I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Cephalon in March 2008.
Interview Details – It took a while to go through an interview process. I first spoke with my Director informally by telephone then in person. My Director then arranged interviews with various Directors within my Department, and with a Senior Director in HR. The interviews themselves were unscripted and relatively informal. I also had to do a drug test as per company HR policy prior to being hired.
Negotiation Details – My recruiter negotiated.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cephalon in January 2011.
Interview Details – Very disappointed in how interview process was handled. Interviews were 1 hour each. Candidate before me was allowed to run over 15 min and then my interview was cut short to 45 min to "catch up". Thought I did well...got the impression they wanted a "shark" to boost business. Did not get asked anything to "shine". Questions involved: routing, physicians I have relationships with in the territory, off-label promotion and how I would handle it, what motivates me, whether I could make an immediate impact or not. Most pharm interviews are behavioral in nature..this was not. The specialty rep partner was also in the interview. (Not sure what value this contributed.) I also was impeccable about following up with thank you to recruiter and manager. Recruiter did not even have courtesy to contact me to follow-up or provide feedback on whether I was selected or not ( I wasn't) and why that decision was made.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cephalon in November 2010.
Interview Details – I was grilled over my resume and my sales figures. Made to feel like my brag book was fabricated. Was asked questions that were irrelevant to sales and were inappropriate for final interviews. It was very disturbing that one interviewer can over ride five other interviewers opinions. It is as if they had no intentions to hire but I was made to go through hoops.
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