American Type Culture Collection Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
Updated Mar 28, 2014
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    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manassas, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manassas, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted in regards to coming in for a face-to-face interview. It consisted of 4 interviews, each 30 to 45 minutes in length, and included interviews from your potential supervisor, the director of the department, HR, and a leading scientist at the company.

    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated salary, but they did not budge much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Associate Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection.

    Interview Details

    1:1 interview with 4 individuals and an HR overview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of 1:1 interviews with four individuals, and an overview with HR. I also gave a presentation on my previous research and that presentation was open to the entire company.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview questions were straightforward and were typical interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. The salary was set at a fixed amount.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Manassas, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle the "legacy issue" of the past HR leader?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Distrust of senior leadership.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection.

    Interview Details

    had a phone interview 2 weeks after submitting resume on company website. On site interview was 5 hours including 45 mins presentation and lunch.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    low pay

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manassas, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manassas, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Submitted a resume, cover letter was not required. I was then contacted by someone in HR and asked if I could come in for an interview. The interview was broken up into three sections: HR interview, direct supervisor, and upper management.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do in order to manage all of the tasks that you will have daily, weekly, monthly, etc.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not applicable, salaris are structured. Start at the base, receive merit based raises (not a lot), then after three years, you get bumped up to the next position and receive a larger raise.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manassas, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manassas, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Online application, brief telephone interview, extensive background check, interview with HR and supervisors, immediate job offer.

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manassas, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manassas, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very long. I met with HR, then the director, potential supervisor and other supervisors, scientists, and coworkers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manassas, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manassas, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview with potential supervisor.
    2. Full-day interview with key members of team - 6 person in total, including colleague, supervisor, supervisor's supervisor, human resources' rep, head of collection and lead of production team. No interview with direct report.
    3. Process was well-organized - designated conference room, 45 minutes per person. Lunch was provided (outside) - with supervisor only.
    4. Decision has been made within next few days.
    5. References were checked (by recruiter) after interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Recruiter was able to negotiate everything. I did nothing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Virology Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at American Type Culture Collection in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted by human resources to set up a phone interview. Phone interview went well. was not asked too many questions mostly the hiring manager described the position, the company, and the benefits package. Seems like a good company with good benefits but took a long time to get back to me with any info about position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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