Pfizer Senior Principal Scientist Interview Questions

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Senior Principal Scientist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pfizer (Boston, MA) in January 2011.

Interview

Phone interviewed with the hiring manager and then with several associate scientists. Each one lasted about 30 min to 1 hr. Very pleasant experience. On site interview consisted of the entire team (>10 people). It was well planned, but long and grueling but pleasant. Everyone was nice and courteous, and knowledgeable. The work culture from what I gathered, seemed ok. People I talked to all said that the like working there. I did well and I was relaxed during the interview process.

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    Senior Principal Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Groton, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pfizer (Groton, CT) in March 2008.

    Interview

    Contacted shortly after online application. This was followed by an informal discussion by phone regarding position, expectations, etc. In person interview was standard- seminar, several one-on-one interviews, group interviews. These interviews were with peers, associates and the senior leadership of the therapeutic area.

    Interview Questions

    • Specific questions regarding potential drug targets   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Limited ability to negotiate salary, offers are competitive and the benefits package is quite good.

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