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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Principal Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NAMSA.

    Interview Details

    Initial telephonic from HR, basic questions, asked a background, skill sets. After that was called for face interview. General questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Gave a lab tour after that, introduced to some lab associates, Process was pretty fast after face interview gave offer within week and a half.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation, they already had a final salary. Did include signing bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Medical Research Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Northwood, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northwood, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at NAMSA.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening with pretty basic questions about past positions, salary expectations, and job requirements. This was followed by an on-site interview with the hiring manager and HR manager, really just so they could get a good feel for me as an applicant, they seemed to already know if they thought I was qualified for the position. It took about 6 weeks for them to then go through the background check and reference check before making an offer contingent on passing a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation. It was the end of the fiscal year so there was no wiggle room for relocation or salary negotiation, it was take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Northwood, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northwood, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 months - interviewed at NAMSA in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Gauntlet of people and locations is not uncommon

    Negotiation Details
    Yes, but minimal
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technologist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Northwood, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northwood, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at NAMSA in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with HR, then supervisors for the department I'd be hired to work in. Afterwards, I toured the lab and met with some employees from the department. Everyone was very accommodating and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an instance when you had a conflict or something unexpected come up at work. How did you handle that?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The salary/benefits package offered was similar to my current position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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