United BioSource
2.4 of 5 54 reviews
www.ubc.com Chevy Chase, MD 150 to 499 Employees

United BioSource Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014
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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruitment manager on the opportunity then a phone screen was set up. Phine screen covered background and experience followed by face-to-face interview at their location. Entire cost of trip was covered by the company. A few days after the interview, received a call with an offer

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at UBC   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiate the first offer

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – Phone Interview followed by onsite interview. Met with HR person, followed by department director and 2 peer level associates. Pretty typical interview, nothing out of the ordinary.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Bethesda, MD

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – 1 screening HR phone interview
1 phone interview with member of scientific staff
1 on-site interview with scientific team (one-on-one or two in a room with you at a time)

Interview Question – There really weren't any difficult questions. You just really need to highlight your qualitative research skills and your ability to work on multiple projects and to work with other people   Answer Question

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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Bethesda, MD

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – Found job and applied immediately. Got a call from their recruitment coordinator and briefly discuss my submission. Spoke with her a few days later in depth about what the position offered and what I was looking for. Several days later I had another phone interview with one of the department team leaders at which point they extended for me to come interview in person. I came in for a 3 hour interview with 4 of the team members. We went to lunch first and then I had a 30 minute Q&A session with each as well a technical assessment. They said that they would call me in a few days. About an hour later, I got a call from the recruiter that they wanted to offer me the position

Interview Question – technical assessment, although not difficult, was confusing. I had no healthcare background so the scenario took some time to assess. If they are trying to assess my technical skills, it would be better done (and more effectively) with a base case vs. reading a current project and trying to decipher what this given disease area is, etc.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I think I undersold myself, I probably could have gotten more than I asked for. I gave a price range and they beach the top range so I wasn't in a position to negotiate.

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Blue Bell, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at United BioSource in November 2012.

Interview Details – I first had a brief phone interview with my manager, which was set up by a recruiter. That went very well and they asked me to come in for an interview. The interview was on a Friday afternoon, but nobody rushed me- I was there for 3+ hours. I talked in depth with my manager, his boss, another developer and the CIO, and the tone was friendly and casual, and I felt instant rapport with everyone. No tricky questions, just looking at my experience to see how it would be beneficial to the company. The higher ups understood my concerns about benefits and were willing to work with me to give me the benefits I wanted.

Interview Question – I don't remember any difficult or unexpected questions. There were no "gotcha" moments.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiations went through my recruiter, so it went smoothly, and I accepted their offer.

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IT QA Analyst Interview

IT QA Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – Interview process was fine, although background checks slow it down.

Negotiation Details – No negotiations - the offer was firm.

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Software Applications Developer Interview

Software Applications Developer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR recruiter followed by interview with hiring manager. Hiring need was urgent. The interview was held in the office late in the evening. I was initially wary of the overtime demands this implied and that later proved to be a correct barometer read on this corporation's culture. A second follow-up phone interview with the hiring manager where I expressed that concern among others. The only answer offered was to increase the monetary offer again and again.

Interview Question – The most difficult question was to estimate the budget and resources required for an ill-defined project.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Quick and money focused.

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Clinical Site Specialist Interview

Clinical Site Specialist
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – 3 Hour interview with 4 people.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, but general questions asked.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Know your worth and negotiate.

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Clinical Programmer Interview

Clinical Programmer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at United BioSource.

Interview Details – One interview with three employees followed by a written SAS programming evaluation.

Interview Question – The SAS programming evaluation was written making it difficult unless you had all the syntax memorized.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Associate Project Manager Interview

Associate Project Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at United BioSource in October 2012.

Interview Details – The entire process was pretty quick and seemless. I exchanged a couple emails with the recruiter, then the phone interview. A week later I came in for the interview, 4 people including a HR rep.

Everybody was nice and courteous. It's a typical interview but I was so nervous since I thought the job was perfect for me. I wanted it! I was really excited about the company too. Unfortunately, they didn't find me fit.

Interview Question – How do I push team members to perform when they are in 2 different locations (somewhere along those lines)   Answer Question

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