Pfizer Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 7, 2015
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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer in August 2014.

Interview

Notified for a phone interview 3 weeks from application. Phone interview took approximately 30 minutes. Interviewer was clearly experienced and very professional. Questions were straight forward and not designed to be tricky in any way. I was clearly informed of what they were looking for and their time frame.

Interview Questions

  • Questions were mainly probing for more information about resume. No unexpected questions   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    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

    There is little room to negotiate at the present time unless you have an highly desirable scientific skill.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sanford, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Sanford, NC) in July 2011.

    Interview

    A negative to the interview process is that after several times interviewing for different positions, it seems that they already know who they wanted prior to the interviews. One thing that I think has helped me in the process is reaching out to the hiring manager and asking some questions,

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pfizer (Collegeville, PA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    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.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer (New York, NY) in August 2009.

    Interview

    The process depends on the department you work for. Some interviews are very casual. Other groups will try to simulate the environment you will work in. Some interviews are in front of panels. Make sure you talk to the hiring manager in advance so you know what format you will interview in.

    Negotiation

    Very difficult. I found HR to be condescending. Ultimately I got what I wanted, but it is not easy.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer in October 2011.

    Interview

    Phone screen led to 1:1 interview. Everything was conducted in a timely, professional manner. Asked about background as well as strengths/weaknesses types of questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer in February 2011.

    Interview

    Process consisted of 2 telephone interviews and 1 site interview with hiring manager and site staff. Telephone interviews were with HR and the hiring manager.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Pfizer (Amsterdam (Netherlands)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Rekrutering was onderdeel van een globaal wervingsproces, grotendeels informele bijeenkomsten werden gebruikt voor de selectie van senior management kandidaten gedurende de wervingsperiode, gevolgd door een grondig proces van in kaart brengen door externe consultants en wereldwijd personeel.

    Recruitment was part of a global acquisition process, mainly informal meetings were used for selection of senior manager candidates during the acquisition period, thereafter a thorough mapping process through external consultants and global human resources took place

    Negotiation

    via werving, geen onderhandelingen

    through acquisition, no negotiations

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer in August 2008.

    Interview

    Definitely be prepared for a behavioral interview. Make sure you answer using the STAR method: Situation, Task, Action and Result.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about working with a difficult customer   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a situation where you had to get around a company policy   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    somewhat - got 3 instead of 2 weeks vacation

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Pfizer in February 2008.

    Interview

    got a call from HR and the phone screen lasted approximately thirty minutes. he asked me questions about my background, work experience, salary expectations, and he also told me about the position. After about two weeks I got called for a face to face interivew.

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