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Merck Senior Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
6 Interview Reviews

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Senior Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Merck.

Interview Details

Interview process was average, but they wanted to know about you as a scientist and a person. It took the whole day included several one-on-one and group interviews (team mates). There was a scientific presentations followed by loads of questions (this is the main assessment part I guess). They liked to be asked questions as well.

Interview Questions
  • Usual interview questions (technical and HR type). Why you want to work at Merck?   View Answer
Negotiation Details
No negotiations, it met my expectations.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merck in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, I had a phone interview with the hiring manager, then I was brought in for an on-site interview at West Point. I gave a 45-minute presentation in the morning, then went through 45-minute 1-1 interviews the rest of the day. They asked HR questions, technical questions, and were generally just trying to get to know me, and me, them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview, transitioned into Merck after merger with Schering-Plough

    Interview Questions
    • There were no questions asked. Evaluations were made after merger went through and employees were absorbed into Merck.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rahway, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rahway, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Merck in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and went in for two separate visits with 5 people each. The hiring manager called to make me the offer within a week. Negotiation took 3 days and once offer accepted needed to pass drug screen and everything before it was final. Good process overall. My first day was a month later and they had orientation and on boarding and training. It was a really good session and I learned a lot.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summit, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summit, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Merck in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Give 45 mins presentation and had 5 1:1 interview with VP, Sr. Director, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    Yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Merck in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Have 30 minute meetings with 6 chief scientist. Then gave presentation to ~15 members of the department.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    First offer was beyond my expectations, so accepted it immediately. I negotiated on relocation cost and got 15,000 relocation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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