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AMRI Research Scientist II Interview Questions

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Research Scientist II Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AMRI.

Interview

Initial HR screen, then phone interview with chemist who had researched my papers and asked a series of questions about my work a long with various chemistry questions, safety questions, which reagent would you use, what type of product would be formed from various reactions… After the phone screen I completed an onsite interview that consisted of a 45 min presentation and then several one on one interviews with both chemists and HR.

Interview Questions

  • The phone screen took about 1.5 hours and was much more in depth that most companies.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Very small negotiation was possible.

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    Research Scientist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rensselaer, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AMRI (Rensselaer, NY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    There was a 30 min telephonic interview , all technical questions. After 2 weeks I got a call from HR for on site interview, they asked me to prepare 45 min presentation. They have called all labs for presentation(30) chemist and manager. Then there was individual interview including HR, hiring manager and future colleagues for 30 min each. It was schedule for 8 AM to 3PM including lunch with colleague. After last interview HR suppose to meet me and call taxi to air port, she was busy and she passed message to me taxi is called please go to main gate. I went to gate and waited 1 hour for taxi, security gourd call two time to HR to make sure taxi is called and she says yes. At last I asked for taxi phone number she gave me and I called taxi and within 5 min taxi came, I asked taxi why you did not came before and he says no one called me I was free from last two hours, that was really disappointed why they lied to me, I would of miss my flight. HR is lier. After 3 weeks I wrote followup email and they replied me we are still considering you but your expectation is too high, I wrote them I did not gave any figure how do you know my expectation? Send me your salary range I will think if its suitable for me. They sent me regret letter.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing special all was basic questions related to job what you are doing now.   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Overall the interview process wasn't difficult. They made arrangements to have me stay overnight at a Hotel and even reimbursed all my travelling expenses; seemed like a pretty first class organization. The interview itself was pretty straight forward; no presentation required, though you had the option to do one. It was a series of half hour interviews with various scientists, a director and a HR rep. Questions were pretty standard behavioral and technical questions. Be prepared to talk about your previous work.

    Also worth noting, they offer a really nice relocation package...I guess that is to lure you in as their pay is way below industry standards.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Really low offer. To put it perspective, another company I interviewed with had a range of 70-80k, AMRI's range was 53-65K. i was offered 53 on the phone but the actual letter had 49k.


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    Research Scientist II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in May 2012.

    Interview

    thorough interview with HR and hiring manager and other lab staff. full day interview with lunch provided at the cafeteria. good hr presentation. good equipment but crowded lab space.

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    Research Scientist II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Typical interview questions, such as what is your 5 years plan? what is your 15 years plan? What do you like most and least about your previous employer? What are you looking for?

    Interview Questions

    • What is your 15 years plan? Because 15 years are too long. I never think about that.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay


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    Research Scientist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Albany, NY) in February 2010.

    Interview

    great

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    tough


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    Research Scientist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AMRI (Singapore (Singapore)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Online application by sending in resume through email. Got a reply from HR a few days later and arranged for an interview. The interview session is roughly 2 hours which split into 4 sessions from HR (Hiring manager), Director, and 2 groups of research scientists. Waited for about 2 weeks and got the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Not really as long as you prepare. The questions are mostly common and can be google around.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation done as the salary meet my expectation. Try to search around the range of salary of the position applied to avoid disappointment and over estimation of expected salary.


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