Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in July 2010.
Interview Details – I applied through one of the job boards then received the call from the hiring manager in a week. I was then called for a personal interview (half a day) with five people (RA, SRA, Scientist, hiring manager and Director) 1:1 talk. Almost all of them felt that I was overqualified for the position and they frankly told me that. Anyways, it went on well and I already got the feeling that they might go for another candidate. In a week, I received the email from HR/HM that they went for another candidate suitable to the job description. Overall, it was a good experience.
Interview Question – How would you solve a problem between two co-workers that you manage? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in February 2010.
Interview Details – I had to give a 30 minute seminar for an MS level bench scientist position. It was an all day interview consisting of the seminar (~40 minutes) and 30 minute meetings with individual team members, up to the VP, as well as a tour of the facilities. We had lunch in the the company cafeteria, courtesy of the department, and the food was above average. Overall, it was a good interview experience.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I declined due to personal circumstances. Otherwise, I would have gladly accepted the offer.
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