Merck Sharp & Dohme Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2014
Updated Aug 27, 2014
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme.

    Interview Details

    Fill out info online, phone interview, face to face interview with different members of management
    team at least 4people including senior representatives. The interviewers filled out a questionnaire
    All documents were submitted for transcripts background checks and references as well as medical and drug testing.

    Interview Questions
    • Present a difficult situation and how you were able to resolve it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Presented a job offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Bio-Process Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interesting hiring process. First interview consisted of several candidates and a single hiring manager. Typical interview questions were asked. After inital round of questioning some candidates were given an individual interview. Second interview was one on one. After Drug screen and background check certain behavioral questions were asked. Additionally a three hour "competancy" test was given. HR contacted candidates several days later with an offer. Dont try and negotiate for this position it will not work.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you expect to accomplish in the first 90 days in this position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blue Bell, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme.

    Interview Details

    Interviews can range from 1-5 hours, between 1-5 people conducting in a calm and the interviews.
    The interviews are set up in a detailed, organized manner by Merck Administrative Assistants. They're conducted in a calm and friendly atmosphere.

    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    NAE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Wales, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Wales, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    A rigorous processs of multiple, face to face, individual and team interviews. Equally rigorous back ground check. Physical exam. This is an extremely thorough process, detailed and exacting. You need to have your act together for each and every phase of the process. You will do well to understand exactly who you will be interved by, what their biases, likes and dislikes are, and be diplomatically saavy during the panel interviews - evryone must give you a thumbs up. Anyone can shoot you down.

    Interview Questions
    • I really am unable to remember, it was 20 years ago. Suffice it to say you will be asked all of the typical career questions according to whatever consultants they are working with at the time of your interview.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Because I was uniquely qualified, they were very accomodating. You will need to document and confirm salary history.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Director of Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy (+5 weeks) process with poor visibility into managment level structure.

    Interview Questions
    • How can we influence the supply base to perform to MSD best interest even though the industry is trending against the current need?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    One round of negotiations with MSD meeting my request.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Bio-Process Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme.

    Interview Details

    The interview wasn't bad. I was interviewed by the direct managers I am working under currently as well as a same level employee. Very easygoing fun group.

    Negotiation Details
    there wasn't....they offered and when I tried to negotiate they said that is what they offer and that's it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sceen interview with multiple interviews after first gate.

    Interview Questions
    • Conflict Resolution with a peer - How did you resolve?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Accounts Receivable Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    A Human Resource Manager called me and I went to the charlotte office for the interview. The Hiring Manager explained thoroughly Merck Mission of being life savers and the work you will do does just that.

    Negotiation Details
    cut and dry the salary layed before you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very easy, felt very comfortable although a little normal nerves, interviewed with 4 Sr. Managers, I took some letters of recommendations with me and previous accomplishments, resume, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Case study scenario giving me two difficult options and which one I would prioritize -   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    In was set prior to my interview with no room for negotiation, but others coming into the company may be able to negotiate based on experience and previous salary history and benefits. It is fair across this industry
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Wales, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Wales, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Merck Sharp & Dohme in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview and one in-person interview with 4-5 different department members

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to think outside of the box. What did you do and what was the end-result.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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