I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Merck in March 2011.
Interview Details – I was asked a lot of questions about why I was interested in the position. Then questions like why Merck? where i see myself in 3 years? what type of duties would i see myself doing? She did not discuss the responsibilities of the position until i asked at the end of the interview. This made it difficult for me to explain the roles I would see myself doing in the position, since they had also removed to job posting from the Merck website. After the interview she told me I would hear back from someone soon.
Interview Question – What about the position was most appealing and the duties I thought the position would require View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Merck in May 2009.
Interview Details – Applied online. Took close to a month to get my initial phone interview. Phone interview was about 15mins. I was about why do you like the position and brief discussion of resume. I was told if i qualified i would hear from them by end of two weeks. It took exactly two week to get my site interview. Site interview started at 9am and continued to 4pm. I met one on one with each of 8 managers. Each interview me for an hour or 30mins. Mostly situational question, "was there a time when...?" "how did you you react...?" "given another chance will you do the same thing you did?" "what will you do when you notice a faulty equipment?" etc. I was again told I would be notified by two weeks if i was chosen. It is a week and a half now. i have had two calls from HR asking for some clarification of my documents. still waiting to end of week to hear the outcome.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Merck in October 2011.
Interview Details – The day was setup with a car provided to take me to the Merck campus. Once I arrived at the front gate I was escorted by a member of the team to their building. They had a group interview initially with a one hour information session with the group leader. Then we split into individual interviews with specific senior scientists. We had a break for lunch and a few more interviews after lunch followed by a lab tour.
Interview Question – How would you handle a case where another lab member does not follow a specific cleaning protocol? Answer Question
Pros: Good benefits, moderate security, well established company without excess administrative documentation. There are many very experienced people with long term tenure, so people can learn from colleagues. Merck has the structure and background to… – Full Review
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