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Pfizer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Senior Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Submitted resume through networking to a senior level manager and was sent an interview request. Interviewed with senior director, three functional managers, and HR recruiter.

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate salary.

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R&D Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Pfizer hires intern/ student part-timer thru contracting agency even if one apply there directly. As an intern, my supervisor and the entire team was very nice and patient in getting me up to speed. I learn a lot and am very grateful for the experience.

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Very Easy Interview

Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Pfizer in June 2010.

Interview Details – went through an agency 3 different times, got job of fourth try. Difficult

Interview Question – since this was to be a temp position with no hopes of a permanent job, it makes no sense as to why they ask where I expect to be in 5 years.   View Answer

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R & D Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

Interview Details – the process wasn't too bad. 30 minute interview just talking about my background. know your research experience and everything on your resume related to that pretty well. it honestly depends on who is interviewing to decide what level of knowledge you need to have. just be yourself and show interest and excitement regardless of what you know already.

Interview Question – nothing really, you should know what's coming if you know your background well enough and what about it is most relevant to the job description.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Kalamazoo, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in April 2010.

Interview Details – Initial contact was established through a current employee, where I submitted a resume. One interview took place roughly a month after initial contact. The PI I interviewed with was friendly and engaged.

Interview Question – After describing the research problem their group was trying to tackle (with which I had no experience), the PI asked how I would approach the problem   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in March 2014.

Interview Details – Phone screen, group interview. STAR questions.

Interview Question – What would your peers say or how would they describe you after training?   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Project Lead Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Through recruiter, had one phone interview and one on-site interview

Interview Question – Behavior questions and examples   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No much negotiation.

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1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – I interviewed a total of three times before being offered the job. First, there was a telephone interview. Then, an interview with an Administrative Assistant, and finally, an interview with the hiring manager. When I was hired I had to take a physical on the Pfizer campus and take an assessment test at a nearby employment agency. It was quite a detailed process but well worth it.

Interview Question – I was asked to name my weaknesses.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a smooth negotiation process.

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Neutral Experience

Director Interview

Director

Interviewed at Pfizer

Interview Details – The interview process was very detailed. It started with multiple phone interviews, then an on-site visit with both individual and group interviews and a presentation. The process was very formal from the questions asked to the forms that the interviewers had to fill out.

Interview Question – The questions were more specific than anything I have ever been asked at any interview. At first I thought this was a sign of a very thoughtful process, but later it became a bit ridiculous. Some of the questions had absolutely nothing to do with anything I would do on the job, yet I was asked those questions anyway. If that is a tactic to get people to answer "off the wall questions" then fine. However, it makes me suspect that some of the HR formalities are completely out of touch with what is needed for the position. Some interviewers seemed desperate to fill in their worksheets.   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Used the classic STAR interview method:Situation, Action, Result....

Interview Question – Tell me about a manager you worked for that you did not get along with?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A

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