one of the few people the hiring manager wanted to interview in person. The interview was scheduled for one hour with the hiring manager and followed a strict behavioral based question and answer format. The questions were fair and appropriate. The interviewer took lots of notes and allowed me a few minutes to ask questions. I was told, I would hear something in 2-3 weeks. I

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you experienced conflict at work personally and professionally.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation. It was a contract position, so the pay was pre-negotiated between the recruiter and the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Diabetes Solution Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Roche in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fast process that started with a phone interview and was called the next day for a face to face interview. Was told I would hear back by the end of the week. Was contacted the next morning to go to Indianapolis to interview with the regional manager.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was an initial phone screen with employer recruiter. The next step was a phone screen with the hiring manager. The following interview then was a face to face meeting with the hiring manager. The next meeting was a face to face meeting with the Area Director. The final Interview was at the corporate office with 3 additional people, including the VP of Sales, Marketing, and Sales Department. The overall time frame was about a 2 month process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Roche in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Long interview. Lots of detailed questions on how I responded to various situations in my previous job. Almost 2 hours. Then asked me if I had questions. My position is very team oriented so they asked me a lot about the teams I had worked with in the past. Told them about various experiences in workplace as well as university. Got back to me in a few weeks. Fun place to work. Salary is meh, people are cool and environment is lax.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the first thing you do when you get a new cell phone?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I took a hometown discount since this was a position in my hometown. Here's hoping I can renegotiate soon. A lot of competitors are offering me better rates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Roche in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by Administrative Assistant 2 months after submitting online resume for a Manufacturing Engineering Position. Invited on-site for one-on-one interview with Engineering Manager. Manager was very professional and spent 45 minutes asking questions and then 30-45 minutes for a tour. Standard interview questions, no surprises. Invited back within a week for a panel Interview with 3 leads and another 30 minutes with the Engineering Manager. Manager was savvy about getting me out of standard answer formats and trying to challenge my soft skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Manager asked me to sell him a bottle of water to check soft skills and how I thought on my feet.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated pay and got a small increase, but the initial salary was based on my experience and individuals within the organization with similar experiences.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Care Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    Four interviews. One with recruiter for contractor (phone), one with Contractor supervisors, one with company supervisors which involves role-play scenarios, and one interview with upper management.

    Interview Questions
    • What is something you did at your previous job which contributed to the business?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was offered, but not negotiated. It was higher than expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    Got referred internally to a hiring manager. Was contacted within a few weeks. Had 6 side by side one-to-one and two-to-one interviews, mostly one-to-one. Also included lunch-interview which was more informal. Met about 10 people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    very well organized and met a lot of knowlegeable people and they asked very good questions, it was a two round interview and each one was a great experience. i chose the company because of this

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Principal Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Roche.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication and planning process went smoothly. There was a phone interview followed by a one-day of onsite interviews. One interview was with a group including junior staff. There were one-on-one interviews with the hiring manger, potential colleagues, and also senior leadership.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    As it turned out, the HR person accepted my terms without the authority to do so! This was resolved with a signing bonus and a lower salary. After all, the total compensation package was what I was looking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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