Allergan Interview Questions

Updated Sep 27, 2014
Updated Sep 27, 2014
62 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Allergan.

    Interview Details

    Phone with recruiter( he was amazing, but through an outside party)

    A few (3) face to face interviews ( all with very well educated and passionate managers and directors). My advise is to be yourself, you are either what they are looking for or not. No prepping or googling will help you if you aren't you.

    Offer

    Background and drug screening

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Allergan in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter followed by phone interview with hiring manager and face to face interview, next steps are interview with counterpart, then Director of Sales then a ride-a-long. The duration is a 2-3 week process but it goes by fast and they were in my experience very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Please explain a situation where you had to comprise your values to move a sale forward.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Executive Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The HR staff is HORRIBLE and USELESS when it comes to selection of non-salaried positions. They tend to present and recommend who they want w/o regard to actual talents of candidates and requirements of position(s).

    Interview Questions
    • Immature tedious questions that are a total waste of time IF they bothered to have familiarized themselves with the resume/credentials BEFORE the candidate's interview.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone screen and then behavioral interview with hiring manager, second line management, and Human Resources. Extended time between offer and start date. During that time period the hiring manager left the company.

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Happened in 3-4 weeks. Phone interview, in house interview, then job offer the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 or 2 phone screens before being invited to onsite interviews. 1x1 interviews with about 5 people (2 customers, hiring manager, HR manager, another Senior Manager). 50 minutes each. After interviews hiring manager or HR manager would ask me for more information (e.g., compensation history / requirements, etc.). After a few weeks, HR manager and hiring manager presented the offer over the phone. Once I accepted, I received a package in the mail.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of when something changed on a project? What did you do to adapt? What was the result?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    R & D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Series of 3 Interviewers, each 1:1.

    Lots of behavioral questions and questions about specific bullets on the resume. Most questions asked were related to Lab Skills listed on the resume. Pretty straightforward, nothing unexpected.

    Each interviewer asked about my future plans and how I saw myself fit into the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Allergan.

    Interview Details

    No surprises - phone prescreen and in-person interview with 5 individuals

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Cost of living in CA

    Declined Offer
  10.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Corss functional
    Scientific presentation needed

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Allergan.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was very thorough. It took a total of 4 months overall. I had an internal referral. I was first contacted by HR for an informal screening round. This was followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager. Following that, I had two on-site rounds - first with 5 people (hiring manager and other team members) and another with 2 people (VP of the department and HR again).

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been in a situation where you realized that you were only addressing a symptom of the problem rather than the problem itself?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate both salary as well as title.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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