CoreLab Partners (formerly RadPharm)
CoreLab Partners (formerly RadPharm) Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Operations Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at CoreLab Partners (formerly RadPharm) in October 2010.
Interview Details – A standard telephone interview (~50 minutes) with the HR perosn then followed by meeting with the hiring manager and management team. This took almost the whole day from 9 am to 3 pm. Overall was a good impression and that they were very focused on what they wanted. Key was my skill set and personality fit with others in the organization as previously mentioned in another review.
Interview Question – Behavioral interview questions like describe when you did ..... View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not much in the way of salary negotiation, as I was told what they would offer. Pay was a little less then competitors, but had other perks like matching 401K and summer hours.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at CoreLab Partners (formerly RadPharm) in March 2008.
Interview Details – Very standard telephone interview primarily focused on technical background. This was probably 30-40 minutes. A series of 1-on-1 personal interviews with potential colleagues, managers and senior management. Overall impression was that they were not very well organized in their approach, but were as interested in personality fit as technical background.
Interview Question – How do you handle working with highly educated professionals, considered experts in their field, when they have an opinion on how to approach a problem different than yours? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not much in the way of salary negotiation, they probably pay less then competitors. If you have other items you wish to negotate (time off, work from home, etc) they try to be flexible. Be careful to document all verbal promises, as HR sometimes "forgets" what was said. They said that bonuses were almost always 100% of target during the employment process, and then backtracked after my first year despite a stellar review.