Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Catalent Pharma
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- Director Business Development (1)
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- Production Operator (1)
- Black Belt (1)
- Manager (1)
- Laboratory Associate (1)
- Catalent GOLD Program (1)
- Material Prep (1)
- Lab Associate, Quality Control (1)
- Supply Chain Director (1)
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma (Somerset, NJ) in August 2015.
FIrst called by company recruiter to establish my credentials. A few days later a call was set up with the hiring manager. A week later was the technical interview. UPDATE: Being called in for in-person interview!
- Most questions were around my experience with different technologies and solutions I implemented in the past. This was a group interview with two senior level IT staff. They are knowledgeable in the field and this was apparent from the questions asked. They were also quite friendly. At the conclusion of the interview I asked them what they liked best and least about working here. Both gave the same answer: BEST was working with a variety of technology, the opportunity to learn new technology, and always having lots of projects in the queue;WORST: the number of project in the queue. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNegative Experience
Canned questions like they all went to the same class on how to interview. I was not impressed by the facilities or by my would be boss. I think I will stay clear of this place
- Can you handle a fast paced environment 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Company has too much turnover! Scientific instruments are ancient and the employees looked like zombies
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma.
Initially applied online, and had a phone interview about 4-6 weeks later. Face to Face interview about a week later with 3 separate people. It was supposed to be 3 separate 1:1 interviews, but they each overlapped, so it felt like a 2 person panel at times. Only downside of the whole process was the time from initial application, to the time I started work. I think it was 2 to 3 months for the whole process.
- Most questions were comparing my resume to the job, and asking how I would handle different situations. Obviously being pharmaceutical, they wanted to know how much experience, if any I had with that (no previous pharma experience, only project management). Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma in October 2014.
I had been asked for an On Campus Interview after speaking to Catalent at a Career Fair. I was interviewed by two current GOLD Associates. They both seemed very exhausted and disinterested in what I had to say. They didn't even have my resume on hand which gave me the impression they didn't do their homework or even know who I am. Luckily, I had copies of my resume with me. The questions were fairly easy, mostly behavioral. So I talked about experiences that expressed how I dealt with certain situations and showcased my leadership skills.It was mostly one interviewer that asked the questions. The other one seemed to stare of into space. When it was my turn to ask them questions, they kept listing all the responsibilities they had to do and how challenging it was. I have no problem with that and I appreciate their candid honesty but it came off in a very unappealing way. It just seemed like they lacked passion in what they do which is a turn off when you're trying to make the interviewee interested in the job. At some point, I asked them a question regarding how this helps their long term career and they had a lot of trouble answering it. Overall, I didn't like the way they represented themselves of the company. A week and a half later, I got an email saying that I didn't make it to the second round of interviews.
- How do you prioritize your workload? How do you deal with difficult communication with coworkers? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma (Saint Petersburg, FL).
Hired from within. Position opened. Applied. Interviewed. Got offer. Accepted. Interview was with two managers asking questions. I gave them some background on my current duties and some of my past work experience. They were impressed with my ability to express myself in a way that was concise and well read.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma (Somerset, NJ).
Applied online - had phone interview, followed by in-person interview -- responsiveness was a bit weak - they did offer specific feedback on my interview experience which was helpful and insightful
- Nothing in particular Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma (Madison, WI) in May 2014.
The interview consisted of a phone screening. I was offered an in person interview which was consisted of 4 thirty minute interviews. I was initially scheduled a thirty minute break but plans changed and I was given a bathroom break before continuing on. I met with an Analytical Lead, a member of HR, a director and the hiring manager.
- Where do you see yourself in five years? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma in March 2014.
Contacted through recruiter on LinkedIn then initial phone interview with HR. Skype interview with two more people before interviewing on site. On site interview lasted 6 hours and met with 8 people. It seemed everyone was up front and honest about what was expected and what issues were being faced. I got the impression that they interviewed many candidates but couldn't find the right fit. One thing that stuck with me that I realized after the interview was that I don't think anyone smiled or looked like they had a good time while at work. I thought it was great that I was able to meet and be interviewed by some of the employees that report into the position. Usually direct reports are not part of the interview process.
- Nothing that really stood out. Standard interview questions. Not many of the typical questions like give me an example of...or tell me about a time... More conversation questions to gauge fit. Answer Question
- No Offer
Phone interview with two individuals. They both explained their roles in the company, their background and gave a great explanation of what the job entails. They were also welcoming to any questions or concerns I may have had.
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Catalent Pharma.
Interviews are weak , they look at your dress more then anything,questions are simple.basic
- now they are weak in the interview process Answer Question
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