Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
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- Associate Scientist (1)
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – 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
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – 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 through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – 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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
thorough, lengthy. slow but worth it. be prepared as detailed questions about competencies will be asked. real life example go a long way. you may end up interviewing a few times with different people, which i think is a good thing.
- tell us about a situation where you faced obstacles and what you did to overcome them. Answer Question
lengthy and needed to escalate to hiring manager because i had another offer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in April 2015.
1st an online application. The next day I was asked to schedule an online video recorded interview. The day following I received a notification to schedule a phone interview. It was a very odd phone interview and not what I had expected. She asked basic legal questions, why I left my past jobs and how much I expected to make, all which I had previously answered on my applications. At which the interview ended.
- Have you ever not gotten along with a co-worker and how did you handle the situation. Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.
I was referred by an old co-worker. I received and email asking me to do an "on demand" video interview. After I submitted that, I received an email asking for 7-25 references. They use an online reference checker where they send an email and ask those references to answer a series of questions. However, regardless of whether your references are a direct supervisor or a fellow coworker, the questions are asked as if they were all supervisors. I then got a face to face interview with the divisional manager. Next step would've been an interview in Chicago with top management.
- If I were to call your manager after this interview, what would he/she say is your biggest weakness or something you need the most work on? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.
I applied online, and received an automated email the following day to complete the next step in the hiring process which was an online recorded interview. Takeda uses an outside vendor called HireVue for their recorded interview. I completed it a few days later. Less than a week later, I received confirmation from Takeda saying they received my recording and were reviewing my information. Nine days later, I received an email inviting me to a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager. The interview took place at a nearby hotel, along with another manager. They informed me that they are looking to fill the position by the end of the following month and had several other candidates to interview. I never received a follow-up directly from them. Only after checking my online profile did I find that I did not pass to the next step.
- Basic interview questions to assess your experience level Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (New York, NY) in February 2015.
The process is lengthy... I applied online and got a video interview first.. You need to answer questions from a computer with no people on the other end. The next step is a phone interview with district manager that spent 15 minutes with you on the phone to determine how well you fit. Then I interviewed face to face with 2 district managers which went really well. The final interview was with regional sales director. We spend an hour to talk about the position and company, the industry. Overall it is a good experience.
- Why pharmaceutical sales? Why do you want to work for Takeda? Answer Question
Helpful (8)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Straightforward and formal process. First phone interview, then first in-person interview. Next interview with district manager, then flown out to final interview with regional sales manager. Lots of behavioral questions. Be prepared with answers in STAR format. Online sales/personality test as well. Overall what I expected from the process
- Tell me about a time you had to persuade someone. Tell me about a time you could not overcome objections. Tell me about a time you closed a sale and what techniques you used Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in November 2014.
Hire Vu interview for initial interview, interview with DM and another DM flown in for the interview, interview with the Regional Manager and the DM. Hire Vu was straight STAR questions and answers as well as an essay question. First face to face was STAR and getting to know you conversational. Regional manager was a tough sell, and I attempted to sell him a pen for the interview.
- Standard Behavioral Interview Questions Answer Question
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