Bristol-Myers Squibb Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
121 interviews

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  1.  

    Common of Interview Process Within Company Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR was not organized and did not give feedback or even attempt to contact me after the interview process is over. If you make first contact post interview, you will be met with a basic message informing you they will contact you when a decision is made. This is same for most but not all internal employees. Internal employees hear back from external applications more so than internal. Communication is an area HR could work on.

    Interview Questions
    • Which job did you apply for? - HR did not know which job I was interviewing for at the time of my 1:1 with one of the managers on the interview team. Therefor could not provide this individual with the correct information   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter with whom I had an initial interview. I then met with an HR rep from the company for a first round. I then met with three directors, including the hiring manager.I subsequently worked with my recruiter for followups and salary negotiation. Overall, not a particularly difficult or stressful situation

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line. Had two separate phone screen interviews. One round of interviews involving about 10 interviewers over 10 days period: on site interview with about 5 interviewers, and another 5 interviews conducted by telephone over several days. Many of interview questions were behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    It was a convoluted and drawn out process with a little keystone cops thrown in for good measure. Lots of phone interviews mixed in with in person and back to phone. Was not even sure that I got the job even after getting the offer! Definitely need to improve the process since I hear it still can be bad.

    Interview Questions
    • It's been a while but many were arbitrary and had nothing to do with the job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were taken aback that I would dare ask.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    it took more than 5 weeks to get the interview done. Two runs of phone interviews and 1 onsite interview. Talked to quite a few people, good experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Professional Level Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral based questions; Tell me about a time that you led a team and an obstacle that you faced? Tell me about a time that you led a matrix team. Tell me about a time that you had the opportunity to improve something. Tell me about the most difficult person you have had to work with. Tell me about someone that you have helped to grow.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your vision of the future of this organization in 10 years?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Associate Media Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plainsboro, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plainsboro, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    There are usually 3-4 in person interviews with hiring manager and those that you'll be working closely with in the position. A rubric is used when asking questions in the interview. The interviewer will ask generic questions about your resume and experience then based on a behavior guide.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were a key member of a project team and the project did not go as anticipated.
      Tell me about a time when you built a relationship with a challenging external or internal colleague.
      Tell me about a situation in which you had to implement a significant change.
      Tell me about a recent project or initiative that was challenging to complete.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a little lower than I expected, I nudged a little and was given a slightly higher offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Documentation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Humacao, PR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Humacao, PR
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Temporary position with an external agency for a project. First communication was by phone asking previous experience performing this task before, then an interview was schedule at BMS site. The process was very fast, it took a week approximately.

    Interview Questions
    • During the onsite interview process, they explained the work in detail and questions were very specifically about my experience in that job function.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from recruiter; asked about basic information. The onsite interview was almost the whole day. Was interviewed by people above the position level. Most of the interviewers asked some pre-set behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you explain ... (unrelated field to the job and my previous experience; but something that the director is interested in )   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Asked for more ; didn't get it
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Normal Interview process. Behavior questions. Nothing was unexpected. Just prepare for typical behavioral questions. The key is to ask and demonstrate that you are capable to do the job. Speak about what you know and try to look like an expert.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated the salary just for few thousands and they accepted.
    Accepted Offer

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