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Watson Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Aug 6, 2014
Updated Aug 6, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview. In-person Interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was a whole day process. Had to meet with different departments and had a luncheon during which the interview continued. There was a power point presentation and had to summarize a clinical trial result.
    The one on one interview and group one was nice and friendly but I observed what looked like hostility during the lunch....I cannot confirm this.
    There was no question asked after the presentation though there were about 20 people in the room and an opportunity to ask questions was given by the moderator,
    Generally, very nice people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    HR, Hiring manager, coworker, director

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weston, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weston, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online in November 2008, I received a call back in February 2009. HR was the medium of contact and indicated their interest in my skills set. The interview consisted of two managers, very easy going. I was asked the "sell a pen" interview question. They were very informative of the overall job description.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation. The company was set on what they were willing to give.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was extremely quick.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you prepared to take a step back in your career for this opportunity?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weston, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weston, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from HR around 2 weeks before the interview. Was interviewed by the director of business analysis, the general manager and HR manager in one day. Asked me about the company, my school and prior experience. In general the interview was good and pretty straightforward. Everybody seems to be nice in this company. The culture is also more relaxed than other places.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Went through 11 interviews including HR

    Interview Questions
    • Company was struggling with getting IT systems under control and preparing for upcoming wave of manufacturing growth and hence most of the interviewers simply wanted to find out how I would prepare them for the challenges ahead.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Cash and stock bonus was very good but insufficient increase in base salary.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    telephonic and onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Production Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davie, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davie, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, next was a 1 on 1 interview with several management, and then if they see you are a good candidate to the company they make you an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • None, be yourself and answer the most you can to the best of your knowledge   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    (1) Initial HR phone screen - regarding interest level, salary expectations, relocation etc
    (2) Hiring Manager designate phone interview: thorough, work-focused, one hour long conversation; specific questions around key challenges faced, STAR approach
    (3) In person interview: 4 hours long, with 4 people, good exchange
    (4) from (1) through offer took 5 weeks

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you relocating to California? Are you OK with the high cost of living?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation on base pay; they did agree to additional vacation time
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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