Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at PAREXEL (Waltham, MA).
I was contacted by a recruiter in a week after I sent my CV through the company's website. The same week I had a screen phone interview for 30 min. The following week I had a phone conversation with the hiring manager and was invited for the in person interview. I met with two VP's for 45 min each and received the offer the following day. The whole process, starting from sending my CV to the offer letter, took three weeks.
- No behavioral questions, just probing on the possible business case scenarios. Answer Question
No negotiation; take or leave it.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at PAREXEL (Waltham, MA).
1. Kenexa recruiter contacts you and does an initial screen. 2. HR contacts you and they set up the inteviews with the internal hiring panel 3. Phone interviews with internal panel members 4. Bring you in for a face to face 5. Make an offer if they like you
- Depends on the position you are applying for. You will be asked a series of what if scenarios and how you would resolve the problem, prevent an issue or handle the situation. They are big on client satisfaction type questions. If you are applying for an Project Manager position, be prepared to answer questions re: quality and risk and what CTMS systems you have used. Answer Question
For some positions, they do not negotiate. It is take it or leave it. For positions that they need to fill badly (Project Managers, CTMS, CRAs, etc..) you do have some room to negotiate in terms of salary and being home based.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at PAREXEL (Waltham, MA) in June 2012.
I had two phone interviews, and then a face to face meeting with about 6 people. They were all very nice, seemed to be enthusiastic, but some were distracted, I think a big meeting was going on that day.
- You have to know you background Answer Question
Helpful (3)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at PAREXEL (Waltham, MA) in June 2011.
I applied online and received an email from an outsourced recruiter to setup a 30 minute conversation over the phone. I received a very positive feedback and I was told that in 3-5 days I will be scheduled for a 2nd round phone interview. It has been 3 months now and I have been told the same thing every week that the recruiter has not heard back from the hiring manager. Therefore, I decided to withdraw my application because I do not want to work for a company that does not know how to treat their employees. Evidently, the whole interview process confirms the claim.
- What are your greatest accomplishment? Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 8 weeks – interviewed at PAREXEL (Waltham, MA) in August 2010.
This interview process was a joke. Parexel uses an outside resource, Kenexa, to help them staff this position. Recruiter had no clue about any of the job details. She didn't call on scheduled time we were supposed to talk. She couldn't answer any of my questions. When I went in for in person interview, the hiring manager wasn't focused, didn't make eye contact, answered her phone during interview, and didn't come across very professional at all. Because I heard so many great things about company, I told myself this must have just been a bad day. HR didn't even give me any benefit details until after I had an offer. My references were checked once before offer by outside recruiter per hiring manager's policy, then outside company did my reference checks a second time. This whole process was very unorganized. I thought it would be different when I started. It wasn't. I resigned after 2 weeks. The trainer that was supposed to train me, had her own training to do. I was a burden to her. She left me all alone. I was working 10-12 hour days with no help whatsover.
- Do yo have any colleagues that would be interested in this position? 1 Answer
They could only pay up to 70K. No negotiation. For the work that is required, this is a sweatshop. This position is a trainwreck. Do not work in their drug safety group. Very high turnover, high stress.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at PAREXEL (Waltham, MA) in September 2008.
First received a phone call to set up interview, which was fairly quickly. One face to face interview, with 4 different management staff. Received a call back in 3 weeks with an offer.
- Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
I did not negotiate, but I wish I would have.
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