Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Orland Park, IL) in September 2015.
Emailed a request for an online interview. Then, a phone interview. I then received an email to schedule an in person interview the SAME day as the phone interview. Since that seemed odd, I called to confirm. They were 'moving fast' and wanted the in person interview before the phone interview. I met with two district managers. I then had the phone interview the next day which was basically NOT an interview but someone from HR asking questions about "if I've ever worked for Takeda...what are your salary requirements", etc. I then NEVER received a follow up. I saw here that someone said they weren't notified whether they got the job or not so they logged into their online Takeda account (which you have to make when you first interview) so I did that and saw they weren't going to pursue me as the appropriate candidate. I think this is hilarious and very unprofessional given that they had no problem sending me at least 6 emails to set up and confirm the other interviews that they couldn't just send me a standard 'ding' email??? I drove an hour and a half to meet with two district managers and they didn't have the professionalism or decency to just send me an email? Kind of speaks volumes about the company. The interview with the 2 district managers was very focused and nerve wracking. They even asked me to sell them something right then and there with no time to prepare!
- When did you have a conflict with an employee and what did you do? Tell me a negative trait about yourself and how you overcame that in a work situation. STAR format for all questions. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
3 interviews. Hiring manager, another district manager, regional manager. Pretty standard questions and interview process. Stress putting the patients first over sales. Be enthusiastic about the position and the product portfotlio.
- pretty standard 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in August 2015.
Applied online and then received email to schedule first interview via email / online. First interview was with two district managers and then 2 weeks later a second (final) interview with DM and RSD. Received rejection email "thank you for your application but position has been filled" about 2 weeks after final interview. Kind of a long process but overall was very fair. Prepare to have some of your responses challenged. Was not asked to sell anything (ea: pen)
- Why Takeda? Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a co worker? What is your greatest weakness? If your best friend were to describe your best attribute, what would it be? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Sacramento, CA) in August 2015.
Very basic, straight forward, STAR questions. It was a one on one interview. Before the face-to-face there was a Skype type interview. I believe it was with a company called HireVue, important, go through practice interview questions if you have not gone through this process! You are asked questions and have 30 seconds to think before your three minutes to answer. Again all the basic questions.
- Be prepared for the conflict with co-worker quesion... had a few co-worker questions. Biggest achievement? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in July 2015.
video interview conducted from my iphone. The format took some getting used to (you read the question and have 30 seconds to think about your answer. Then, you have up to 3 minutes to answer). There are no second chances but you can practice the samples questions as many times as you want. I completed it a week ago and have not gotten a return call yet.
- What would you consider the biggest accomplishment to this point in your career? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in July 2015.
Received an automated email from Takeda Talent acquisition team--Congratulations! We would like to invite you to continue with the next step of the hiring process which is an OnDemand video interview. You should be receiving an e-mail invitation to your interview from our video interviewing partner, HireVue today. This e-mail will provide you instructions and a link to walk you through the video interview set up and will also give you the opportunity to practice before beginning the interview. You will need access to a webcam & microphone for a PC/Mac OR a front facing camera on an Android or iOS device. If you do not have the proper equipment, please reach out to us at 866-722-9834 to provide an address in which we can ship a webcam to you.
- 1. Can you walk me through your resume? 2. Can you tell me about your strengths and weaknesses? 3. Can you tell me two things about yourself that you would like us to know and that are not on your resume? 4. Can you tell me about a time you disagreed with your supervisor? 5. Why do you want to work for Takeda? 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2015.
I submitted an application, in 2 days, I received an invitation for video interview. One day later, I receive an email for a personal interview. I am going to have it next week.
- How would you handle a conflict with your coworker? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Chicago, IL) in June 2015.
Phone interview with the HR folllowed by phone interview with the hiring manager and an on site interview. Before the face to face interview, I was aked to provide 7 references on Checkster. Although the job location was in Cambridge, MA, the interview was in Illinois and I was not informed that the onsite interview would be in Illinois until I got my travel itinerary. I also git stuck at the airport and Takeda didn't provide a hotel room nor fiod. It was a total waste of time.
- Why donyou want to leave your current job? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (San Diego, CA) in June 2015.
A little long, got interviewed by multiple people and they tested my knowledge. Overall the interviewers were very nice and helpful during the process and did not act in an intimidating fashion.
- Describe what a PCR is. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in May 2015.
Long and drawn out process. Did not like the fact that they take so long to get back to you. Applied via a employee referral and then did a phone screen. After that I waited almost three weeks and the District Manager contacted me for a face to face. He then cancelled a few days before the interview was to take place. Also, during this time waiting for my face to face; they had me supply them with 7 references for quickster. This was my first time using quickster and I have to say it was a horrible experience. First, they want only email addresses for your references that are work related; or else you have to supply an explanation to quickster on where they took the survey Just a weird experience when you receive a email from quickster asking you to find out where your references took the survey. Anyway, a few days after the DM cancelled my face to face; Takeda recruiting contacted me saying they had moved forward with another candidate.
- Tell me about a time that you had to deal with a difficult partner or co-worker and how did you handle the situation? Answer Question
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