Sanofi-Aventis Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Manager Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Assistant Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Human Resources Interview,
    Manager of the Area Interview
    Tranining sessions

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Short

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Cincinnati, OH) in July 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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  7.  

    Diabetes Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Houston, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    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

  8.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sanofi-Aventis in June 2013.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be in pharmaceutical sales and where should I choose you   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They let you negotiate got about four grand more than I asked for good situation

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Pittsburgh, PA) in January 2013.

    Interview

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

    Negotiation

    no negotion

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    Human Resources Specialist/Sanofi Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sanofi-Aventis (Bridgewater, NJ) in January 2013.

    Interview

    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

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