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I worked at Sandoz as an intern (less than an year)Pros
Lots of ability to work with higher levels of management
Flexible with hours, time off
It was a little bit disorganized compared to some internships I have heard of
At the end of the internship, there wasn't really a way to try to get a job starting after graduation, because there aren't consistently entry level positions.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Sandoz.Interview Details
Job application thru company website. It took about 2 weeks for an offsite recruiter to call and make time for a phone screen. During the screen, a list of behavioral questions were asked that targeted past job experiences and how they were handled. The recruiter was trying to see how I responded to stress and unstable situations. During the screen the recruiter types up his answer to prepare it for the actual hiring manager to read along with recommendations.
The recruiter said he would recommend to the hiring manager that I get a phone interview. He was nice enough to provide insights on how to prepare (understand Sandoz products, current events). 2-3.5 weeks later, HR from corporate contacts me to set up phone interview. This was when I started to lose interest with the interview and the opportunity as a whole.
Rather than asking for a list of possible times I could do the phone interview with the hiring manager, it was stated that I will do the interview at a specific day and time. This shows no flexibility at all. Yes, it can be assumed that any manager would be busy, but at least ask for specific times that would work for the candidate.
I got the phone interview time straightened out. It was supposed to be up to 30 minutes but was cut in half by the hiring manager during the actual interview. The questions were similar to the initial phone screen but talks in detail about the job description and fit. I was told he would like to bring me in for an on-site interview. The request from HR actually came earlier than expected:4 business days.
At that point, I declined because I already accepted an offer.
If you are interviewing here, be aware of the amount of time it could take to set up your interviews. Perhaps the biggest turn off to expect is the lack of flexibility for interview time.Interview Questions
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Sandoz, Inc. makes it easier to swallow the cost of prescription medicines. As the US arm of Swiss giant Novartis' generic Sandoz International division, the firm is one of the largest generic drugmakers in the US, manufacturing more than 200 generic oral-dosage drugs. The company's product portfolio includes drugs to fight infections, cancers, respiratory ailments, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders, and central nervous system diseases. Sandoz markets its products to wholesalers and retailers, as well as directly to consumers, physicians, and hospitals. Sandoz...