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Sanofi-Aventis Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
50 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.

    Interview Details

    Detailed interviews. Long process. Very friendly interviews. Was surprised at the calmness of the interview. There did not seem to be any power centers during the interviews. Face to face as well as one to one interviews were scheduled as per my availability.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Manager Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Excellent interview, relaxed environment. Group interview consisted of hiring manager, other area managers within the group, quality manager, department head, and HR representative. The interview started with a short presentation of my history, skills, and accomplishments. The panel then asked questions on a variety of subjects ranging from technical knowledge to management skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview was very relaxed and involved many technical questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.

    Interview Details

    Sanofi recruiters came to my college, and I attended their open information session. I then sent my resume in, and was asked to interview. I had two 15-20 minute interviews, 1:1, with two teams at Sanofi research - one about clinical research, one about basic science.
    A few months later, I got a call asking if I'd like to join for the summer intern position.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer in a better location.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Assistant Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.

    Interview Details

    Human Resources Interview,
    Manager of the Area Interview
    Tranining sessions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Short
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted Friday afternoon to schedule a Monday morning interview. I met in a hotel lobby with the District Sales Manager and an Executive Sales Representative. Very positive experience overall. Standard format with introductions, resume review and several behavioral interview questions. Left a little time at the end for my questions and additional info about the potential territory.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Diabetes Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, one face to face interview. The face to face interview was held in Dallas where I was flown in the morning of. I was given an offer the same day of the face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.

    Interview Details

    HR & hiring manager, typical process. Even hiring manager was asking typical HR type behavior question, such as "how do you handle people with difficutl personality". Why did you hire difficult people at the first place? This causes your team to work on "difficult" people instead of what they are supposed to do

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Sanofi is becoming J&J, looking for "agressive" type of people. Hired tons from J&J. (not picking on J&J, just an example). Not the type of company/environment I expected.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone interview,, interview with a manager, interview with regional manager - standard interview questions

    Negotiation Details
    no negotion
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Human Resources Specialist/Sanofi Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was via telephone to schedule interview. Agenda was sent to my email. Was met in lobby by interviewer, who took me to her office. Very short interview, with more time spent on describing the position than on questions/answers for me. If I was one of the chosen ones, I would be brought back for 2 additional interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you initiated and implemented a process improvement.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Lab Head Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was straightforward and very long

    Interview Questions
    • I do not remember any difficult questions. They were relatively common questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to add a sign in bonus to a package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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