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Quintiles Associate Director Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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Associate Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details

Multiple phone screens/interviews, then flew to headquarters for face to face with several people of various levels within the company. Asked to do a brief presentation. Overall, the interview process was smooth.

Interview Questions
  • Specific details about how things were handled at my current employer   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

Went in for an AD role and they kept talking up the Senior Manager role. Felt like they wasted my time on a position they were not prepared to make an offer on. Bait and Switch.

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Everything went fine till the initial offer letter. I interviewed for an AD position but they gave me a Manager offer letter. Post I declined, they came back to me changing the designation to AD, however this time they removed the joining bonus component from the offer letter. I reached out to the Manager of Staffing to give me the reasons why joining bonus was not included and she kept on giving me different reasons for that on every email. She kept on reminding me that they given me a good hike and position like it was a favor. On my last email when I asked her to arrange a call with the staffing director she sent an email again with the same reasons. Nobody had the decency to even call me to clear my doubt's. It really talks a lot about the company and its leadership. And that is the only reason i declined the offer.

    Reasons for Declining

    Really bad way of handling prospective employees queries. Avoiding simple questions as if they were hiding something. I asked why joining bonus wasn't a part of the salary and they couldn't give me a valid reason. When I asked for them to arrange a call with hr leader to understand the reasons no one had the decency to setup time and talk to me. I feel they don't believe in discussing things . worst part is I never once negotiated in salary and I just had a simple question on the joining bonus . I would avoid quintiles only on the ground of their leadership style. Really need to change how they behave with prospective and current employees .

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Multiple phone interviews w/ HR, hiring manager; in person interview with peers and hiring manager. Onboarding was extremely unorganized in Raleigh-don't expect much from it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you were handling a difficult project   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Quintiles in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Takes a long time to get through the interview process in NC. Best way to connect is to know someone who can refer you for a position or share your information directly with hiring managers. Managers and agencies appear to manage recruiting/hiring process instead of Human Resources.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected part of the interview proces was the number of people you need to meet with and the number of times you need to connect.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for the high end salary for role. Once you are hired, increases are only recognizable if you add multiple year increments.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Streamlined process, several interviews with practical real life experience being most valued. Technical credentials are referenced and confirmed. The interviews are relaxed but several people will take notes and confirm your responses. The culture of team approvals for new hires indicates a strong desire to have consensus in hiring. Follow up by HR is sometimes spotty but on the whole professional and timely.

    Interview Questions
    • Several case studies presented to gauge the reaction of the candidate to unexpected challenges.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Yes negotiation within limits is OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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