The process took 2 days - interviewed at Pfizer in February 2011.
Interview Details –
HR called be approximatively 2 weeks after I applied for the job (I applied on there website) . The HR rep asked me why I applied for the job, reviewed the overview of the department the job was in, who headed it, and info on the area, and reviewed my work eligibility. He set up a telephone interview for the head of the lab 2 days latter.
The head of the lab asked basic questions about what skills I had, my previous work/research experience, what were my strengths, went over who was in the lab and what the lab studied.
I got what seemed to be positive feedback about my skills and suitability of the job.
The interview was about 30minutes.
The head was not sure about the hiring process of Pfizer, but I was her first interview for the position and said she needed to review more applications, and the job had not been posted for very long yet.
6 weeks have passed and I have heard nothing, so I take it that I did not get the job. Thats ok (found another one), but I wished people were professional enough to tell you this instead of telling you nothing.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in February 2011.
Interview Details – Recruiter called and did phone screening. Then went and met with the hiring people and others on the team.
Interview Question – They use behaviorial interview questions following the STAR model (Situation, Task, Action, Result) Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Travel not what I wanted
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Pfizer in January 2011.
Interview Details – I was a legacy-Wyeth employee who applied on line during the 60 days preceding my layoff. I was contacted by another Wyeth person who had been retained (a Director) and we discussed my accomplishments in my previous role. A couple of days later I was invited in for a "cattle call". A director from New York came down to meet with each applicant individually. She was 1/2 hour late for the interview and her attitude was rather smug. She acted as though she were just going through the motions. I later found out from an insider that all Wyeth applicants had been interviewed for the job but it was really just a show to make those who remained with the company feel that Pfizer was making an effort. The job went to an individual in New York.
Interview Question – Describe your greatest accomplishment. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Pfizer in January 2011.
Interview Details – The process is pretty professional and reasonable. They tried to make you feel comfortable and provide you the information you want to know. People who interview me are interested in my previous experience, skills and future goals.
Interview Question – why do you choose this company? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in November 2010.
Interview Details – Invited for phone interview via email. Following phone interview a F2F meeting was confirmed by HR after approximately 1.5 weeks. Teleconference F2F interviews with two groups of two people (senior managers and VP). Still waiting to hear back - told to follow up with HR for next steps of the process.
Interview Question – Walk us through your resume and point out the highlights. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Pfizer in November 2010.
Interview Details – Horrible experience, 2 territory managers interviewed me, were extremely condescending and very inappropriate for an interview. More appropriate for a bar atmosphere. Left me with a horrible impression of the entire company. Will never apply for a position there in the future.
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in October 2010.
Interview Details – Very intense interviews with local DM and his manager. I've never had such an intense interview.
Negotiation Details – No, salary was not negotiable.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Pfizer in October 2010.
Interview Details – Multiple interviews with individual managers - basically the same behavioral questions repeated at each interview
Interview Question – Discuss a situation where you didn't agree with your direct supervisor's decision. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Pfizer in October 2010.
Interview Details – The staffing agency informed me of the position and submitted my resume. Once my resume was accepted, I was informed of the interview date. The interview was straightforward, with two managers asking behavioral questions. The questions were typical interview questions, and it was all over in half an hour. They informed of their decision within a week.
Interview Question – Tell me how you manage multiple projects. Answer Question
The process took 4 months - interviewed at Pfizer in September 2010.
Interview Details – After the initial phone interview, I did not hear from Pfizer for about 2.5 months. Then, out of the blue, they called and wanted a face to face panel interview the following week. I had no choice but to fly to Denver for a day and sit in front of a panel of 5 and answer questions for 2 hours. After that was done, I did not hear from them for another month and a half--nothing. Finally, I pressed them for an answer and a letter came in the mail a couple days later.
Interview Question – What types of home projects have you completed recently? Answer Question
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