Lonza Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Updated Jul 22, 2014
9 Interview Reviews

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    Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Lonza.

    Interview Details

    After resume submittal, a phone screen was conducted. Person asked basic HR type questions. Knew some of the technical aspects of the job they were filling.

    Interview Questions
    • Invited to participate in face to face interviews on site with four individuals. Interview questions were behavioral based so do your homework. Unexpected questions were asked by the HR person. The questions were around my high school days which was years ago. Was asked how I was described by my classmates. Who remembers and how accurately does that describe me today???? Also asked how my college expenses were paid for… how is that job related or any of their business??? Do you want to know my monthly mortgage payment also????   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Walkersville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walkersville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Lonza in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Awesome experience. It was a direct, face to face interview. No silly phone calls, and/or repetitive screenings. The interview process was bottom-up - met the research associates first (peers) and then the group leader, followed by the HR. Amazingly open and nice people.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the one time you made a mistake and what you learned from it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Perfectly suitable offer. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, NH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lonza.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through their website and received an invitation to the interview about a week later. Arrived with about 10 other applicants to have a group interview. The process was round-robin; that is, I spent about 5 minutes with one interviewer then moved on to the next person. It was kind of like speed dating where you got to know the person then they asked you some standard questions about your work history and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time where you had to make a very difficult decision and how did it turn out?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They e-mailed me an official offer and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lab Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Lonza in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    There are so many different departments, and everyone does it a little different. Your first contact will be HR, probably a couple of months after you submit your resume. If HR likes what you have to say, you'll meet the the hiring manager, and there team. If everyone likes you, you're in! Provided you pass the physical examination.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They send you an offer, you review it, accept, or decline.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Conshohocken, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Conshohocken, PA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Lonza in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    easy peazy interview but took three resume revisions to get in the door

    Negotiation Details
    good to me
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Customer Care Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, TN
    Application Details

    interviewed at Lonza in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was an advertisement email sent out to the community inviting perspective employees to apply for a full time seasonal position in a Customer Care Center. The job would entail taking phone calls answering questions about how to use the company's products and services. A training program of three months would precede the beginning of the call season. The interview was conducted by the office manager and an HR person. Very comfortable interview, many logical, standard questions asked. The two questions that stand out, this was four years ago, were, "do you have any schedule conflicts as this will be busy from 6/1 till 7/15", and "How would you handle a very frustrated customer?" I told them I was totally available, and, to the second question I stated, "I first would listen very carefully to what the caller was having a problem with. The managers face melted into total relief. I got the job. I've enjoyed working here since.

    Interview Questions
    • The two interviews had the agenda of helping me succeed in the interview, There were no real difficult, or unexpected question. I've been through "he**" interviews, this was not one of those.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Documentation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Interview Details

    Most of the jobs posted are fake. No call up for interview and they keep relisting their job ads. Their HR do not bother to reply about status of interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Lonza in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very professional , friendly and competent managers; the interview process was well defined and articulated. the people knew what they were talking about . very impressive .the only downside as i can see was some sense of " political " atmosphere . but i can be totally wrong.

    I was explained the the requirement s of the job , and expectations from the candidate well in advance . The firm employed for for candidate serach was also very professional and helpful .

    Over all very good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if the company gives you $100 mio for investment ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lonza in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was nice they called for Mumbai head office for final selection was condcted by head of 3 different divisions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was Ok and finaaly was satisfied with the payment.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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