Forest Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions in St. Louis, MO

Updated May 4, 2015
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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 daysinterviewed 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 in Earth City, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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.

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Phone screen was about 20-30 minutes long. Asked why pharmaceuticals and why I'd be a good fit for the company. Then had a one on one with the hiring manager. Had to sell him a pencil and I did this by telling him the features and benefits that would fit his needs. Lastly, I was flown to St. Louis to interview the Regional Manager. This was a very brief meeting about 30 minutes long he only asked me why I wanted to get into the industry and then we mostly talked about the compensation package.

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    • How would you sell me this pencil?   1 Answer
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    Solutions Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Earth City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Earth City, MO) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Recruiter submitted me, then in 2 days I had a 1 hour technical phone interview then 15 minute awkward face-to-face(Todd Porter) then offer. They hire horribly, especially PMs, they cannot pick a good candidate. Many people suggested I pass up the offer, but the offer was 30% over market rate.

    Interview Questions

    • "If I hire you, will you stick around?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    High offer, accepted. The company over-pays in an attempt to keep staff.

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