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Sep 23, 2014

Interview Question for Applications Scientist at Oxford Nanopore Technologies:

“Most questions were regarding my past experience and both myself and the interviewers were interested in trying to understand what my role in the company could be.”


Sep 18, 2014

Interview Question for Research Scientist at Dow Chemical:

“Have you had a situation that you needed to finish a project, but you couldn't do this? What did you do? or if you haven't had, what would you do?”


Sep 15, 2014

Interview Question for Senior Scientist at Clontech:

“Was asked multiple times by many people interviewing me if I had a new product idea. Employees seemed stressed to produce. To top it all, the CEO's vision of the company was completely different from…”


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Sep 14, 2014

Interview Question for Data Scientist at Maxpoint Interactive:

“Nothing in particular they were busy playing with their phones and sending texts to each other.”


Sep 12, 2014

Interview Question for Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals:

“30 behavioral questions: "tell me the time when xxxx went bad, how did you handle the situation, what did you learn"”


Sep 12, 2014

Interview Question for Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Longevisys:

“There really wasn't any difficult or unexpected questions”


Sep 12, 2014

Interview Question for Senior Scientist at Dow Chemical:

“The most difficult questions usually spawned from the disconnect between my research and their expertise. Questions can be challenging to answer without knowing exactly what the interviewer knows…”


Sep 12, 2014

Interview Question for Analytical Scientist at Pearl Therapeutics:

“Why should we hire you? What sets you apart from the rest of the competition?”


Sep 8, 2014

Interview Question for Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals:

“Provide an example of .... (many possibilities)”


Sep 4, 2014

Interview Question for Senior Research Scientist at Ashland:

“I was asked what my most relevant work related failure was or my greatest weakness.”