UCB Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UCB in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Targeted Selection (behavioral questions). Phone interviewed with the in-house recruiter, travel arrangements were made for on site visit. Interviewed with a team of five individually plus two additional phone interviews. After completing that round came back for second full day of interviews. Two weeks later an offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    • How to deal with difficult employees and personalities?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Payroll Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Smyrna, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Smyrna, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UCB in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    UCB uses a practice called targeted selection. Candidates should be aware of sample interview questions so they aren't caught off guard. These questions can be difficult. UCB also has a very long interview process. Candidates can be asked to come in numerous times and still not get the job. Candidates should also ask for a signing bonus as this is a general expectation with UCB.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very straightforward. It's a take it or leave it company.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UCB in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Professional

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Desktop Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at UCB in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    You will be contacted by a contract agency representing UCB. You will be asked to go to an interview where you will want to dress in a suit and tie. You will receive a schedule from those whom you will be working with and whom you will be interviewing with. Each person will discuss different topics lasting anywhere from 15-30 minutes (or more if they like you and have time).

    The decision will usually be made within a day or two and you will be contacted very shortly after that.

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the technical questions will throw you a bit. Such as, "What are your thoughts on mobile technology in the near future?", "Describe in detail a situation where a user you were helping was rude and you came out making the happy.", etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much of a negotiation phase. The contract agency will tell you how much they are willing to pay and that's pretty much it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at UCB in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process included a phone screen followed by 2 rounds of in-office interviews. Both in-office interviews required 4-5 hour time blocks to accommodate multiple strings of interviews. Interview questions were not overly difficult: most were simply conversations and basic probing to ensure my marketing expertise.

    Interview Questions
    • For the marketing role, questions were much more personality based: the hardest asking for specific examples where insight, strategy, tactics, and metrics aligned for a successful marketing execution in the past.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was basically OFF the table.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Business Analyst, Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Smyrna, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Smyrna, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UCB in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone call from the recruiter for an accessment of my qualifications. Later, on the same day, I spoke with the hiring manager who seemed very interested in meeting me in person.
    I interviewed 2 weeks later with the hiring manager and another director. I met with the recruiter on the same day of the interview.
    A week later I was informed that they went with another candidate.
    The company seems to be a great company. Their benefits package was great and competitive. The people were nice and I have no complain.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your past experience relate to this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mexico City (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UCB in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    1.- The Human Resources recruiter contacted me via Linkedin message.
    2.- One on one interview with Human Resources recruiter.
    3.- One on one interview with Human Resources Director.
    4.- One on one interview with Senior Financial Analyst.
    5.- One on one interview with Finance Director.
    6.- One on one interview with General Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • It was merely behavioral questions. For example: tell us how how you reacted when you faced a problem? Main strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate. Got an 18% increase on base salary compared with first proposal.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at UCB in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied directly to UCB and was given a date for a on-site interview. I was interviewed by 2 of the senior scientists in the group and given a lab tour by another one of the group memebers. The interview itself was relatively relaxed, I was asked about my qualifications and why I was suitable for the job. Following this I was asked to come in for another interview with the group leader and then HR. The group leader focussed a lot on technical details and wanted to check my aptitude for the job. The HR interview was more of a Q&A.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Visual Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at UCB in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was a very short interview..

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Trial Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at UCB in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with a total of 12 people and had to take two days off work at my current job in addition to two phone interviews. My biggest complaint about the process was that it was indicated to me that I had the job and they were deciding where to place as far as teams were concerned and then there was no offer. I felt like the process was a waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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