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Pfizer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 16, 2015
Updated Feb 16, 2015
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the company's website. Two weeks later, I did a phone interview with the hiring manager that lasted for about 30-40min. About ~1.5 month later, I was invited for an onsite interview. The interview was from 830a-330p, with 7 one-on-one meetings, an job talk presentation, and lunch. Everyone was very nice and informative. There were lots of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Regulatory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    Human resources gave a phone interview for about 10 or 15 mins. then proceeded with face to face interview with line manager, next would be the sr manager but i didn't make it that far.

    Interview Questions
    • There are a lot of office politics that could happen, if someone gave you work that should not be yours, what would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    recruiter phone screen, Manager Phone interview, face to face interview. I posted online for multiple positions in my area, I interviewed over several months for different positions that I qualified for...I also had 3 different interview processes. I interviewed for one position and got to a face to face, but was not hired. Next, I was contacted to phone screen for another position, but did not progress in that process. Final position, I phone screened, then interviewed face to face and was ultimately offered the position. Received a verbal offer, then received a written offer. I accepted the offer electronically.

    Interview Questions
    • mostly star questions from interview guide, but also interviews not on the interview guide   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    GFS Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Friendly, easy interview. Phone interview followed by office visit. Panel phone interview. Very transparent about when will hear back, what happens next, etc. Interview hosted by employees in the field, not necessarily Human Resources employees, which was nice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Commercial Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Pretty run of the mill - people always have the appearance of being too busy and too important. But once you scratch the surface, what they are doing is not all that hard or challenging. You're interviewing someone and subsequently being the face of your company - tone it down - Pfizer is not a secret society or high end golf club.

    Interview Questions
    • Run of the mill questions - mainly situation analysis, for example 'Give me an example of when you have to manage stakeholder expectations? '

      Most difficult question - It is a question that I asked the Pfizer manager interviewing me, 'Do you feel that your skills have grown during your tenure at Pfizer that subsequently allows you to be much more valuable player at other Pharma companies or in other industries?'
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Culture

    Declined Offer
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    Engineering Coop Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    The process was very easy. I was interviewed by three senior managers from the department that I applied. They were very friendly and nice. The hiring process took a little bit long, but I love to work there. It was such nice experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Bioinformatics Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager started the Initial interview. Nothing unexpected. Asked about my past projects, my PhD thesis, and career plan in the next five year. The questions about my research were very technical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    Was called by plant HR who scheduled the on site interview. Interview consisted of three back to back 45 minute interviews with various MFG. managers. Mostly behavioral questions and a few bio process questions involving bio-reactors and elementary process questions. Went on a brief plant tour and was very impressed with the site. Received offer 2 weeks after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the difference between a chemostat and turbidostat.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    attended ashp midyear. using their pps system, I went through 3 rounds of interviews followed by a reception. The conversation was extremely pressure free as if we were longtime friends. the fellows and preceptors were extremely nice. I felt welcome and already part of the team

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time when things didnt go your way and you had to make a sudden change   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pfizer in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position in early October. The Monday before Thanksgiving, I was received an email request for a phone screen, which took place the day before Thanksgiving. That went well, and I was asked in for an in person interview taking place about two weeks later. The interview was conducted in a two person meeting room. I was told that three other candidates were also being interviewed in other meeting rooms, and the interviewers were moving between the rooms.

    The interview questions consisted entirely of work related questions, and they were entirely of the "tell me about a time when you..." variety. I met with 6 people across 4 hours, and I was taken to lunch in the cafeteria in the lobby level by the hiring manager and a potential colleague.

    The interviews went well, and I was asked back to meet the VP for an informal discussion over coffee in the Starbucks in the lobby. He chose not to ask any interview style questions, but instead we had a freewheeling somewhat directionless conversation. I wasn't prepared for this, and were I faced with the same situation again, I would be sure to have a few points in mind that I wanted to emphasize. The meeting was supposed to be 30 minutes, but last an hour, and it was very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the three things that you are best at doing?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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