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Pfizer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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210 candidate interviews
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Ops Interview

Ops

Interviewed at Pfizer

Interview Details – Behavioral interview for internal colleagues. Alignment on vision and expected value of role. Depends on hiring manager. Core leadership behaviors are the focus of interview, accountability, decision making, integrity, etc.

Interview Question – Fit and behavior   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Scientist Interview

Assistant Scientist

Interviewed at Pfizer

Interview Details – I applied online to a job posting and was contacted a few weeks later. I went through a phone screen, then two weeks later had another phone screen. I was not offered an in-person interview.

Interview Question – Really just went right through the resume you submitted to get more information on your experiences   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Research Scientist I Interview

Research Scientist I

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in May 2013.

Interview Details – It was difficult but fair. It was a phone interview,following a 1;1 interview, following panel interview, following 1:1 inteview again. I would say that it was hard to interview because I didnt have specific experience but I tried my best. It was a good learning experience.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – I applied for the intern position through my program's graduate center and was contacted via email to set up a phone screen within three weeks. A few days after completing the phone screen I was called back to set up two onsite interviews. The interviews were fairly standard and simple.

Interview Question – Fairly standard questions about requisite experience as well as scenario based questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Administrative Interview

Senior Administrative

Interviewed at Pfizer

Interview Details – Very stringent interview processes but it prepares you well for other large corporations. It really makes it easier to interview with smaller companies that don't have such strict and stringent interview processes.

Interview Question – Name a situation where you had to deal with a difficult situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant/Contractor Interview

Consultant/Contractor
New York, NY

I applied in-person and interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Heard of opportunity. Pitched capabilities. Was interviewed by 4 different people. Were curious about my past history although it didn't relate to industry. Several interviewers seemed distracted. It wasn't what I expected. They seemed happy to accept the recommendation of the colleague that brought me in.

Interview Question – Have you ever worked with a Board of Directos?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Medical Writer Interview

Medical Writer

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in July 2014.

Interview Details – Saw the position online and then sent my materials in-person and it took one week to get feedback. Got a phone interview July 2014. The phone interview lasts for approximately 15 min followed by an email attaching a 1.5 hour test, mainly about medical writing things. The phone interview was quit common, asking some information of background education, courses taken in college, why interested in this job and work experience.

Interview Question – The 1.5 hour test needs professional medical knowledge and writing skills.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Medical Writer Specialist Interview

Medical Writer Specialist
Collegeville, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Pfizer in March 2014.

Interview Details – Three people on the conference call, supposed to be lasting for 30 min and going over the job reqs, respon, etc. There was hardly any time to get a clear picture of what they are looking for. They do want to recruit someone not to do writing, but to manage CRO writers from outside.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Pfizer in January 2011.

Interview Details – too long too tedious no appreciation and this website design is not friendly at all. waste of time to answer so many questions. average is good and no more questions if you knows well and the website is really offending to be asked for so many questiosn.

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Cambridge, MA

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Pfizer in April 2012.

Interview Details – I went through an outside staffing agency. Then I applied online and within a week I had a phone interview. The interview was straight forward.
Questions were based on my resume.

Interview Question – What do you like about research?   Answer Question

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