AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Application Details

I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at AstraZeneca in June 2013.

Interview Details

I was interviewed by 5 people. Starting with the lowest in rank and ending with the highest, a senior VP. Questions were fairly straightforward, no tricks or anything. Everyone was very kind and courteous.

Interview Questions
  • "Case style" question asking what I would do in a certain situation when a doctor was being particularly difficult   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

To accept a position at a different company

Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at AstraZeneca in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average 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
  3.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Referred by an educator who had worked with the company on a product launch. I was initially contacted by a recruiter and we did a phone interview a few days later. It was a résumé overview and a couple of behavioral based questions. I was then scheduled for a face to face with the hiring manager, who was exceptionally warm yet very professional. She was interviewing more candidates this week (my interview was last week) and said she would let me know about the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to convince someone to do something they didn't want to do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    They asked 4 questions and requested the answers be STAR format.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter, spoke with her for a few minutes and filled out the initial online application. About a week later, I had a 30 minute phone interview with someone from HR and then had to fill out the 2 personality profile surveys (about 200 questions each). After I passed that I had to complete an additional application. 2 weeks later I was contacted once again and have an interview scheduled with the Exec Director of Sales this Thursday so we will see what happens

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an experience you have doing a presentation (HR Interview)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    STAR format

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where your ethics were challenged   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview. It was conducted by a third party recruiter. She asked basic questions pertaining to work history and education history. She also asked about your driving history because a clean driving record is very important to obtaining the job. Also, questions about presentation skills were asked. Details about the job were also given about training, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    1 interview with manager, 1 field ride with team member, 1 interview with regional manager

    Interview Questions
    • Not very difficult... understand the company and industry and you'll be fine   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I found this process to be tedious and way to lengthy. The hiring managers didn't have the proper authority to make actual hiring decisions in a timely and appropriate manner. Clearly the system needs retooling and perhaps, so does the upper management. I appreciate the "big business" feel, but there are a ton of other rep jobs available in the market currently.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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