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Pfizer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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No Offer

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Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Pfizer in March 2009.

Interview Details – It's a co-op opportunity to work in Pfizer, and having two times interviews.

Interview Question – Most question is asked according to the resume.   Answer Question

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Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Application followed by phone interview.

Interview Question – Tell me about a difficult situation you've had in a team based setting?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Senior Manufacturing Specialist Interview

Senior Manufacturing Specialist
Kalamazoo, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in January 2011.

Interview Details – Pfizer uses targeted selection a challenge, action and response style interview process. Many questions are technical in nature.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

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Senior Manager IT Interview

Senior Manager IT
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Submitted my resume on line -lengthy process.

Interview Question – What are your strengths and weaknesses.   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Chemist Interview

Chemist

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – It was fairly simple. I had a phone interview with HR, QC director, and Manager. Then followed up with a quick interview with the same people.

Interview Question – The usual question about tell me a time you faced a difficult problem and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Medical Reviewer Interview

Medical Reviewer
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in November 2011.

Interview Details – One Interview with 4 people at the same time, Mostly will be based on the personal traits and skills, analytical skills and team player qualities

Interview Question – What will you do when you get a task and you know that it would not be possible to finish by you before deadline time?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Work Location

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Declined Offer

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Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
Cambridge, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in March 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through posting on my school's career site; 1-2 weeks later I got a call from Pfizer's staffing partner company to schedule a phone interview with the hiring manger; had a 30-min phone interview with the manager; then an on-site visit (he told me more about the proposed project details, showed me around the lab and introduce me to his boss); got notification of offer the day after the on-site visit.

Interview Question – The hiring manager was very interested in the details of my previous research projects.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – -A better offer from a competitor company (more interesting science, better benefits)

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Scientist Interview

Research Scientist

Interviewed at Pfizer

Interview Details – got interview by recruiter. Very friendly HR, a lot technique questions from the hiring manager. However, the process is slow.

Interview Question – Biggest challenge I had   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Difficult Interview

Imaging Lead Interview

Imaging Lead

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR, followed by phone interview with hiring manager, followed by in person interview with 8 people.

Interview Question – Detailed questions about individual interviewers interest in the position.   Answer Question

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4 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Scientist Interview

Associate Scientist
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.

Interview Details – This was a contract position. Initial communication was with contracting agency who only asked general questions about skills and experience. I had a 20 minute phone interview with a group of scientists in the department I would be working in. They mostly asked technical questions about SDS-PAGE and SEC.

Interview Question – No difficult questions were asked. I suspect they are were mostly trying to find out how many of the techniques you list on your resume you actually understand...and how many you "did one time in a lab class" Make sure you have some theoretical understanding of how the techniques you supposedly "know" work, and not just be able to set it up and get the data.   Answer Question

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