Merck Biotechnician Interview Questions

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Biotechnician Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Point, PA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Point, PA
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I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Merck in January 2010.

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Was told that I was over qualified because of my Masters degree. Wasted so much time at site. I was interviewed a couple of times prior to this one for other positions at different sites. All of them resulted in the same outcome. I was over qualified from the beginning. I would not recommend anyone with more than a Bachelor's and 1year experience to apply for this position.

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  • Mainly situational based. Describe a time when you did this and how you managed the issue.   Answer Question
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    Biotechnician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Point, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Point, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Merck in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was by phone. After being approved an on site interview was set up. The interviewers were a series of 3 area managers or directors. Each of the three interviews took approximately one hour. The Interviewee is ranked using a point system that is tallied at the end of the interview. After receiving an acceptance letter, a medical evaluation and drug screening is performed. The entire process usually takes 2 months, but It was 29 days from first contact until first day of employment. There was a shortage at the time

    Interview Questions
    • What will you do when this job gets boring?   View Answer
    • What would you do if you had an altercation with another employee?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating at the time. The acceptance letter included the salary. Now it is highly recommended that a potential employee negotiate if they possess experience. Recent graduates will have to accept what is offered.
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