AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Apr 5, 2015
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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (DFW, TX) in February 2015.

Interview

I applied online and was asked to schedule a telephone interview about a week later. The telephone interview lasted 17 minutes to be exact and was nothing more than a brief overview of my background and accomplishments. I was told to look for a 200 question personality assessment in the next day or so and if you pass the assessment you will be emailed a more detailed application to fill out. I made it through the entire process and wasn't even given an opportunity to interview with them face to face which was disappointing but this is how companies operate these days.

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  • Give me an example of a time when you had to do a presentation.   Answer Question

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (San Antonio, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    2 interviews. 1st was a phone interview discussing resume, then a behavioral based test via the Internet, then I was suggested to apply for the position, then my resume went to the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • In 2013 when you gave a presentation, tell me who was the audience, what was the presentation about, and what was the result of that presentation?   Answer Question
    • This is a situational based question.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    I applied online. A few days later I received an email with instruction on how to set up a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of basic questions regarding my resume and a few behavior STAR questions. After the interview I was sent the personality tests followed by an official online application.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in February 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    STAR format

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where your ethics were challenged   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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