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Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 7, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interview, Face-to-face panel interview(s), Face-to-face with hiring manager, ride along/face-to-face with a sales rep from prospective district. The interview process lasted almost two months. Sometimes there would be a week, or two, between communications with the company.
Interview Question – With absolutely no medical or science background, why should we even consider you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Human Resources has a formula and bracket based on your past experience that is used to determine your salary. There might be a way to negotiate salary, but I am not aware of one with this company.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Puerto Nuevo, PR May 2009 – Reviewed May 6, 2013
Interview Details – I summit a resume to a college recruiter, have a phone interview and was invited to the facilities for a 1-1 interview with a Team Leader.
Interview Question – I cant remember, it was pretty easy mostly talking about my research experience as undergraduate Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 4, 2013
Interview Details – you must go through personality screening before a phone interview
Interview Question – how are you going to get past the gatekeeper Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Indianapolis, IN Feb 2013 – Reviewed Apr 20, 2013
Interview Details – Disconnected. The recruiter that interviewed me told me I was his #1 selection and I should expect a next interview appointment to be set within a week. That was over a month ago. I have checked in a couple of times, only to hear twice more... "within a week." I have withdrawn my consideration for this role due to the disconnect. What if that is what the inside is like?
Interview Question – Fairly simple questions like, "What was your most challenging training situation and why?" View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Kansas City, MO – Reviewed Apr 19, 2013
Interview Details – On-Line personality and compatability screening. If you fail this, you do not move on (even though a lot of great reps fail this!). Following this: Phone interview, panel interview (3 managers for 1 hour each, separately), then a final interview with a hiring manager who made a decision within a day.
Interview Question – What are your most profound weaknesses? (The intensity of the question and demand for an immediate answer were just high pressure) View Answer
Negotiation Details – Took what I could as the industry was hot at the time
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 2, 2013
Interview Details – Pre-screening questionnaire online and the on-campus interview
Interview Question – What has been the most difficult/challenging part of your time in college? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Indianapolis, IN Sep 2011 – Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
Interview Details – First through BrassRing, then through phone screen and lastly with hiring manager
Interview Question – Salary as it was difficult to compare to other similar positions in the market elsewhere. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Uncomfortable
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL May 2012 – Reviewed Mar 5, 2013
Interview Details – Applied through my department and got screened for a personal interview. The interview was 45 min long with behavioral questions, research work and technical knowledge. Interviewer asked more about my research work with minute details.
Interview Question – Quantitative data information about the project I did. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Champaign, IL Nov 2012 – Reviewed Mar 5, 2013
Interview Details – I applied through my school and had an on-campus interview. They had 3 people interviewing me. It was completely behavioral question based. I did well so I was invited to a second round at their Indianapolis headquarters. At their headquarters, there was a presentation and 2 1:1 interviews. They were all behavioral questions. (Although one of the interviewers, talked a lot about herself during the interview.) Cultural fit is a very important aspect that they look for. I guess that I did not fit because I did not get an offer.
Interview Question – Why Lilly? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 27, 2013
Interview Details – While there are established processes and scripted questions, the bottom line is the interview experience is varied depending on the position/area. Multiple phone screenings looking for key behavioral traits are not always sufficient. Example: Finding a great Administrative Assistant could be served by this process but a senior-level scientist search would find this experience wanting.
Interview Question – Give an example of when you had to deal with an angry employee at a level higher than you. Where you successful in gaining agreement? Answer Question
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