I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Interview Details – I was called for a phone interview and then an in-person interview with the hiring manager, the HR representative, and several lead programmers.
Interview Question – When you are explaining a difficult concept to an audience, how do you know if they don't understand what you are talking about? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Interview Details – Many, many e-mail and phone interviews for an internship position. Takes up a lot of time without a lot of feedback for how the processes is going and moving. Seems like a good work environment with friendly staff, but interview process was somewhat overwhelming and unfulfilling for getting a "Feel" about the job and its/supervisor's expectations.
Interview Question – After two months of interviews, I was told I was not qualified, and to explain in the interview why I should be hired. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in February 2009.
Interview Details – Cubist uses the behavioral assessment technique: "Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who you didn't get along with. Be specific about the sequence of events and details and explain how you handled that."
One must prepare with answers and rehearse before the interview to really be spot-on. Why? Because Cubist hires really sharp, articulate folks and you have to be in top form from start to finish in the entire interview process. Expect to meet with 3 sets of 2-3 Cubies to get the stamp off approval.
Interview Question – Cubist: "Why are you leaving your current job?"
Me: "Greater opportunity for advancement here."
Cubist: "That doesn't make sense because you said you were about to be promoted."
Me: "That's true; however, I believe my skills and experiences would best serve Cubist as a RAM than a DM for ABC Pharma."
...be prepared to go down 2 more layers for every answer you give. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Awesome. I expected to take a cut in pay to come on as a Territory Manager, before interviewing a year later for a RAM position. I took a $10K cut in base salary, it paid off when I was promoted the following year, base came back to $110K, much better role for me, and excelled.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Interview Details – Smart and nice interviewers. A phone screen and an onsite interview. The whole process was wrapped in a month.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Prepare for general behavioral/situation questions Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary not as expected.
I applied online - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in November 2012.
Interview Details – Telephone screening, series of 1:1 interviews of varying quality, reference checks
Interview Question – None- well prepared for technical & behavioral questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in March 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process was very intense but the people were extremely nice and laid back. It started with an hour phone interview. Then a 3 hour meeting with 3 people on campus interview. I found out a week later i was a final candidate so i then went in for a 5 hour interview meeting with 5 people. The interviews were all about naming scenarios in which you had a certain situation...like sacrificed quality to get something out on time and so on. The final interview I was just not on my game as I had so much work stuff for my current job, i just wasn't focused as much as i should have been
Unfortunately, I found out about 10 days later that i did not get the position. It was very disappointing. Anyone that gets an opportunity to work there should consider themselves very lucky.
Interview Question – Honestly, they were all difficult, you have to be in a certain frame of mind when going into an interview there. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in November 2012.
Interview Details – I had applied for the position months prior to hearing about an interview. The first part of the process was a phone screen. This was followed by an in-person interview at the Lexington campus. The interview lasted about a half day, meeting with about five or six different people. HR had supplied the interviewers with a few behavioral questions (as a way to compare all candidates), but the rest of the time was spent on qualifications/background. I was among the first interviewed, so it did take a little while to hear back. I was offered the position. They have an extensive reference/background/work history check as well. It was a very thorough process.
Interview Question – Some of the behavioral questions were strangely worded, which made them awkward to answer. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in July 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online via my school's career site. A few weeks later I got an email asking to set up a phone interview. I had a 30 minute phone interview. A week or so later I got asked to come in for an in person interview in which I spoke with three different people. I was notified a week or two later.
Negotiation Details – A few times in the process they asked me to discuss a difficult situation I've had to overcome and how I did so.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in May 2012.
Interview Details – Interview process was a waste of time. Instead of focusing on my experience, qualifications, achievements, etc. they were too focused on "behavioral" questions to elicit specific responses. If you don't answer in the exact way they are looking for, they don't move on to the next question. Some were very unpleasant to meet with. Did not get offer and would not have wasted my time going back for a second interview.
Interview Question – Have you ever sacrificed the quality of work to get something done on time? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in May 2010.
Interview Details – Very pleasant experience. fair process
Interview Question – Describe about yourself Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate
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