I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Octapharma Plasma in July 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was a non stressful interveiw. It started with normal questions and progressed through the tougher ones such as biggest weakness and what one thing do you regreat. Another question was what was your favorite moive? I responded "I don't know, and I really don't know one that would relay my character" it went well.
Interview Question – Favorite moive. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Octapharma Plasma in April 2014.
Interview Details – The company cold called me claiming they saw my resume on-line and invited me to apply. That being said, I asked for a job description and that I would be interested in keeping my options open. I received three job descriptions for the same role, each with varying responsibilities. It wasn't a far stretch as to why I was recommended because it had very unique skillsets that are uncommon. The salary range for the position was very attractive along with the benefits/perks they outlined to get me in the door. During the interview, there was a lack of constructive criticism about my background and resume, but rather demeaning as if they were trying to undermine confidence.
Interview Question – The company conducted a social media search finding my affiliation with a company not on my resume. They asked the details of the position. View Answer
Reason for Declining – The interviewer was very focused on this small blip and not interested in career accomplishments. The interviewer said they wanted me to sell my shares in the venture as part of the condition of employment.
The salary offered was 25% less than my current employer and they wanted a signed document that I would not pursue any other interests including but not limited to other business investments, educational investments not approved by the company, and financial investments not approved by the company.
Then I saw the Glassdoor reviews from current and former employees and was glad I put the kabash on that.
I applied online and interviewed at Octapharma Plasma.
Interview Details – Very efficient
Negotiation Details – Didn't need to
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Octapharma Plasma in June 2013.
Interview Details – A member of management will contact you via phone to set up an initial interview. The interview itself is casual and is not meant to intimidate the interviewee in the least. You will be interviewed by a member of management as well as the center director and receive a tour of the facility. The manager who interviewed you will discuss briefly with the center director your qualifications, and you could be offered the job that very same day, depending on the center and their needs. The interview questions are those that you would expect from any other job interview. There weren't any questions that seemed difficult.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in the plasma donation industry? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As a medical screener, I was not able to negotiate my starting salary. The management seemed very firm on the amount.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Octapharma Plasma in June 2013.
Interview Details – Submit application online, receive a telephone call for an interview, speak with a supervisor for the interview, take a drug test, and start the next day
Interview Question – Why do you feel that you are suited to work for an establishment like this one? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase
I applied online and interviewed at Octapharma Plasma.
Interview Details – The interview was scheduled a week in advance. Showed up 10 min early. Waited about 20 min before someone was ready to interview me. I was asked many behavioral interview questions during this interview. The interviewer first told me about the company, their job, and a little about their work history that led him to Octapharma. The first question was: why did you choose to apply with Octapharma Plasma? I was asked about my work history and what I liked most and disliked most about each job and also why I chose to leave each one. I was then asked what kind of hours I was looking for and if I was open to working overtime on short notice.
I was then asked a list of about 10 behavioral interview questions. I don't remember all of them, but I do remember: How do you like to be supervised? Describe a time when you went above and beyond in helping a customer or co-worker. Describe a time where you had to deal with an upset customer and how did you handle it? Describe a time where you made a mistake at work and what was the outcome? What do co-workers falsely assume about you and why? It would also probably be good to know what skills you can bring to Octapharma and why you would be a good fit.
I was scheduled for a second interview for the following week. Kind of a long process. I was told this is because of the high employee turn over. They want the right people who will stick with the job.
Interview Question – How do you like to be supervised? What have co-workers falsely assumed about you and why? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Octapharma Plasma in March 2009.
Interview Details – Two ineterviews via phone - did not communicate the job responsibilities or expectations well. Never once mentioned that job required change in hours and Saturdays and possible Sundays.
Interview Question – The interview porcess was failrly easy and to be honest they did not dig but this should tell you soemthing. There is never one on one interviews its all phone interviews. View Answer
Negotiation Details – so so
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