AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an employee referral and I applied online. Within a few hours of applying I received an email to complete a more extensive application. The next day I received and email to schedule a phone interview, which I scheduled for a week later. The phone interview consisted of basic resume questions, salary expectations (do your research), and about your driving record. My phone interview only lasted about 10 minutes. After the phone interview (about 2 minutes later) I received an email to complete 2 personality surveys. After I completed the surveys I received an email to schedule a face to face interview with the District Sales Manager.

    The face to face interview was so fun and relaxing! I got an email that said I had to prepare a 10 minute persuasive argument for the interview, but when I got in he said it could be 5-6. The questions were fairly easy. Make sure you know a lot about the company and also why you want to do Pharmaceutical sales.

    I am still waiting to hear back from the hiring manager - fingers crossed!

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Tell me about a time you had to deal with an ethical delimma.
      2. Tell me about a time you had to reach a goal.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    a difficult process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    IS Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview was a 30-minute phone call from two interviewers and consisted of standard-fare behavioral questions.
    The second round was 2 months later at an office visit in Wilmington and was about 1.5 hours of behavioral questions with 3 interviewers at once. This was tedious. STAR-format questions can leave you dry if you don't like to completely fabricate your life story.
    The whole process was so slow.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter, which lasted approximately 20 minutes. It was a very structured interview where the recruiter just read off a list of questions she had for me.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. What is your expected salary?
      2. Give me an example of a presentation you had to do. Who was the audience? What were the results?
      3. Questions about my resume and driving history.
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied to a position through Kelly Services, and received an email from AZ asking to set up a phone interview within a week. I had a conference phone interview with multiple employees, and they asked availability for an on-site interview at the end of the phone interview. They emailed me the on-site interview information in a timely manner, and I had a panel interview two months after my phone interview. All their questions (phone and on-site) were asked directly from a pre-determined list, and they spent much of the interview writing down my responses.

    Interview Questions
    • All were STAR questions. Nothing too out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AstraZeneca in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    two phone interview, went pretty well, first one took an hour very good discussion with the hiring manager about what the work is about and my experience and project that i have done

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected just what i have done and question about the CV   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Great initial telephone screen by a third party that works closely with AZ. Questions asked included: salary requirements, professional background summary, current location, driving record.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Diabetes Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen first interview to see if you fit qualifications, then face to face with District Sales Manager (Direct Manager), Brag Book & Past Experience in Disease State.

    Interview Questions
    • During your pharmaceutical medical sales career have you ever been asked to leave an office by the health care provider & why?   Answer Question
    • If a health care provider asked you to speak with a counterpart about how they have acted in his/her office, how would you handle that situation if meant that the counterpart woudl or would not be allowed back into that office?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    very professional and a quick process

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    requirements and salary were not compatable

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Took over a month, advances to F2F. Invited for ride along, got a rejection email a month later

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe a situation where you needed to do more then your fair share?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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Pros: “This was my first "Big Pharma" job. Good benefits. Manager was good, but heard from peers most DMs were more micromanaging. 401K and healthcare were very good.” Full Review

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