Phenomenex Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2014
Updated Jun 1, 2014
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    Technical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Phenomenex.

    Interview Details

    I found the job through an outside recruiter. I was connected with the HR manager and had an initial phone screening. Very tough, and not super professional HR lady, but I was able to make it to an onsite interview. Was told there would be one person interviewing me, but actually had multiple panel interviews. Also tough, but have lots of questions because that is where they lighten up.

    Interview Questions
    • 3 weaknesses (was obviously ready for biggest weakness, but3?!)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Technical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Phenomenex.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a HR specialist by email asking if we could conduct a phone interview. About two or three days later, the HR specialist sent me an email to ask for the availability to process a skype interview with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you choose sales job? What's the differences of this job compared with the job you did before?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Phenomenex.

    Interview Details

    Very tight screening for sales and marketing positions.

    Interview Questions
    • Consolidate this data and give me your 80/20 analysis. you have 5 minutes.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Phenomenex in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great process, three interviews, one phone.

    Negotiation Details
    Quick, I was offered what i asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Technical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of a series of interview with various DMs each lasting about 30 min to an hour. Can be grueling, but the decision to hire or not hire is made rather quickly. The questions that I was asked were basic questions such as tell me your about your strengths and weaknesses, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Phenomenex in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was situation based and conversational. There were different types of personalities for the interviewers -- some nice, some aggressive, some challenging. It is important to stay true to yourself and answer honestly. Also, understand what it means to be in sales, expectations, and why you want to do sales. Did not need to know much laboratory/science.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you learn about yourself during career so far, How would you prepare yourself differently for the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No sign on bonuses for sales. I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technical Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Phenomenex.

    Interview Details

    First had a phone interview with woman from HR, then she scheduled me for an in-person interview. She gave me one name I would be meeting with, but I actually met with four managers. All very nice, asked questions about sales position, experience, and background--pretty standard.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think your weakness will be in this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gas Chromatography Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Phenomenex.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was long. Consisted of interview with HR manager, 2 senior Sales Representatives, 3 managers, and the President of Sales. Good 20-30 minutes with each. Some came two at a time.

    Once hired , there is 3 months of training and studying all things SPE, HPLC, and GC and the chemistry behind it. There are series of lectures and exams which you have to pass with a 75% and higher to even get through training to start on the floor.

    Interview Questions
    • Just basic questions about how much your know about Chemistry.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotitate, package was set to sign in front of me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Phenomenex in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was first phone interviewed by a company recruiter, then the hiring manager by phone. During the phone interview, the hiring manager asked me to come in for an interview. I met with the hiring manager, then interviewed with a panel of four other managers, in addition to the hiring manager. Based on the format of the panel interview, it appeared the panel was designed to put the candidate on the defensive, and to see how they responded.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked two or three times if I had discrete manufacturing experience by the same person. Not a difficult question, but they appeared to doubt my answer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Phenomenex.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview first. Two face-to-face interviews. Each time with a panel of 4 people. They asked very technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked some technical questions about an instrument that I never laid my hands on.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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