eBioscience Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Marketing Product Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at eBioscience
Interview Details – Interviewed by over 20 people, others with similar position hired without interview if known to hiring manager
Interview Question – Supervisor asked about belief in God Answer Question
Negotiation Details – HR provided verbal offer, refused written, by cell phone while driving. Take or leave situation.
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at eBioscience in October 2013.
Interview Details – The in-house recruiter initiated the process and an interview was set up within 5 days. The interview was over the phone
Interview Question – He asked me a question about flow cytometers, about what the best dye would be for an instrument. Answer Question
Research Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at eBioscience.
Interview Details – Human resources called me for setting up an interview, no email whatsoever, as I was a referral but still believe I should have gotten one. Started trying to set up a date and time for an inperson interview on the phone itself. Of course, if this was done by email I would have the chance to provide a few alternate times and make the process easier. But since it wasn't, there were several appointment clashes before we finalized on a time. This whole process and the human resources in-charge discussing "oh wait....let's see....." for over 10 minutes was very unprofessional.
When I arrived, another employee had to let me in and the HR wasn't even there yet.
He conducted my interview and later called the others. They did not come for a long time and so he stood awkwardly in the doorway waiting. Interview with leads of the group and the associates though casual, was nice and I felt like legitimate questions were asked of my experience.
I accepted the offer and my time at eBioscience was great. I got the chance to learn a lot and work with some really warm, intelligent, and helpful people but the whole company will agree with me when I say the HR is unprofessional, nice, but unprofessional.
Interview Question – Favorite class? DIdn't expect a real question on my courses but it wasn't really a difficult question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was given the offer on the phone and was able to negotiate on the spot after which I received offer letter.
Research Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at eBioscience.
Interview Details – People are friendly here.
HR will interview your first, and he might be late. and you will need to wait.
then the hiring manager and other scientists in the group.
Try to ask them a lot of questions so they won't ask you, and keep them talking.
Be ready for a long interview.
Interview Question – what do you like to do for fun? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Got a better one at another place