Sandoz Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Medical Director Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Sandoz
Interview Details – It was almost a month from the time I had my initial telephone interview to the actual live interview. Two of the interviews were telephone interviews. I was treated in a professional manner. The interview approach was behavioral-based, consisting of questions about how I would react or have handled different situations in the past. I felt they did not ask enough questions about my technical expertise.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you empowered someone Answer Question
Scientist Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sandoz.
Interview Details – industry standard format - telephone interview followed by on-site and then follow up
Interview Question – all questions were standard - none too difficult - none too easy Answer Question
Negotiation Details – limited room for negotiation
Supply Chain Strategist Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Sandoz
Interview Details – The first round interview was going over my resume really quickly, and being described to about the projects that were available. Based on my experience, I was asked to choose the project that better fits my interest and background.
The second round interview goes deeper on my resume, about what skills I have used in the projects I have done. Then I was asked a specific question that how would I help them improve the demand forecast accuracy with historical data and expert recommendations.
Interview Question – The second round interview I was asked a specific question that how would I help them improve the demand forecast accuracy with historical data and expert recommendations. I was asked to detail the techniques that could help them reduce the forecast error. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Operator Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sandoz in August 2012.
Interview Details – Very smooth and quick process. Applied through temp agency, delayed interviews due to FDA presence but once that was done I met with the managers and was working there within a week.
Interview Question – Discussing your own weaknesses. I always have trouble with that one though. Answer Question
Medical Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Sandoz in August 2012.
Interview Details – i applied my cv in an employment fair which was held in my college, 3 or 4 months later they called me for an interview. It was simple, i was asked if one of the doctors i'm selling my product to is lying about doing so how would i act?
Interview Question – if a doctor on your list assures you that he prescribes your drug regularly, but the pharmacist tells you that he prescribes another one.. what would you do..? Answer Question
Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Sandoz in January 2012.
Interview Details – everything from my initial communications with the company, organization and planning of the interview, number and type of interviews, and any advice you might offer to other interview candidates. Bonus points for your perceptions of the people, office, and work culture.
Interview Question – stability of previous compony View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not yet to say
Complaints Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sandoz in March 2011.
Interview Details – I submitted my CV through a contact and by internet and was called for a position that wor as not yet listed on their website as the one I had applied for was already closed. Basic HR question and was called back for a further interview with the HR person and the hiring manager. I was later informed by email that they had gone a different way.
Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
Area Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sandoz in January 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview w/ Recruiter; F2F with HR; F2F with VP; Phone interview w/ VP; Phone interview with hiring manager