Allergan Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
72 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  6.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Corss functional
    Scientific presentation needed

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    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
  8.  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Allergan.

    Interview Details

    Presented thru a recruiter. Phone screen, then 2 rounds of interviews at headquarters. Process and decision-making was smooth and quick.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, able to negotiate using logic (ie sign on bonus, relocation, salary)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Allergan in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    This has got to be the most difficult interview and i guess it was a problem with communication. Maybe it was me, but I could not understand what she was saying and she could not understand me too. She appeared nice on the phone but I could sense a level of aggravation in her voice.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? how did you handle a difficult coordinator who wouldn't change even after a 1:1, what tracking system do you use for ICFs, 1572, etc? where do you store ICF?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Allergan in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Manager conducting interview was a "ball buster"! Challenging, cold, and beyond "to the point". No questions beyond career history. She seemed to have made a decision before the interview had even begun!

    Interview Questions
    • Questioning on each career move "Why did you move". Not in a warm, friendly manner.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Chemist, Temp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Allergan.

    Interview Details

    Lots of behavioral questions.
    Met with hiring manager and then one other research associate

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you were working within a group and conflicts arose, how did you solve them and bring the group back together?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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