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Research Associate 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 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
  • 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
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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
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    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. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amgen in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    First was a phone screen by HR followed by a scheduled full day interview at the head quarters in Thousand Oaks. This is unusual now since most hiring is done at the SF site for SF workers but some people may still need to travel to S. CA to interview. I was scheduled all day from 8-5 and over lunch so I barely ate anything. Definitely ask to see the labs, with any lab job this is one of the most important interview questions. We currently would never hire anyone for a lab job that doesn't have any interest in seeing the labs during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to define pKa and give an example of the pKa of an acid. It was very straight forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me a low salary and I was able to negotiate $5000 more based on average pay for the position in the area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got in through a referral . The interview was very easy and basic. Not much to worry about they only check your communication skills.

    Reasons for Declining

    I got other better offers.

    Declined Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amgen in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    phonescreen not hard, hopefully onsite will come along

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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