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ICON Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sub-Asslember Interview

Sub-Asslember
Logan, UT

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at ICON in October 2010.

Interview Details – I had two interviews. I had an interview with someone in the office and then one with my boss. My boss asked me if I had any experience using power tools. I had to keep myself from laughing because who, at my age, had never used a power tool. Waiting to get an interview with someone in the office was long. I also noticed that some of the office workers were quite rude and unprofessional. Some of them seemed like they didn't care and didn't want to be there.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Trial Assistant Interview

Clinical Trial Assistant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ICON.

Interview Details – Found the position on Indeed.com. I was emailed by a recruiter shortly after submitting my resume. There was about a 1 hour phone interview and my recruiter was able to set up F2F interview with one of the directors. After the interview, about 3 days later, I was contacted by the recruiter letting me know I got the position.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult manager. How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much of a negotiation. They will low-ball as much as they can!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clinical Trial Assistant Interview

Clinical Trial Assistant
Durham, NC

I applied online and interviewed at ICON.

Interview Details – Phone interview with a recruiter, then invited in for an interview with a panel

Interview Question – Very straight forward interview, no tricky questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – When I got offered the position, I was asked my desired salary. Two days later they made their counter offer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior CRA Interview

Senior CRA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ICON in September 2013.

Interview Details – Good experience with hiring, interview process. Very nice people, not intimidating, great questions, very thorough

Interview Question – hypothetical situational questions and what would you do   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, standard offer to all contractors.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

Senior Clinical Research Associate
San Diego, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at ICON in November 2012.

Interview Details – Phone screening by human resources. Next was a Skype interview with one clinical managers. Normal CRA questions regarding experience. Manager seemed experienced and interested. Impression was that company fostered an open culture.

Interview Question – What does ALCOA mean?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

N/A Interview

N/A

Interviewed at ICON

Interview Details – Extensive and thorough.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

CRA II Interview

CRA II
Durham, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ICON.

Interview Details – Managers I interviewed were very personable and made me feel that it was not an interview at all. I also appreciated the honesty about the position and the expectations.

Interview Question – There were none.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I got what I asked for and more.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

CRAII Interview

CRAII

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ICON.

Interview Details – HR people contacted me and set up a Skype interview with 2 line managers. The interview was around an hour. The managers were nice and asked general questions like what would you do during the visit and so on. HR manager called me with an offer in a week.

Interview Question – When you reached a site for your routine monitoring visit, the site was closed and no one is there. What would you do?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Project Support Analyst II Interview

Project Support Analyst II
North Wales, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ICON in June 2013.

Interview Details – I received an email from the recruiter about two months after I applied. Had a phone interview with the recruiter a few days later, it was more of a screening than an interview. She was very nice. I was then scheduled for an onsite interview with the director of the position and a peer. Interview went well. Director was on a video call since she is based overseas, but it wasn't awkward. The recruiter called me later the same day to schedule a second interview that would include a presentation and an additional person. The instructions were very vague. "Give a 5 minute presentation on a challenge you might have in this position." I asked if they wanted PowerPoint and was told by the recruiter she wasn't given that info so to use my best guess. The second interview did not go well from the get go. I got soaked in the rain because they had me walk to a different building. Two of the attendees were on the phone so I was presenting sitting at a table to a phone and one person in the room. I did not spend a lot of time on the Powerpoint because in my experience they are looking more for presentation skills than Powerpoint skills. When I realized that I'd be sharing my desktop I knew I was in trouble because they weren't seeing me only the Powerpoint. I felt I did well, but could tell by their reaction they were disappointed. The questioning from there went badly, and honestly I felt was unfair. They'd ask me questions and then seem disappointed that I didn't know exactly how they did thing at their company. They knew I had no CRO experience (but a lot of PM experience), but I felt the questions were hard to answer unless you knew CRO. The recruiter called a few days later and told me there was no offer due to my presentation. I wasn't surprised. Everyone I dealt with was very nice and, although I was disappointed, I have no ill feelings.

Interview Question – How would you improve our process?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

CRA Interview

CRA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ICON.

Interview Details – Very difficult to gain an interview with this company

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