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MedImmune Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
36 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Scientist I Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at MedImmune.

    Interview Details

    This company does not care about its candidates. The whole interview process took six months and they postponed the interview as well as the decision making for four times using different excuses. During the whole process they were very slow at replying emails and even ignored emails. They refused to give you any reasons of why they didn't offer you the position.

    Through talking to its employees during the interview and the rest of the process, it's obvious that Medimmune has a serious bureaucracy issue which leads to very low efficiency. This explains why they have a lackluster pipeline and cannot make any useful drugs after so many years. Think very carefully before you want to consider this company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Laboratory Technician Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MedImmune in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The dynamic of my interview day with MedImmune included a first panel interview with the Quality Control team, a tour of the lab, and lastly, a second panel interview with the Product Management team.

    The first interview did not go smoothly. Two of the three women were 10 minutes late, and all three women were very unprepared. It was apparent that this was their first time seeing my resume and that they were not used to working as HR as they spend most of the interview quietly staring at my resume. They had few questions prepared so they quickly resorted to repeatedly asking me if I had any questions for them.

    During the lab tour, I found the facility very impressive. Though my tour guide was difficult to understand and I had to ask her to repeat herself many times, she was very thorough with the tour. Everyone I met in the lab was very friendly.

    The second interview went better than the first though the third interviewer failed to show up. The other two interviewers were genuinely seemed interested in the hiring process and had appropriate questions prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you okay performing very repetitive and non-challenging tasks daily?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Associate Scientist II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at MedImmune in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR asked to choose a time for phone screening and HM called about technical questions. Onsite interview includes a 45 min presentation and one to one interviews. They are all very nice people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at MedImmune in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was on phone through Aerotek, the recruiter determined I had the requisite knowledge and education to continue on to the interview stage. I was called in after a few days for an interview with the hiring manager. The Lead Scientist was very knowledgeable and right after I walked in started discussing the work they were doing and advances they had made. After this I was passed off to 2 other people in the team and the interview questions started.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were mostly non-technical. They were more scenario based, (How would you go about determining the source of error or contamination that occurred in the pipeline). My guess is this was how this particular group determined who would be a fit for them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Associate Scientist I/II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MedImmune in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received and email confirmation for submitting an application for the position. Got contacted via email to schedule a phone interview few days later. Next day after a phone interview that lasted about 30 min I received an invitation to fill out an employment application. The day after a hiring manager contacted me for a secondary interview. Overall, both interviewers were nice and elaborate on what they are looking for. No games.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Summer Immunology Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MedImmune in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 phone interviews with different members of the team. The interviewer seemed very interested but no offer after 3rd phone interview. I did not realize that the offer/rejection would be posted online, so after not hearing back from anyone after a while, I emailed them with no response. Then I checked the website and there was my rejection.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to discuss immunology and why you're interested in vaccines.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MedImmune in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had applied to many of the internships on the online application through the company, and was called for an informal HR screening interview for two of them. But for the one that I ended up receiving, the hiring manager emailed me directly, asking to set up a phone interview (I was not in the area at the time). We talked for about 45 minutes about general questions, details on my resume, as well as more in depth questions about my laboratory and scientific experience in undergrad and past internships.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns- standard hourly pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    MS&T Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MedImmune in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for two different intern positions at MedImmune, both interviews occurred within 3 weeks of submitting my resume online. Normally, they set up a preinterview with someone based out of the UK who screens and makes sure that you match the description on your resume. Then, you interview with the hiring manager and a coworker. If you are sufficiently close, they may ask you to come in person for the interview, but I did it over the phone. I talked about my past experience and why I thought I would be a good fit, and there weren't that many questions. It flowed more like a conversation than and interview. I followed up two days later and was offered the job within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • How soon they would need to make an offer in order for me to stop considering my other options/who else I was interviewing with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As an intern, you really can't negotiate much. You are given possible start dates based on when they do new hire training (every other week) and interns have a set salary that they confirm is OK with you during the prescreen interview, and isn't negotiable (at least for undergrads).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MedImmune.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with Human Resources representative. Upon completion of the initial HR phone interview, candidate may be invited to schedule a follow-up interview via their website.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewer was cordial and knowledgable regarding the company. Questions pretty straightforward as expected in first round interview (e.g., tell me about yourself). Interviewer provided background on the company followed by detailed chronological review of work experience. Be prepared to provide references in order to shedule the follow-up interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Scientist II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at MedImmune.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume and was contact several weeks later by an HR interviewer (screener) to assess my base qualifications. This was followed after a few more weeks by a telephone interview by the hiring manager and the project leader. After a couple more weeks, as a finalist, I was asked to come to onsite for a one-on-one interview. They paid for the flight and room, of course. A month after they made me my initial offer. I negotiated for a higher salary.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did negotiate for a higher offer and accepted the new offer. I was very satisfied.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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