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    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    (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

    Not much room for negotiation on base pay; they did agree to additional vacation time

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    Production Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davie, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals (Davie, FL) in July 2010.

    Interview

    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
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    telephonic and onsite interview

    Interview Questions

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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals (Parsippany, NJ) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    QA Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    Applied online. I got a very short, over the phone interview. It was about 15 minutes long with basic questions about my skills and a few behavioral questions. A week later, they called me for an in person interview. Most questions were behavioral. Nothing too technical. Interview was about 30 minutes long. Good corporate culture, friendly atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How do you think this position can help you get there?   Answer Question
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    Service Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    There was a phone screen with an HR representative. This interview was a 10 minute airport test at which time I was told that I would receive a call to schedule the next interview. I received a call the next day to setup a time for an on-site interview. While onsite I interviewed with the hiring manager and branch leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no hard questions - the interviews were 95% behavioral in nature.   Answer Question
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    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corona, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals (Corona, CA) in May 2009.

    Interview

    nothing to it . just tell them what they want to hear

    Negotiation

    easy

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    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I made an appt for a telephone interview with a rep named Lori, she did not call the first time. We rescheduled, and again, she missed the call. We went through this three more times until I asked for her number, she was away from the desk when i called.
    This group is incredibley unorganized, a waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Unorganized, do not waste your time

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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    HR, Hiring manager, coworker, director

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    Principal Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Watson Pharmaceuticals (Salt Lake City, UT) in June 2012.

    Interview

    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

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