Cubist Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interview techniques were used. 3 rounds of interviewing with the entire team.
    Initial phone interview and then 2 rounds of in person interviews.
    Each interviewer gave you a specific problem/ issue for which you had to identify the issue, what you did and the outcome for the same

    Interview Questions
    • How did you deal with a difficult outcome of a project and got buy in   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Lots of behavioral questions. It was a long day - 30 mins per person. Everyone goes over time leading to a rushed feeling throughout. They dont (or didnt) factor in a bio break. Lunch was a talking lunch, so there was no rest there.

    Interview Questions
    • Very few technical questions. That was covered in general banter. They tend to stick to their script of behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Sterile Drug Product Technology Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    The interview was 30 minutes. The Senior manager is very nice and considerate to the interviewee. He asked if I knew about the techniques used in this projects, any previous experiences, and the current experience. He asked how I will commute to work, what my strengths and weaknesses are. The overal experience was really good, and I didn't feel tense from the interiew.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    the interview is relatively easy, and it takes half day. Have talked with several employees one-on-one. Most of them are technical questions, while a few are behavior questions. Most of the interviewers are scientists and they are very nice. The interview process was nice and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior HRBP Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was conducted very expediently. I was able to speak to the hiring manager and a potential co-worker right away. The people I spoke with were very open about the culture and good work ahead. They were very professional and one could tell that they inspired a true sense of collaboration. I received a follow up call from the hiring manager, personally, within the given timeframe, giving me the disposition of the interview process - which was very refreshing!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SAS Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    HEOR Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Prepare for general behavioral/situation questions   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary not as expected.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with the hiring manager. After a 30 minute conversation the hiring manager said he wanted to bring me in for an onsite interview but I never heard back from the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Coordinator, Marketing Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Honestly, they were all difficult, you have to be in a certain frame of mind when going into an interview there.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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