Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Forest Pharmaceuticals
- Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (29)
- Sales Representative (8)
- Territory Sales Representative (5)
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (4)
- Account/Sales Representative (1)
- Clinical Coordinator (1)
- Compliance Analyst (1)
- Territory Manager (1)
- Territory Sales Manager (1)
- Clinical Research Associate (1)
- IT Intern (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Sales (1)
- Solutions Designer (1)
- Rep (1)
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Earth City, MO) in April 2014.
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.
- Tell me about yourself 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Earth City, MO) in March 2014.
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.
- First interview was just to get to know me, my experience, and personality. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2011.
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.
- How would you sell me this pencil? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Forest Pharmaceuticals (Earth City, MO) in February 2011.
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.
- "If I hire you, will you stick around?" 1 Answer
High offer, accepted. The company over-pays in an attempt to keep staff.
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