Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Pfizer
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- No Offer
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Pfizer.
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.
- Accepted Offer
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Pfizer.
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.
- 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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Pfizer (New York, NY).
Through recruiter, had one phone interview and one on-site interview
- Behavior questions and examples Answer Question
No much negotiation.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Pfizer (San Jose, CA) in March 2014.
Phone screen, group interview. STAR questions.
- What would your peers say or how would they describe you after training? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Pfizer (Collegeville, PA) in March 2014.
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.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Pfizer.
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.
- I was asked to name my weaknesses. Answer Question
It was a smooth negotiation process.
- No Offer
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.
- 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
Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Pfizer.
Applied online. Phone interview about 1.5 months later followed by a 1:1 with DM the next week. References, background check, driving history etc. a couple of weeks later together with field ride. Notification that a candidate had been chosen a couple of weeks later.
- Standard STAR based questions. Nothing unusual or unexpected. Research the company and why you want to work for Pfizer and why they should hire you. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source – interviewed at Pfizer (Chicago, IL).
Used the classic STAR interview method:Situation, Action, Result....
- Tell me about a manager you worked for that you did not get along with? Answer Question
Helpful (8)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Pfizer.
Initially communicated by phone response, then scheduled an on-site interview lasting about 8 hours. Very friendly employees and a non-intimidating feel to the interview. Questions were all very fair, and not pressured to get an appropriate response. Day actually went by fast.
- Where do you see yourself in __# of years? Answer Question
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