Toxikon Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2015
Updated Mar 5, 2015
13 Interview Reviews

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    Laboratory Position In the 1980s Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Although my interview was just a few years into my career during the 1980’s, I believe it is still pertinent today.

    In short, in my opinion, I had a very uncomfortable and unprofessional 1:1 interview experience that was easily the worst interview experience of my career, beating out one or two other experiences in my career that would qualify as a worst experience for most other people.

    Most of the Glassdoor company reviews I am reading today and the overall star rating are relatively negative. The themes of the negative comments and observations I am reading today are very consistent with my impressions of Toxikon immediately after that interview in the 1980’s.

    For what it is worth, a month after that interview, I started a 13 year stint with a new employer, including my first real overnight business trip for an internal technical conference during my first week of employment and 3 promotions over that 13 year time period. Although my new employer wasn’t perfect (what company is), given my impressions of Toxikon back then and what I read today, I feel extremely fortunate my interview with Toxikon all those years ago didn’t work out.

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    • Prefer not to elaborate; My opinion in the "Describe the Interview Process" Section can speak for itself.   Answer Question
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Such cheaters. They called me twice and interviewed me and both times told me that I got the job but never called me to finalize. They check current references and then never send you an offer letter.

    They play games and waste your time. Do not spend time to interview with these people.

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    • Nothing like that,seems to me they are try to pass time.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I was forced because they told me they will match the salary but didn't. HR told me they will call me back and they didn't.

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    Quality Assurance Officer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Toxikon.

    Interview

    Sent my resume online, got an email for an in person interview, met with 3-4 people, before interviews they had me take a prescreening test online (basic logic, math, etc), sent an offer 2 days later, whole process took less than 2 weeks, seemed like they were desperate to fill the position

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    Study Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA).

    Interview

    Emailed resume after responding to a Craigslist ad. Was emailed by HR the next day. Had to take an online personality test and was asked for an in person interview the next week. Met with all of the department heads and CEO. Was not asked many questions, was just asked if I have objections working with animals, as if they were trying to prevent a PETA operative from working there. Was given an offer within a week. No room for negotiations. Their eagerness should have been a warning sign, but I was desperate.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you come to work by 8 AM? (Seriously)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations allowed.

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    Sample Management Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA).

    Interview

    hire by who is cheap, and, for higher positions, what degrees you have, who you know, career plans, past employers, what can you do for Toxikon, when can you start, hour you can work

    Interview Questions

    • how past experience can be applied to this job, what salary range you want   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Toxikon.

    Interview

    A phone interview, followed by an in person one on one interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too difficult. They just wanted to know if you are willing to do the work.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Toxikon.

    Interview

    Meet with HR person, Supervisor, Supervisor Asst., and Director. Everyone was very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Kept asking me if I am okay with working with animals.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The position would not further my career path

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    QA Officer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA).

    Interview

    Met with 3 people, and talked about resume and past experiences

    Interview Questions

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    Scientific Position Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA).

    Interview

    The interview process was long winded and with 4 people who just kept repeating themselves. I didn't have much of an opportunity to say much and they did most of the talking. They were clearly not experienced in HR

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing really, they just asked standard stuff about resume.   Answer Question
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    Study Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Had interview with 7-8 people (one after the other), 3 VPS, and the rest various managers. 30-45 minutes each, mostly they asked questions specific to skills listed in the resume (depth of knowledge about certain specialties). HR had more generic questions (strengths, weaknesses, what you'll do in 5 yrs), but the hiring decision comes from higher up, so don't sweat much what you say to HR.

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    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation in salary or benefits (take it or leave it). My advice: take it for now, look for a new job in a year.

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