Alexza Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Alexza Employee Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Alexza Pharmaceuticals
Interview Details – My total interview time last about 6-7 hours over one phone interview and two separate days. I talked to 8 different people total, almost half of them in senior management. That was probably the most intimidating part, interviewing with directors, VPs, and Sr. VPs, but surprisingly, it was pretty straightforward. Each of my interviewers asked me almost identical questions, all pertaining to my previous work experience. One of them actually went down my resume and had specific questions about each line item I had written down on my resume, which I thought was helpful since I am very familiar with I had put down. The interviewers were also honest with their own experience at the company and gave me realistic expectations, which I appreciated.
Interview Question – The most difficult part of the interview was probably the initial phone interview. She asked me very detailed and specific questions about every aspect of the job I was applying for. In addition, I had to provide examples and strategies as to how I would get the job done. After I've gotten through that initial phone interview, which lasted about 45 mins, the in-person ones seemed much easier. Answer Question
Regulatory Affairs Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Alexza Pharmaceuticals in July 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process lasted for about 5 hours and was fairly straightforward but challenging in the depth and breadth of questions asked by approximately 7 panel members.
Interview Question – Q&A had a lot of scenario planning and assessments I would make if I was hired. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very straightforward and transparent.