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Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Purdue Pharma.

    Interview Details

    Very straight forward with not a lot of surprises. I was over prepared and very confident and relaxed throughout the process. All of the people I spoke to were very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous.

    Interview Questions
    • Senior level interviewer asked mostly personal questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Professional Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Purdue Pharma.

    Interview Details

    typical phone of going over resume, one hour face to face of resume and couple of situational questions, then 4 hour face to face which is very in depth. situational questions mostly using SAR method that will require you to be very through. bring brag book and be expected to back up ranking and numbers claims. they will do a through background check.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation. set salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviews are agonizingly long for the potential candidate and the manager. The third interview is a minimum of 4 hours and umpteen pages of questions that vary in relevance. If you are going for an interview block out the entire day on your calendar. There are typically 3-4 interviews in all the length of each varies with the manager giving it.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you get the time to be here today? Did you take a vacation day, a sick day, not tell them anything....?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Purdue Pharma in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, phone screen (two with HR, one with management), live interviews with multiple members of the group (including peers)

    Interview Questions
    • To a large extent, these were traditional interview questions, but be prepared to detail experience that will be relevant to the role   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Purdue Pharma in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant and professional staff. Received an email requesting the interview, followed by an overnighted package with product and benefits information, along with an application to complete. I met with 4 people, including HR, and wasn't told the salary until mid interview. I was there for almost 3 hours...standard interview questions, asked to describe my experience, which job I liked least/most, what are my weaknesses/strengths, etc.

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was embarrassingly low for such a successful company, so low that I withdrew my application for the job. Had I known ahead of time, I would not have scheduled the interview.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Clinical Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Purdue Pharma in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    This was not the typical route, a contract position was open and needed to be filled immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an explanation of how the last compound studies worked st a molecular level. Non proprietary info only, I want to see how good your science is.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a major issue that occurred in which you saved the day?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No, set hourly rate for contractors
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Purdue Pharma in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview 1st. Bit of initial screening. Later called up for a personal face to face interview. Was interviewed by a total of managers/ directors. The whole process lasted about 3 or so hours.
    Later, I was offered the position few days later. Meanwhile, I had a different offer and declined this one.

    It was an interesting experience as one of the directors was on a questioning marathon until i made a mistake. It was an exhaustive 40 mins & I enjoyed it.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a different offer and declined this one.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Purdue Pharma in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with Human Resources and four other potential staff people. All were very pleasant and the conversations were very meaningful. The first person who I would have been trained by seemed to like me and put a star on my resume. The bonus plan person immediately recognized me an hour after I met with two other people and greeted me warmly. The hiring manager was a little more to the point but still was honest and sicnere in what she was looking for. The Human Resources person resonded bak to me albeit a little slowly with a question I had. Her answer was more from the manual instead of from the heart. However, this wa my first true answer to a question after an interview so that is a credit in Purue Pharma's reputation. The work culture seemed reasonable. Yes you have to work hard but not kill yourself for a deadline. If a deadline was too firm a little leeway was allowed. Also, team memebrs seemed to pitch in when a crisis appeared. Overall, the place seemed good and I wish they did not have to scrutinize so much and would have hired me. Nonetheless, I have no ill will towards the organization as I would recommend them as a good place to work based on my one impression.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Purdue Pharma in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st interview was about an hour. 2nd interview was about two and a half hours. Ride along. Meet with RM

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. If you have a lot of vacation time where you are you will only get 2 weeks coming to Purdue. It increases to 3 years on the 3rd year of your anniversary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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