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Post Doctoral Scientist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
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Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA).

Interview

The interview process was truly superb. Everyone was friendly, accommodating, and very professional. I was invited out for dinner by the hiring manager and a couple of principal scientists the night before to break the ice and establish a little friendly rapport. The day of was a whirlwind, as are all day-long interviews. But everything was very well organized and the schedule had been provided to me well in advance. I interviewed with the HR rep, then a research associate, then her managing principal scientist, then I gave an hour-long presentation of my previous research, then lunch with some of the collaborating scientist outside of the hiring group. After lunch I interviewed with another principal scientist, then a current postdoc scientist, and finally with the hiring manager where most of the discussion involved the research project. Overall, it was a great experience. The scientists are brilliant and offered some great insight into my previous work. The campus is beautiful, the culture is friendly and innovative. I very much respect how they do business up there. To be honest, my only complaint is that I didn't get the job. =)

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    Post Doctoral Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    Phone interview- academic style, general chat about project. In person interview - 30 min presentation, technical interview, leadership capability interview

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you made a mistake and how did you rectify it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    another job offer

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