Interviewed at AstraZeneca
Interview Details – I applied early February, and got an invite for a phone interview two weeks later. After my phone interview I was sent a link to complete two online personality tests, and still waiting to hear back from them...
Interview Question – Very basic questions referring back to your resume. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2013.
Interview Details –
I first applied online and was emailed a confirmation for a phone interview. This went well, fairly easy, simple questions about yourself, your past work experience, and behavioral questions. Remember to answer in STAR format. I was then asked to fill out a questionaire of about 200 questions. Done and Done. I was then appointed a face-to-face interview with the Hiring manager/DSM who brought along another DSM to the interview.
**WORD OF ADVICE: It is extrememly important to DO YOUR RESEARCH! look up the hiring manager, find out a little about him/her so you have something to talk about regarding their accomplishments and experience. An interview should be a conversation.
***Research the company. Find out what their goals are. DO NOT assume that you will just be selling drugs to doctors and courting them with exceptional foods. The hiring manager does not want to hear this. You want to provide great medicine to HELP PEOPLE IN NEED. Care about the job, don't just do it for the perks or money. You can't fool others.
**Smile, be charasmatic, polite, and professional. Always answer in STAR format, for they will indeed ask you 4 behavioral questions that pretty much make or break your interview. Last but not least, CLOSE THE INTERVIEW by expressing your gratitude for the interview and letting them know that YOU WANT THE JOB and that you solemly believe you qualify. Ask them if they see you as a potential candidate. It's a yes or a no question, so be prepared.
GOOD LUCK and always be a step ahead.
Interview Question –
1. What ethical dilemma have you experienced at your workplace
2. When have you had to convince your boss to make a decision Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I got a call after my interview and was offered a package I couldn't resist. I tried to negotiate the base salary for the heck of it, however I was told that my lack of experience was the reason for the base salary (which wasn't too shabby). So I happily accepted. I also had the luck of having a lovely manager to work with, so that's always helpful.
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at AstraZeneca in February 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and was given a phone interview that covered my background and a few behavioral/STAR questions followed that.
Interview Question –
Tell me about a time you had to give a presentation, who was the audience, etc.?
Why do you want to work in this industry?
What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at AstraZeneca.
Interview Details – Applied online. Was contacted 2 weeks later for a phone interview. That same day I was sent and completed 2 different personality assessments, 200 questions each. 5 weeks after that I had an in-person interview with 2 DSM's (one that was hiring for the specific job I was interviewing for, and the other was said to be a DSM in training who was learning the ropes of interviewing candidates). I sent a follow-up/thank-you e-mail. 3 weeks later I received an automated e-mail saying the position was closed.
Interview Question – 3 strengths, 1 weakness, name an ethical dilemma you faced, talk about a time you gave a presentation Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2013.
Interview Details – Apply online. After two weeks received a call for an appointment for a phone interview. It was really a screening call, it was very easy. It consist of simple basic education, experience,salary expectationsand what you know about the company . The next step was to take an on line personality test. Its been a week now and I am waiting for them
Interview Question – At this first step in the process there no difficult or unexpected question Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2013.
Interview Details – I have done the phone interview and the first face to face interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview and face to face. Waiting to hear back. So far the process has taken about 2 months
Interview Question – Describe a difficult task you had to overcome and what steps did you take to rectify it? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at AstraZeneca in December 2012.
Interview Details – The first notification was an e-mail to set up an interview with a recruiter. Then it was followed by 2 personality tests. After completing the 2 personality tests I received another e-mail to complete additional information application and agree to a background check and it would be forwarded to a hiring manager. That was a month ago and I have not heard anything back.
Interview Question – General questions about previous sales situations. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at AstraZeneca in December 2012.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume online late afternoon then received an email to schedule a 30 minute phone interview by lunch time the next day. The phone interview was done by a third party company and basically verified my resume so be sure to have a copy at hand. They don't ask too many probing questions during the phone screening so the first step is relatively easy. Moving on to the next step in a couple days, it takes quite a while to get your career going with this company.
Interview Question – Greatest strengths and weaknesses... Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at AstraZeneca in November 2012.
Interview Details – Phone screenings went well. In person interview was not desirable. Besides waiting over 2 hours for my interview, the interview panel was obviously hiring the candidate interviewing before me. That candidate had a 3 hour chat, laugh, cheering, and high five session. I wasted a whole day on this interview.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work with AZ? Frankly, I didn't . It was difficult because I wanted to say no thanks! Answer Question
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