Forest Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated May 4, 2015
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Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Indianapolis, IN) in January 2015.

Interview

Received a call for a phone interview within a week of applying. The interview was about 40 minutes long, and fairly easy. Met for an in-person interview at a hotel in Indy, which went well. I received a call a week later saying that they liked me, but had been put on a "hiring freeze" and they asked me to keep following up. Since they didn't like me enough to follow up with ME, I decided it was not the company for me.

Interview Questions

  • Very conversational - Gave me about a minute to prepare for a "mock" sales scenario   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Forest Pharmaceuticals

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    Quick and easy. The hiring manager needed someone quick and we got along great. Mostly based on "gut" feelings. Not much negotiation room on salary or benefits if any. Was able to have the whole process completed in a week.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    It was a three step interview process. I met with the DM and instantly made a connection, had her laughing and moved on the next round which was with two DMs. They asked simple STAR questions. Final interview had some role playing which was easy. Advice - Be confident and relaxed.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had better offers to choose from. I used this offer to negotiate against the others.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    applied through a recruiter, Had a face-to-face interview 2 days later, then another interview a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • This whole interview was full of unexpected questions. Almost all of my responses caused the interviewer to attack my answer with negative opinions on my personality. I have never experience a more unprofessional interview, I felt attacked and diminished. The only reason I decided to take the second interview was because I was sure the first interview was some sort of test to see how I handle difficult situations. I was wrong, the second interview was just as bad. I hear good things about Forest, maybe it was just that particular hiring manager.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals in April 2014.

    Interview

    After applying for the position I had to take an online personality type of test. About a week later an area manager called me and conducted a brief phone interview basically getting to know me and my experience. He then invited me to a face to face interview at a a hotel where I was interviewed by 2 managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Why pharmaceutical sales? What is your greatest achievement? Basic STAR questions.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Earth City, MO) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I initially applied online. Received an email two days later asking me to complete an assessment. A week later received a phone screen by a DM. He stated if selected to move forward I would here from him before the end of the week. Received a call the next day asking to meet the next morning. Went to corporate office, met with him for about 30 minutes, thought it went well. Initiated a f/u call, no response. Never heard from the company again.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Was contacted for over the phone interview. Invited to face to face after a couple of days had passed from the phone interview. Face to Face was a lot of behavioral based questions conducted at a local hotel. They also asked a lot of question about the type of person I was.

    Interview Questions

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I received a call from a local manager, we played phone tag for a few weeks, then he finally called me back and invited me for an in person interview, and we skipped the phone interview. The interview was in a hotel conference room, they told me about the company, position, asked me interview questions, then I did a role play, which consisted of selling a fake drug to a fake doctor. They're really just trying to see your sales style with this exercise.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Earth City, MO) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I have a friend that works for this company and said they are a great company to work for. I fully believe this, but they have had quite a crazy year. They got bought out by a company called actavis. I do have alot of respect for the company and believe they are based on some good values (collaborative, a desire to improve the quality of life, great customer service). I did not appreciate how the interview process was handled. They never sent out an email to confirm the time, date, and location. I thought this was very unprofessional, every other interview I have been contacted for has done this. There seemed to be some intimidation coming into play during the phone-interview and face-to-face interview. I feel like they expect a sales person to be an arrogant/bold personality and I suppose I didn't not fit their cookie cutter shape.

    Interview Questions

    • First interview was just to get to know me, my experience, and personality.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    3 interviews. Possibly a ride along with a current employee. Typical pharma questions but little to no pharmaceutical experience is wanted. They love enterprise and copier reps. Strong closes and focus on hard sell of the products.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No

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