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Updated Feb 10, 2017
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    Research Scientist Medicinal Chemistry Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    I applied on the company website and received a call about 3 weeks later to schedule for a phone screening with HR. HR asked basic questions regarding my chemistry experience. They just wanted to know whether the basic qualifications were met. I then received an email from one of the scientists to schedule for a phone screening. I was asked to send a research summary via email. The phone screen was about 1 h and involved more details about my research experience. My familiarity with organic reactions was tested, especially metal catalyzed carbon carbon coupling. After passing that I was invited for on-site interview. That experience was amazing. They were in the Eli Lilly facility. The labs were beautiful. The scientists were super friendly. I sat down with about 4 scientists individually and they tested my knowledge. It felt like a thesis defense. I then spoke with HR and received a tour then lunch. Everything lasted about 5 h. I felt like it was a first class organization. They unfortunately canceled the position soon after my interview due to something involving Eli Lilly.

    Interview Questions

    • I had to complete two worksheet that involved organic reactions. some had missing products, some had missing reagents, and some I just had to discuss the mechanism.   1 Answer
    • what do you know about our company   1 Answer
    • what are your long term goals   Answer Question
    • describe your research experience on the white board   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The Human Resource contacted me first just for a general phone screening. Then a technical phone interview was carried out by a scientist. Lastly, on-site interview and presentation at Albany.

    Interview Questions

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    Analytical Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Whitehouse, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at AMRI (Whitehouse, NJ) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Simple. Had to reapply at the office with their paperwork. They had me answer a few basic technical questions prior to the actual interview. Overall the interview questions were more so about how you work with others and if you are a self starter. They had me talking about previous work experience and school

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience with HPLC and GC-MS? If so, for how long?   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Meet with 5 people and lunch with a manager. I noticed that hints were dropped about the hiring manager's unethical management practices. I also noticed that some of the management looked very nervous as if they were trying to hide something. After I took the job I realized what it was.

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    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    It was a tour of the company not a professional interview. Research Scientist III, Stephanie, showed me around and talked about different lab instruments. They have lots of HPLC, UPLC, GC, and so many other analytical instruments. She was really polite and nice. I am still waiting on the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you work with HPLC before?   2 Answers
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    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AMRI.

    Interview

    HR Screen - Basic Questions. Very vague about what they do at the various sites
    Interview - 3 hours long with HR, department director, and various senior level scientists (chemists). Some of the older scientists are kind of stuck up.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiable

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    Senior Analytical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AMRI in October 2015.

    Interview

    I Applied online. Got a call from internal recruiter within 10 days. He asked about recent work experience and skills, expected pay and how soon I will be able to join the job. one week, later I got an email saying we are unable to utilize your particular talents at this time.

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    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    HR person contacted me first by phone. That was pretty straight forward HR related questions. Second interview was on phone with a Senior Scientist. That lasted for over an hour and it was mostly about previous research and a bit of technical know how. The last step was an onsite interview where i met a senior scientist followed by the guy in charge of that facility and the HR contact was also listening in through the conference call. The on site only lasted ~2 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a problem sheet, mostly one to two step transformations.   Answer Question
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    Senior Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AMRI.

    Interview

    Went to an open house for AMRI, had short interviews with several different employees. After 3 weeks, I received a letter in the mail saying that my skills could not be utilized.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Indianapolis, IN) in June 2015.

    Interview

    45 min phone screen with the senior scientist. Mostly discussion about organic chemistry and some technical questions. Then they flew me out to their on site location in which the section chief interviewed me in a conference call with HR from the Albany site. I got an offer the day later but turned it down as there was no relocation or room for negotiation.

    Interview Questions

    • Problem sheet with 1-2 step transformations. NMR problems. Anyone who had an A in sophomore Organic Chemistry would nail it.   Answer Question
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