I applied online - interviewed at Promega in February 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted a few days after applying to the position. I had a phone interview last week. It was fairly basic and brief. They asked the typical questions about my work hisotry, focus on customer service, how I resolve conflict. They also asked my salary aspirations, which surprised me for the phone interview step. The interviewer said the next step would be an in person interview with a technical assessment.
Interview Question – Why I left my last job and my salary aspirations Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I am waiting to hear back from the phone interview.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Promega in January 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online at company website. A week later, HR staff emailed me for an interview with HR recruiter. The questions she asked was basic behavioral / science background experience. Next, the regional manager called for an interview. I had the regional manager from chicago area. Interview went well but I believe they wanted people with a Masters degree or higher. According to regional manager, the Field Sales Rep position had an account around $1.6 million. Also, regional manager told me that there were 10-15 applicants. Overall, it was good practice to sharpen your interview skills. Promega was a small biotech company, so I wouldn't have stayed longer than a year or two. Next interview would have been a technical interview.
Interview Question – HR interview: What is you background? What is your ideal manager? Have you ever made any cold calls? What are your salary expectations? Why do you want to work for promega? Are you applying for other positions?
Regional Manager: What is your background? What do you know about molecular biology? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Promega.
Interview Details – Well coordinated interview on their very nice campus. Met with many individuals over the course of the day with each focusing on various areas of questioning. Prior to the onsite interview, there were a few phone interviews and an online cognitive test.
Interview Question – Questions were relevant to position, not very many hypothetical or overarching questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Promega.
Interview Details – Excellent. Full attention to detail. Many people interview you. They treat you with respect, offer a lunch and provide you with a meaningful feedback.They test for technical and behavioral skills. During that interview they try to detect your future direction. I would advise that you take a moment, judge them and think well if you are a good match for that position. Although the team is composed of the most wonderful people, repetitiveness of the job and sitting in front of computer drains everyone.
Interview Question – Did not exist. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Salary offer made me mad. They were firm, take it or leave it, promising gradual increase.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Promega.
Interview Details – I first interviewed over the phone, and all the questions were pretty much what you would expect. There were no unexpected or technical questions, mostly questions to gauge your experience and how well you can communicate and work with people. If you're familiar with Promega products and have used them, you should highlight this. I advanced to the next round but declined the next interview as I accepted a position elsewhere.
Interview Question – Tell about an experience working with a difficult person. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Promega.
Interview Details – Initial HR and technical interview followed by face to face interview
Interview Question – What do you want to join Promega? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Promega in March 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received request for phone interview via email. Phone interview lasted 10 minutes. Standard interview questions.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you experienced conflict in your job. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Promega in February 2013.
Interview Details – My first contact was with their recruiter....had to constantly confirm information was received and appointments were set...Waited for weeks before call back for interview.. first phone interview went great! I was very interested and the conversation and questions went well. After that, the second round of interviews onsite were a LET DOWN.. interviewed with three different groups of people. NO ONE was prepared, they read from my resume, preprinted lists from the internet, and had no solid questions. They spent more time reading than questioning. They need to spend time to prepare for interviews and show the interviewee some respect. I never heard anything back. I was convinced this was the company everyone wants to work for until I experienced the lack of respect from the interview process. It also didn't help that two minutes before we started, one of the interviewers told me that one of the internal people decided to apply for the position the day before. It made me feel like the interview was a waste of time as they already decided to hire within. Disappointing... I really wanted to be part of the Promega family.
Interview Question – "Walk me through your work history"... the questions were not prepared Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Promega.
Interview Details – Phone screen with HR followed by hiring manager. Asked the typical HR questions. Hiring manager asked about my previous experiences and knowledge of company products. Salary range for the position was about 20% lower than industry standards. Asked a few technical questions related to the position. HR appears to function only as a screener for hiring manager.
Interview Question – Why do you want to leave your current position? What do you know about the product line? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Promega in September 2010.
Interview Details – They make you jump through a lot of hoops!
Interview Question – What is the worst decision that you ever made? View Answer
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