Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Sanofi-Aventis
- Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative (5)
- Sales Representative (5)
- Product Manager (2)
- Pharmacy Associate (2)
- Senior Medical Advisor (1)
- Medical Center Senior Sales Professional (1)
- Quality Assurance Trainee (1)
- Human Resources Specialist/Sanofi (1)
- CHC Europe (1)
- Senior Manager, Compensation (1)
- Manager Senior Scientist (1)
- II Years Contract (1)
- Gestionnaire de Projet en Ressources Humaines (1)
- Trésorerie/Gestion d'Actifs et Retraites (1)
- Sell Out (1)
- Diabetes Sales Consultant (1)
- Trainee As Medical Representative (1)
- Lab Head (1)
- Corporate Position (1)
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (1)
- Controller (1)
- Medical Manager (1)
- Territory Manager (1)
- Postdoctoral Researcher (1)
- Assistant Medical Director (1)
- Clinical Research Associate (1)
- Intern (1)
- Marketing (1)
- Medical Representative (1)
- Attorney (1)
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAccepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.
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.
- Nothing was unexpected. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Allentown, PA) in February 2014.
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 was very relaxed and involved many technical questions Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferEasy InterviewDeclined OfferEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.
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.
- Why are you interested in clinical research? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I had another offer in a better location.
- Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.
Human Resources Interview,
Manager of the Area Interview
- no questions Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Cincinnati, OH) in July 2013.
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.
- None -- pretty typical. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Houston, TX) in June 2013.
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.
- All were very standard star format questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in June 2013.
One interview, they flew me to Dallas. They asked scenario questions typical interview questions.make sure that you bring your brag book and any type of material of letters of recommendation
- Why do you want to be in pharmaceutical sales and where should I choose you 1 Answer
They let you negotiate got about four grand more than I asked for good situation
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceDeclined OfferNegative Experience
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis.
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
- Typical behavior questions Answer Question
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.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Pittsburgh, PA) in January 2013.
phone interview,, interview with a manager, interview with regional manager - standard interview questions
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Bridgewater, NJ) in January 2013.
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.
- Describe a time when you initiated and implemented a process improvement. Answer Question
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