Janssen Research & Development
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Janssen Research & Development Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Co-op - Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences Interview

Anonymous Employee
State College, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Janssen Research & Development in October 2013.

Interview Details – Talked to a recruiter at the career fair, had an interview the next day, and got an email about 6 weeks later for a phone interview with someone on the team. Then they sent my offer letter and it was done from there. Overall, it was a very pleasant process.

Interview Question – Describe a process for protein purification.   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Pharmacy Architect IT Interview

Anonymous Employee
Raritan, NJ

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Janssen Research & Development in January 2010.

Interview Details – 3 phone interviews. "IT directors" looking for a fit in terms of personality. do not be too technical in your interviews, IT leaders are pretty out of touch with technology here. use industry buzz words like sass and big data as its about the extent of their knowledge

Interview Question – based on where you are coming from, why would you want to work here where ITis not traditionally known to be very strong.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – recruiter gave me the salary i asked for plus a signing bonus

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Average Interview

Manager, Contracts & Grants Interview

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I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Janssen Research & Development in February 2014.

Interview Details – 1 phone screen with HR, 1 phone interview with 2 managers from the company. 1 on-site interview with 4 managers within the department.

Interview Question – Very practical line of questioning about process and understanding of the scope of work. A fair amount of questions about "how would you handle this situation_____".   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Contract and Procurement Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Titusville, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Janssen Research & Development in August 2013.

Interview Details – Everthing was done in a series of telephone interviews. I never met face to face with my employers until the first day of work. This was a first for me

Interview Question – They asked me the two most important things about a specific contract   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Vey easy

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Senior Associate Scientist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Janssen Research & Development.

Interview Details – Recruiter, then phone interview. Seminar plus interviews.

Interview Question – How much time are you willing to spend in a lab/desk/travel   Answer Question

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Director of Medical Affairs Interview

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Interviewed at Janssen Research & Development

Interview Details – I thought the Interviews were well balanced. I spoke to people who would be at my level, my direct manager, and his manager. I got a good feel for the position and I thought the questions posed to me were reasonable. I think the selection is based more on the CV than the interview, which is appropriate.

Interview Question – Why are you looking for a new position   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Finance Co-Op Interview

Anonymous Employee
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Janssen Research & Development in September 2011.

Interview Details – Applied through on-campus recruiting, interview was very pleasant and non-threatening.

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