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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
133 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    The process took about a month. I first had a phone interview with a recruiter who then submitted me for the position. After the submission, I was selected for an in-person interview. I met with 2 people and the interview lasted about an hour. I studied behavioral questions, the company's product line, and the company's mission. None of these was discussed at the interview, but I highly suggest others to study these as some interviewers are harder than others.

    The interview was more of a discussion about BMS, what the position entails, and how my resume reflects the position. Be sure to know your weaknesses, your strengths, and what makes a good Project Manager. After about 1 week, I was offered the position through the recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate the salary, however I negotiated my start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    two interviewers were there. as we sat down, they asked me if i have any questions to start with. and they kept doing that throughout the 45 minute interview. they were nice, but they only asked behavioral questions (this was for a PhD position, so I had expected a little bit of science related questions)

    Interview Questions
    • what is one piece of advice that you still keep in mind to date   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was contacted the same day that I applied. I had 2 phone interviews (one with a recruiter and the other with the hiring manager) followed by an onsite interview to meet with members of the team.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    Seamless process with decisions being made in just a couple weeks from initial contact to final rounds. Very transparent and comprehensive. Solid two-way conversation and people were generally open minded and honest with questions.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Timing was off. Great company though.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Upstream Processing Associate - I Year Contract Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The supervisor (decision maker) was unavailable to participate in the interview because he had to give a tour of the lab to the FDA. Interview was carried out in turns by two groups of employees, the upstream processing associates (the position you are interviewing for) and the managers(?). The associates told me that their feedback have no impact whatsoever. I was told from the start that the interview is informal since it is only a one year contract. Questions asked were about my school, strengths/weaknesses, experience in research, and knowledge/skills regarding aseptic technique, mammalian cell cultures, and bioreactors. The managers(?) and associates claimed that I had all the skills and experience required to perform the job. However, I did not hear back from Bristol-Myers Squibb. I am assuming I did not because I probably did not have as much experience as the other interviewees since I am a recent graduate. Another factor may be that I did not get to interview with the supervisor personally.

    Interview Questions
    • "Do you have any questions for us?" Considering I asked questions to the previous group, no. Unless I ask the same ones acting clueless.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    First run phone interview with HR. Second run phone interview with hiring managers. Third run on-site interview with hiring managers and other group members one-to-one for 5 hours including lunch interview. All the people there are very nice and I was comfortable with the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with conflict with others at workplace?
      Tell me a example that you used a new method to help the team finishing a project.
      Strengths and weaknesses.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    Process took 2 months
    Couple of phone interview and 1 face to face
    Interview last for 4 hrs
    Met 5 team members
    1 hr presentation of PhD work + one hr phone call interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview a couple of days after applying. I was asked standard behavioral interview questions. Received a follow up call from the contractor the next day and was asked additional questions regarding salary, benefits, hours, dates etc. Accepted the position on the spot

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Interview Details

    I meant a recruiter at a career fair and I was asked on an interview for the same day at my school. On the interview I was asked questions like: What are your weaknesses? Do you have any technical writing skills? and other questions like that. There were only about 10 questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What challenges have you been faced with and how did you face them?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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

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