AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
193 Interview Reviews

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    Principal Pharmacoviligence Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online got immediate acknowledgement of application. Didn't hear back for 4 months, then was called and asked to interview for the job I applied for and also another related position. Interview scheduled 3 weeks later and was conducted via teleconference from England and Sweden. Interview lasted about 3 hours and followed STAR format. Three weeks post interview and have not received followup request for information or disposition of status.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to decide which position I prefer although details of each were somewhat sketchy for one of the open positions which was a newly created role.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Process Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through there careers website and got an email saying I've been short listed for a phone interview.
    The interview was for a duration of 30 mins. Questions include my interest in the position, skills and my achievements.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my thought on animal testing and embryonic stem cell testing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    This job is now contracted out to independent contractors. . They do not recruit this position directly anymore. An editorial Manager hires outside personnel. This is no longer a job that is hired directly by the company. There is nothing more to say.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses in the work environment   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy negotiations. flexible schedules
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Public Policy Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, called for second interview in person. Had to write a short paper for in person interview to present and discuss. Had to answer questions as per usual using STAR.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone interview with third party recruiter, then sent link for assessment, application. then first face to face so far. 2 district sales managers at interview, make sure you bring your resume (multiple copies) sound like most of the procedure will continue through third party recruiter

    Interview Questions
    • rest assured they will probably ask you about ethical dilemma, other questions straight forward, new idea, problem, changed somebody's mind, difficult doctor. Do not expound on answer, just strictly star format, very little opportunity to sell yourself   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    The same day I applied I received a call to schedule a phone interview for the following day. After the phone interview, I was immediately sent 2 personality tests. After the personality tests, I was sent an email with a Hiring Application. 2 days later (on a Friday) I received a call to schedule a face-to-face interview on the following Monday. Interview consisted of STAR format questions and had to prepare a 10 minute persuasive discussion.

    Waiting to hear back from hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Ethical dilemma, situation in which I had to persuade someone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Industrial Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    After applying, got called for interview near Bristol. Interviewed by 2 interviewers. They explained the process before starting the interview. Competency based questions like "tell me a time when...". Had some technical questions where I was given a P&ID diagram and asked to explain each part and its function.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a time when you were faced with a problem and how you turned it around   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Medical Information Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing was a good experience, presentation was required, hiring was fast, overall, people were pleasant. The group was friendly and hiring was quick. Questions were not that difficult during interview process or presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    IMED Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly environment and questions weren't too difficult due to STAR format. However technical interview was difficult, see below. Also there was a group task which involved making a paper model and there was very limited time to do this and required good judgment so as not to be overbearing and pushy on others. Get the technical interview right and you'll sail straight through.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical interview, lots of graphs and interpreting of information about enzymes. Cant revise for this, you need to know in depth knowledge of enzyme kinetics   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Office interview. Hiring manager conducted interview. HR was not present. Questions were typical . Behavioral questions read directly from written documents. Interview lasted approximately 70 minutes. Interviewers were not experienced.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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