Valeant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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  1.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Had several 1:1 interviews with hiring manager as well as colleagues that would be interacting with in the given role. I kept hearing this place is not for everyone. It is a fast paced and dynamic environment, hard working but rewarding place.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you fail at at your previous employer and how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Valeant (Paterson, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    excellent, first phone screening, second phone screening, interview with hiring manager, on site interview with multiple people, fifth interview with Director and HR person. Now, I am waiting for the final answer and if offer will be coming. They are little bit slow in the process to get final offer out, but finally i got it.

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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Valeant in May 2015.

    Interview

    I went through a recruiter. The first round of interviews was with two managers. Both were amicable and knowledgeable about the company, however neither were certain about the role, functions, or who was the hiring manager. I made it through a second round where the senior manager seemed preoccupied with his phone and aloof. All parties repeated the same information the company ran lean. HR repeated the same information company ran lean.... Benefits are excellent however for a large corporation I was surprised at how little professional development was offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in the position?
      How would you manage the role?
      How much was your last salary?
       
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  5.  

    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I had to go through two rounds of phone interviews which then resulted in them inviting me out to Rochester, NY for a final interview. It was split up into two parts, behavioral and past sales experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What qualities do you have that would make you a good salesman?   Answer Question
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    Senior Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Valeant (Tampa, FL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was really smooth, it was long and a real challenge. Only to complete the requirements
    During the Interview
    Tell the candidate a little about the job: While you don't want to dominate the interview time, you should start with a brief summary of the position, including the prime responsibilities, reporting structure, key challenges, and performance criteria. This will help the candidate provide relevant examples and responses.
    Don't be afraid to improvise: Plan your questions, but don't feel you must ask only those you've chosen in advance. "Be responsive to what the candidate tells you, and build new questions off their answers," says Shelly Goldman, executive recruiter with The Goldman Group Advantage, an executive recruiting firm in Reston, Virginia.
    Listen: If you are doing most of the talking during theinterview process, you will not be able to obtain enough information to distinguish between candidates or to determine a candidate's true competencies. A general guideline is to spend 80 percent of your time listening and only 20 percent talking.
    Take notes: While you won't want to transcribe everything the candidate says, do write down important points, key accomplishments, good examples, and other information that will help you remember and fairly evaluate each candidate. An interview guide, prepared in advance, will make note-taking easier and give you a structure for capturing key information.
    Invite candidates to ask questions during the interview process: This can be the most valuable part of the interview. Why do they want to be here-- is it the challenge of the job, advances in the industry, or something specific about your company? Or is the candidate fixated on salary, benefits, and time off? If the candidate has no questions this should be a red flag, especially for senior-level employees. Make a note of what the candidate asks, and be sure to follow up if you can't provide the answer immediately.
    Follow legal interviewing guidelines: It is critically important that every interviewer at your company, from HR clerks to top executives, understand and follow legal hiring guidelines. The easiest way to keep your interviews fully compliant is to ask only questions that relate to the job, eliminating the potential for bias by not introducing questions or scenarios that will elicit irrelevant information.

    Interview Questions

    • Current and future plans, Technical questions, background.   Answer Question
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Valeant in May 2012.

    Interview

    One interview. Very unimpressed by management. Management didn't know the business well enough. I had questions about the stability of the company. Management stayed away from the subject. The building wasn't very appealing as well.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Company appears very unstable.

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    Senior Manager Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Valeant in April 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process went well. they took some time to make final determination and proceed with hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • am I ready to handle 3rd party Contract manufacturers?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

  9.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Valeant (Bridgewater, MA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Well, I met with all the hiring managers 1 on 1 and thought it was an okay interview, but did not connect with any of the managers. Most people were direct and wanted to directly know if you could do the job and work with them. The managers seemed a little arrogant, but are looking for dogs to work for them, so at least they didn't sugar coat anything.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to do when you work here?   1 Answer
  10.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Valeant (Chantilly, VA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    very bad experience. People does not seem to know about what is interview process. Got irritaed because fo behavior

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  11.  

    No Offer

    Interview

    Must be motivated, young and possess the mentality of pay for service. Must have a proven track record in desired position of discipline.
    Demonstrate the desire to adopt to and maintain a financial culture that the CEO comes fro, which is McKenzie and Company.

    Interview Questions

    • Financial culture, based on CEO who came from McKenzie and Company, who divested global based subsidiaries in order to reduce global footprint,as well as number of SKU's.
      Following divestitures, made 24 acquisitions in 2 years,
       
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