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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Fresno, CA) in April 2014.
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!
- 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. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE) in April 2014.
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.
- All questions were expected. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.
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.
- 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. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.
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.
- All were STAR questions. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No Offer
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.
- Salary question. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA) in March 2014.
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
- nothing unexpected just what i have done and question about the CV Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.
very professional and a quick process
- What was your biggest failure Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
requirements and salary were not compatable
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.
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.
- 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
Helpful (8)No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in February 2014.
30 min phone interview asked about when the last time I spoke in a group setting and what the outcome was, the last time I had to overcome an objection and so on. Asked If I was hired if training in Delaware was a problem. Took Briggs Meyer type survey after interview.
- How I would gain access to a physicians office Answer Question
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