Pfizer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
218 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    First, HR called me and asked some behavior questions, such as what's your achievement last year? Then, I set up a conference call with the team about me all technical questions, such as projects I have done and also gave a case study question.

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pfizer in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    went through a contract vendor. process took almost 3-4 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Contract Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Pfizer in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was nice but the their offices seems very empty since the LOE. They only hire contractors now and the manager who interviewed me said he did not know what the company's next move in primary care sector.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pfizer in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I round of telephonic interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Pfizer in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went through an outside staffing agency. Then I applied online and within a week I had a phone interview. The interview was straight forward.
    Questions were based on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pearl River, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pearl River, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pfizer in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Met five supervisors - two appeared to have enthusiasm as a snake, two were enthusiastic, and one was comatose

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you are laid-off one week, and rehired a week later?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Lack trust in the immediate supervisory personnel

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pfizer in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Resumes are triaged by recruiting and candidates that meet criteria are submitted to hiring manager. Hiring manager may do phone screens to further narrow down the candidate pool. On site interviews are either a 45 minute panel interview with 4-5 individuals or a series of interviews with 4-5 individuals.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions tend to be very Pfizer centric. Hard for employees to step outside the culture. Candidates must do their homework on the company and the role prior to the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is little room to negotiate at the present time unless you have an highly desirable scientific skill.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Pfizer in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Asked basic knowledge about antibody. What is the structure, how to draw it on the board.
    Some questions about PCR. If some reactions doesn't work, how will you fix it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Quality Control Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pfizer in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    This was a pretty easy interview. My interviews were laid back and easy to talk to. They also seemed to care about their employees. My interview consisted of meeting with two supervisors and they asked questions about my qualifications. I also asked them my questions about the position and then they took me on a tour of the labs.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better job offer somewhere else.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales - Hospital Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Pfizer in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with Pfizer this week. The manager received my resume from me applying online for the position. I previously worked for Pfizer for more than 10 years and was excited about the opportunity of coming back due to being downsized in 2009.

    The interview was with the hiring district sales manager and a senior representative. They had a list of questions they mainly worked off of and put in some of their own. One of the questions they asked was if you could have dinner with 6 people dead, alive or in the future, who would each of the 6 be and why? The other questions they asked were all situation....except the hiring DM asked me what year I graduated from college and how long I lived in the city I was living in. I felt a more appropriate question should have been - do you have a college degree. Does an interview really have to know the year? Or do they do this just to figure out how old you are? I just found it to be not appropriate at all.

    I did appreciate though the hiring DM did not leave me hanging and called me the next day to say he decided to go with another candidate for the position. I do have a couple other opportunities I am interviewing for and 1 offer on the way so I appreciated not wondering long if they were going to pursue me. At the time of the interview the hiring manager did tell me to block a certain day for a follow up interview, then expect an offer after that. So with him being so positive I was expecting good news, but at the end of the day - how do you really know what they are looking for?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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