Janssen Research & Development
Janssen Research & Development Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Research Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Janssen Research & Development in September 2013.
Interview Details – Easy going. Got the interview thru a career fair. Simple questions, nothing really out of the ordinary. What are some tough situations you faced? Tell me about situations in which you acted as part of a team? Tell me about x, y, and z off your resume? What skills can you contribute to the team? How do your past research experiences make you a better scientist?
Interview Question – They ask questions about your research. So if it has been a while since you did your research make sure to brush up on it so you are prepared. View Answer
Co-op - Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Sciences Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Very Easy Interview
Pharmacy Architect IT Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
Manager, Contracts & Grants Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
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
Contract and Procurement Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Senior Associate Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Director of Medical Affairs Interview (Neutral Experience)
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
Finance Co-Op Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question