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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Senior Engineer Interview

Senior Engineer
Thousand Oaks, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amgen in August 2010.

Interview Details – internal transfer - promotion panel interview followed by a few one on ones, and then a presentation based on technical and personal success stories. Then, was grilled by the audience. very intense.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you vs. the next guy. what are you bringing to the table that we cannot get somewhere else.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very little negotiation possible. it is Amgen


1 person found this helpful

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Thousand Oaks, CA

I interviewed at Amgen in July 2012.

Interview Details – 1 interview was difficult but was offered job. have been working there since july

Interview Question – Easy interview   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Pharmaceutical Representative - Prolia Interview

Pharmaceutical Representative - Prolia

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amgen in July 2010.

Interview Details – Got called by recruiter after applying for phone interview.

Interview Question – STAR format questions, etc.   Answer Question


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Bio-pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Bio-pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Amgen in June 2012.

Interview Details – Four interviews. Very long process with little communication. DM x 2, RSM, Head of Talent Management (HR).

Interview Question – Tell me how you would sell me if today was your first day?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing.


1 person found this helpful

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Difficult Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Thousand Oaks, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amgen in February 2014.

Interview Details – Contacted shortly after I submitted my resume to a recruiting company. I had 1 phone interview that was roughly an hour. I was then invited to a half day interview, where I toured the campus and had 5 one on one interviews that lasted roughly 30-45 minutes each. I was hired one week later, and begin week after that. Over all the process was smooth and efficient

Interview Question – I received many technical questions regarding my work with proteins, DNA, etc. I was asked to explain in depth any research projects I have been apart of any publications of which I am a co-author   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Wast any negotiation because it was a temp. position, but I was happy with the salary


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Scientist Interview

Scientist
Cambridge, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amgen in October 2010.

Interview Details – seminar, followed by interviews

Interview Question – why you decided to apply to industry   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern

I applied online and interviewed at Amgen.

Interview Details – Interview questions were mostly about your research experience.

Interview Question – Some questions were related to how you would approach a research design.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

QA Specialist Interview

QA Specialist
Boulder, CO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Amgen in October 2010.

Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a recruiter for Amgen who did a phone screen, then I did another phone screen with an HR manager. After that I interviewed with the hiring manager and several team members, them I interviewed with a group of managers from a cross functional group, then I interviewed with the site head of quality.

Interview Question – The interview with the site head of quality was the most difficult because he was very negative and confrontational. turns out that this was his way of seeing how I would handle the situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nonconfrontational. We were able to work through the sticking points within a week.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Scientist Interview

Scientist
Thousand Oaks, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Amgen in October 2012.

Interview Details – Process began by being contacted by a principal scientist about scheduling a phone interview. Had phone interview later that day, which was very positive and included a discussion about my current research projects. Then got contacted a month later about scheduling an on-site interview. Flew out the day before, had dinner that night, with interview the next day. Interview consisted of a research presentation (1 hr), followed by a series of 1-1 interviews throughout the day. Really enjoyed the interview process overall. Never felt any tough pressure, it was more just an intense, dynamic discussion of science all day. Interview was very technical, and also included discussion about what life was like at Amgen.

Interview Question – "Walk me through your rationale for the enhanced stereoselectivity in your process with your new set of conditions."   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Call from HR alerting me of an offer. Follow up call from director congratulating me on offer. Thought it over the weekend with another pending offer, then accepted the Amgen offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Thousand Oaks, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amgen in July 2010.

Interview Details – It was a quick and painless process. The on site one day gauntlet interview is an endurance test, but the people are very nice so it is an enjoyable experience.

Interview Question – If you were deserted on an island what would you bring? Wasn't expecting that one.   Answer Question

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