Toxikon Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2015
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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a 30 minute phone interview with Manager and HR...very basic questions. Took an online assessment test a few days later and then received an email asking me to fly out to their Bedford, MA office. The in person interview seemed very disorganized, but met with a number of senior management staff...took about 3 hours. Two people actually said that they received my CV 5 minutes before they came in to talk to me, so they did not have a chance to review it. At the end it was like....."OK, I'm the last person and we will be in touch." During my interview, it was mentioned that my salary requirements were much higher than they pay...they knew what it was before I even flew out to MA. For me, it was a complete waste of time! I still have not received my full travel reimbursement. They do not reimburse you for meals when you travel...seems like a cheap company!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you already have a Rolodex of clients?   2 Answers
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It's a long process interviewed by many people. It took about 2 hours for the process to finish. I had to wait for few minutes initially before I had to face the interviewers in the conference room. Asked questions regarding the job, company, introduced themselves, talked about their role in the company and how the company can help me grow my career.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I met with 3 different managers as well as the HR. Each manager provided an in-depth explanation of what the position has to offer as well as what exactly are you expected to do i.e GLP, SOP, working with animals. Overall experience was decent!

    Interview Questions

    • How would your best friend describe you? What are your favorite classes and how would they relate? Are you comfortable working with animals?   Answer Question
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    Laboratory Position In the 1980s Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Prefer not to elaborate; My opinion in the "Describe the Interview Process" Section can speak for itself.   Answer Question
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    Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bedford, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Toxikon (Bedford, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with many people including the supervisor who I would report to, co-workers, vice president and president of the company. More technical questions than behavioral questions. It was a long interview process, approximately 3 hours, and the hiring manager was never revealed to me so I think it was a joint decision between the supervisor and president. I was also given a tour of the facility which was very helpful to me in determining if I wanted to work there or not.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I supervise people that have more knowledge/experience than me?   Answer Question
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I 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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