I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PAREXEL.
Interview Details – Hiring agency, 1 phone and 1 F2F with 3 Directors, good overview provided on the industry and PXL structure
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at PAREXEL in June 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was a face-to-face interview with an Associate Director, a Line Manager and the HR Manager. It was a friendly atmosphere. The interview began initially with questions about my past roles etc followed by a series of competency/behavioural type questions. There must have been at least 20 such questions. You have to support each question with an example of an incident or situation which had taken place and how you dealt with it or what you learnt from it. It was quite challenging having to relate a different scenario for each question but the interviewers were very encouraging and helpful; they prompted me to use a previous scenario for some of the questions when I drew a blank at some questions. At the end of the interview which lasted a good 2 hours, I had to complete a test on a laptop. The test consisted of questions relating to pharmaceutical drug research, systems and processes as well as your writing skills.
Interview Question – Give us an example of a communication which went wrong and how did you deal with it or what did you learn from it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The recruitment agency negotiated with the company on my behalf.
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