Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Andover, MA) in May 2015.
I applied on their website, was contacted through email by hiring manager 5 days later. Went in for an all day interview 10 days later. Everyone on the team was knowledgable, friendly and straightforward about what it was like to work at Pfizer. Everyone seemed happy with the company overall.
- Most questions were based on resume. One of the mangers asked me to explain the technology I would be working with. I was able to explain 75% confidently and kind of stumbled around the end. Was able to describe different ways the technology is employed 100%. That was the only part of the interview I really had trouble with. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive Experience
I was contacted by the DM who had been given my resume by a DM in another territory. We talked and emailed back and forth about 5 times before my interview. The position was in another state so the interview was conducted over the phone. I shipped him my brag book a week ahead of time so he could study it.
- Describe a time where you were faced with problems or stresses that tested your coping skills. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2015.
Online Application initial contact with company to show interest. Contacted by recruiter from Pfizer and arranged a phone interview with the recruiter. On site interview was set up with a panel of 6 team members who met with me in groups of 1 or 2. The interview was challenging.
- Experience with innovation and establishing new methodology in regulated environment 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Kalamazoo, MI).
I applied online through the Pfizer website. Nine days later I received an email from the Lab Manager at Pfizer regarding setting up a time for an on-site panel interview the following week. The interview was rather straight forward. It started out with questions about my experience with my current employer then about an hour of behavioral/STAR questions. After the interview the Lab Manager gave me a quick tour of the lab area. Approximately a week later I received a phone call from the company recruiter offering me the position. There was a lot of waiting due to having to re-post the position at different levels and other administrative backups.
- Behavioral/STAR format questioning. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer (Cambridge, MA) in April 2015.
The entire process took 3.5 months. Received an email from HR one day after I applied online. Talked with him a week later. Then,,, met with the hiring manager for about an hour a week later. The response was positive, but I didn't hear from the manager for another month. Then I was invited for on-site visit. Gave 1 hour presentation, talked with 4 lab heads, and senior level leader at the end of the interview. Originally they told me I would know the result within 2 weeks from the on-site. But then somehow the process got delayed,,, and finally 1.5 month after my on-site, I was told that the position was filled through internal transfer.
- Have you managed someone? Answer Question
Helpful (9)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pfizer (Philadelphia, PA) in March 2015.
There were a total of about 8 questions, 30 seconds each that are asked via video recording. There's a section in the beginning for you to practice before the actual interview recording.
- What skills and/or experience can you contribute to the company? Answer Question
Helpful (11)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pfizer.
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.
- Why do you want to work with Pfizer? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Pfizer (Cambridge, MA).
There were several conversations with recruiter with relatively little technical contact and then phone and in-person interviews with the manager. The manager with the company spoke in a low-key manner and didn't ask much about details of my background. The agency didn't seem to want to know more than what's on my resume. I wasn't told much about their organization -- how some people don't get fixed stations but rather find places to work when they come in, that they use Windows system to provide username-password pairs for this Linux systems, that they are dependent on off-site managers for software support and communication.
- What is your Linux system administration experience? 1 Answer
I negotiated through the recruiting agency. Recommendations? Ask for more. You might or might not
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pfizer.
I was an in house employee. It was easy but full of political nonsense and people who kiss butt get promotions long before those who can actually make an impact. I have seen many people who deserve to be managers or get promotions, get turned down for those who are next in line or who are the higher ups' right hand men.
- Nothing worth while. As I said, it will have a lot to do with the connections you have and not how competent you are. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Pfizer.
Very straight forward with behavioral and case questions. Interviews will be senior members of marketing team. Practice stories in STAR format and research brands very well. Focus stories demonstrating leadership and Pfizer core competencies.
- Describe a brand marketed well? What would you do if you were their competitor? Answer Question
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