Amgen Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Huge Time Committment Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    It started with a phone interview, then a 5 1/2 hour interview with 10 people. I was required to travel to both offices to meet with these people. Everyone was very friendly and I felt good when I finished the long day. Then......crickets. Never heard another word. I followed-up with the recruiter and was told she would forward my email to the hiring manager. That's the last I ever heard.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bone Health Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amgen in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone call to have a brief screening. I was not able to make that work, but was asked in for a face to face interview anyway. There were two district managers. First interview was somewhat conversational with a few "tell me a time when" type of lame questions. Interview with the next DM was entirely conversational. I knew this was a bad sign because she had a huge packet with questions that she was not looking at to conduct the interview. Very nice lady and had a good sense of humor. However, she chewed on her hair (not a typo) after almost every question she asked me. Full on eating her hair. Hard to concentrate with that happening. I also think they had about 12-16 candidates in for the one slot, which seems a little excessive. They could probably trim this down to about 1/3 and save a lot of people a whole lot of time and expense.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    It started with a phone interview which lasted about 30 minutes. They then said that they would contact me about and in person interview. They flew me out for the interview and were very gracious and nice. The HR was slow at getting the interview set up and in informing me on the decision for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were easier than expected. Cannot remember specifics.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    Involved basic but fundamental questions about chemistry/biochemistry background. They wanted a plan about my future etc, (i.e where do you see yourself 5 years down the line).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very straight-forward. I asked for their offer and sent in my preference and they agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amgen in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview first and then on-site interview

    Interview Questions
    • What you will do if you are not agree with your manager or your college?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager, IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amgen in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The initial recruiter interaction was ok and they right away started jumping into pay scale. That is common these days. Then the phone interview was about 45 minutes. The fun begins. They called me in for an 8 hr interview with 17 people! The whole day was walked around in the gigantic campus and was very well organized.
    Then, Silence.
    Never heard from them again. These people have absolutely no value for people! They won't respond to my emails or phone calls. Its like dealing with a craigslist creep that wants your item and then disappears when you ask for a phone number!

    OH! and they want your social security number upfront (mandatory column in online application) and they WANT your online application completed before interviews. I put in a fake number. This is a bad sign and a very bad practice that no company should follow!

    Interview Questions
    • Not really that bright people. The most difficult question was.... don't remember any difficult questions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    Outstanding care and efficiency. Very professional. Made me feel welcome and genuinely curious about who I am and what skills I bring to the table.

    Interview Questions
    • Probing question about a time when you were placed in a challenging situation at prior position with your back to against the wall. They really want to know what kind of mettle you are made of and if you are the right fit.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amgen in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was quickly contacted for phone screen with someone in the department after applying. After a 9 minute phone call, I was asked to come in for an interview 2 days later. Interview went well. Met with 10 other people in teams of 2.

    Interview Questions
    • What would a previous employer say was one of your weaknesses? Normally this question is you talking about yourself: What is one of your weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • What is the most difficult thing about being an admin?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Amgen in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then the manager invites me for on-site interview on the very next day.
    He would like to see how I am doing without time for preparation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Amgen.

    Interview Details

    All day interview with many people. An AC took me around from place to place. She was very nice and calmed me a bit since she did some talking about her experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Where did I see myself in 5 years, what did I consider my worst faults.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    My recruiter suggested that I make a counter offer, which I did. The recruiter mentioned that people work very hard at the company and I should get as much as I could for doing the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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