I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amgen.
Interview Details – Was contacted by HR representative within 7 days of on-line application. After the HR call, was contacted by hiring manager within 48hrs and chatted for ~45 minutes. After discussion with hiring manager, was invited for on-site interview within 7 days of call. Interview consisted of approximately 10-12 interviewers for 30minutes per interview.Most were in person with a view via video conference as the scheduled interviewers were at another Amgen site. Lunch was on-site at company cafeteria. Pretty long day, but gave me a good feel of the work culture, offices, and personalities.
Interview Question – If you were an animal what would you choose to be and why? Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amgen in October 2012.
Interview Details – I was asked to come in to interview with the manager and another employee in the department. Then I was contacted by the manager a week later that I had received the position. The job was through a temp agency but Amgen was quite responsive. Amgen is a great company to work for!
Interview Question – What was your experience in working in the bio-pharmaceutical industry? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Amgen.
Interview Details – Interview was scheduled through an external recruiter. Interview happened on time. However, interviewer seemed to be a racist and did not even listen properly due to connectivity issues. Made conclusions based on bits and pieces that were heard on the phone.
Interview Question – Why we should hire you? Answer Question
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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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
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amgen.
Interview Details – I got in touch with the position through recruiter. I had a straight forward phone interview. After that I had a full face to face interview with upper management and the entire group.
Interview Question – How do you deal with challenging co-workers. View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at Amgen.
Interview Details – CV submission, in person interview, offer all went pretty smoothly and quickly for me. Depends on team. Overall, they really put a lot of emphasis on whether you fit into Amgen's culture. Once they identify that you do, they want you and things move fast.
Interview Question – No unexpected or really difficult questions if you're well prepared. Some typical "scenario" type questions but really they just want to get to know you, what motivates you and how you work. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Nothing was negotiable. By the time the offer came, it was very fair. My base salary offer was slightly less than what I wanted (but higher than my previous company), but they exceeded expectations for sign on bonus and sign on stock options.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Amgen.
Interview Details – It is a long process. It takes time to even get the first call and then when you do expect to interview with anywhere from 5-7 people. Some of those will be panel interviews. Expect behavior based interviewing questions.
The work culture, unfortunately depends on the department. Middle level management needs to be trained more on how to manage people.
Interview Question – These questions aren't necessarily difficult but you will be judged highly on your answer. For example "tell me about a time when you had a conflict with your manager and how it was resolved." Depending on the type of job you are applying for, you might be given a case study. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Amgen.
Interview Details – 2 Interviews. The interviews were sophisticated insofar as the questions were open ended. Therefore, preparing for such an interview solely utilizing rote memory of familiar topics would most likely prove ineffective.
Interview Question – No particularly difficult or trick questions, just an assessment of overall subject matter understanding versus regurgitating technical details from rote memory. Answer Question
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