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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Jan 11, 2015
Updated Jan 11, 2015
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Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Interview Details

Online application; Screen call from HR basic questions (explain your scientific achievements, do you experience in this, and that, etc); Two weeks later: Phone interview from Hiring Manager (more technical, explain you experience in this or that, managing people experience, followed by a brief description of the job, then a chance to ask questions); About 3 weeks later: Invitation for one day interview with presentation, about ~7 1:1 interviews, lunch with a group of people; Within the week: Follow up with HR to find out if like the interview and if interested in the job; Reference checks, and ~3 weeks later informal offer on the phone by HR and then week later written offer.

Interview Questions
  • Difficult: What things can you do in Regeneron to advance your scientific career?
    Unexpected: Tell me something creasy you did last month.
     
    Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Hard to negotiate. Won't agree to anything.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very friendly staff! Felt at home in the interview. Went through a third party recruitment service. Interviewed with them first and then then Regeneron, It took about 2 months in total to land a job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    April - applied online
    May - phone interview
    May - interview on site
    September - information: no offer

    Friendly and professional people, good scientists, probably a good place to work. I was impressed with the facility. The interview was well organized/hosted. I have meet 15 people and all of them were nice to me. Free parking, expensive area.

    Interview Questions
    • 30 behavioral questions: "tell me the time when xxxx went bad, how did you handle the situation, what did you learn"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    Seems to be a standard interview process. I submitted my Resume on line. One month later, initial contacts by HR and then followed by a 30 min phone interview from the hiring manager. On-site interview one month later, presentation/seminar and interviewed with ~10 people from management team and lunch with potential co-workers.

    A lot of behavioral questions and since this is my first interview like ever, guess I didn't prepare enough examples.

    No offer, notified after 2 weeks or so after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    Got phone interview two days after applying. Interview went very well..generic questions about why I am looking for a new job, salary expectation and about the company. Recruiter said the hiring manager will call back in a week ...never heard. No response from recruiter either.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication with HR was very efficient. I travelled from out of town for the interview and the process was smooth. I interviewed with five individuals. Four sessions as one-on-one and the final interview with a pair of managers

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Tarrytown, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a 3/4-day event. Talked 1:1 with human resource, the hiring manager (associate director), the department director, and a few other important future colleagues. Had lunch and group interviews with other team members. Took a tour of the company. Gave a seminar talk and answered lots of questions from the ~20 people audience. The experience was very positive with friendly and happy people. A lot of the offices were awaiting for re-construction, but at least they were all together in one place and have nice windows/views. The work culture seemed healthy.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were related to asking about my experiences, my expectation of the position and answering my questions. I did not find them difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    location

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Full day interview 8am-5pm included a 30min meeting with all scientists in the group and a 2hr lunch where I presented a formal scientific talk.

    Interview Questions
    • Dealing with difficult colleagues in the past   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    HR screen at career fair, follow up e-mail two weeks later. Request for phone screen with hiring manager. Four days later, had phone interview. Then, on-site interview 12 days later with 1:1 followed by group presentation. Offer made 15 days later, and accepted after 1 day of negotiations.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you transition from slower pace of academia to faster pace of industry?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for 10% more, and got 4% more plus an increased signing bonus, which I was not expecting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First I received an electronic form to confirm institutions where I obtained the relevant skills. A week later an HR representative contacted me by email to set up a technical telephone interview.

    At the very start of the interview the same HR person asked me to state my current/past salary. I asked politely if it would be OK not to reveal this information, but was told that the interview cannot continue in such case. So I told her how much I was making. Next question was about my legal status and then I was asked to accept in principle a salary they were offering for this position (if was significantly below my most recent pay). This took me completely by surprise. The interview has not started yet and I am already made negotiate the salary. The HR person insisted that I have to say "yes" or "no" to the particular figure, or the interviewing process stops right there. I have never encountered such hard-ball tactic before on a part of interviewer. After some back and forth I was forced to agree to the figure just so I could proceed to the interview. By then in the back of my mind I was not so certain anymore if I actually want to work there. Then the actual interview started with two hiring managers who took turns in asking specific questions regarding my skills and scientific background. This part went without surprises. I received a rejection email one week after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your current salary?   View Answer
    • Will you agree to accept the following salary if we offer you this job? (asked before the interview started)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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