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Alcimed Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2017
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ) in October 2016.

    Interview

    onsite, group interview (around 7 other candidates)
    1. Introduce yourself
    2. Ask questions about company and work
    3. Present 5-7 slides given to you, you need to assume that you are in front of client

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process took a few weeks. I was called into a group interview, where we presented an assigned topics, Then 3 separate interviews were done. After that, I returned a few weeks later for another round of one on one interviews. Then one skype interview with the CEO in France.

    Interview Questions

    • What qualities do you possess that would contribute to your success here?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Healthcare Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ).

    Interview

    it was a waste of time. they arent professional and inconsiderate. when i was called back for the 2nd round of interviews, one of the people forgot and i had to come back another time. its not even a consulting job, its more marketing.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied in December and was invited for a group interview in February (1h30 presentation of the company by the partner and project manager followed by 15 min one-on-one). Nothing too complicated - a 5 min presentation on 3-5 slides we had 10 min to prepare then mostly fit questions in the one on one. In March I was invited for a series of 3 thorough interviews with the partner and two project managers (1hr each). The questions were mostly fit but also aimed at judging critical thinking skills (e.g what do you think your biggest difficulty will be in your next job and why? ). Finally, I had a 1hr skype interview with one of the founder. I applied on 12/15/2015 and received the offer 3/30/2016. All my interactions with the team in Princeton and people at the headquarters were great and they answered honestly all my questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What project would you propose to help the company?
      How would you advise a European manufacturer of [your hobby] to enter the american market?
      How would your family/friends/colleagues describe you and why?   Answer Question

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    Healthcare Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Group interview - there were about 4 of us there. Asked what our motivations were for joining the company, then a Q&A session, followed by them giving us a presentation slide deck of about 5 slides and asking to prevent. Closed on a quick 5 minute chat with a consultant which was framed as an elevator pitch for ourselves and why we'd be a good fit for the company.

    Interview Questions

    • The end 5 minutes were a bit awkward - they don't ask questions but just ask you to "make your case", so prep that.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    "Healthcare Consultant" Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ).

    Interview

    I was contacted for a group interview multiple times at their Princeton site. After reading about the company and experiences of other people I felt this wasn't the right place for me and I told them that. They then had someone else call me to try and clarify some things which they did. So even though I read other interview experiences on glassdoor and they all had bad things to say I thought I'd give them a chance. I got their early and was told to just sit out in their "lounge" area with some magazines. The office was very sparse in the way of furniture, dark, and barely air conditioned (being the summer). Instead of the group interview, I turned out to be the only applicant there and had two interviews with the head of consulting and the head of business development. The consulting guy was French, really nice, and joked around a lot. It was during that particular interview I found out that I wasn't being interviewed for the consultant position I applied for, but as a business developer which is basically cold calling and sales, something I did not want to do. After about 45 minutes I saw the head of business development. This guy was German and did not comprehend english very well. On several occasions he told me he didn't understand some of the words I was saying and if I could rephrase or just re-say everything I just said. This guy was also much more stern, and I could tell right off that even if I did want the business developer job, I would not want to work for him. Towards the very end of the interview he kept asking me if I was still interested in the position and my answers were basically no since this is not what I applied for and this is not the work environment I want to be in. I left, heard back in a few weeks that I didn't get the position and resumed my life.

    Interview Questions

    • In one word describe what a close friend, an acquaintance, and an enemy would say about you   Answer Question

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    Business Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ) in December 2012.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through my university job posting website. Several days later I was contacted by HR and asked to fill out a short, 2-page application form, which contained questions about my motivations for working in the consulting sector, and why I was interested in Alcimed in particular. No hard questions, it was pretty straightforward. Three weeks after returning the filled out form, I was invited to a "group interview," in which myself and several other candidates for the position met with two of the company's senior employees. They started by having us ask questions about the company, and most of the interview the candidates were trying to get a feel for Alcimed's operations.

    The interviewers were French, and sometimes their English was difficult to understand. After we had finished asking questions, they randomly assigned us each a short (2-5 slide) powerpoint presentation to deliver based on previous consulting cases the firm had completed. They said "don't worry if you don't understand the content, just focus on the delivery." I think they were looking for people with good sales skills. It definitely felt like a competition, and the atmosphere was nervous and somewhat stifling. They didn't provide much feedback, simply thanked each of us and went to the next presenter. After the presentations we met with them each for one-on-one interviews which were brief (5-10min).

    I felt after the interview that they do most of their screening at the "group interview" stage, rather than at the resume stage. I felt that they had gone through a large pool of applicants already, because they generally seemed somewhat disinterested in us all during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • At the end of the one-on-one interview, my interviewer asked me for a "punchline" by which he could remember me and that would make me stand out among the rest of the applicants. After 2-3 hours of interaction, I felt disappointed that he needed a punchline to remember me by, and the question caught me by surprise. I have to say the entire experience was a bit strange. I felt afterwards that I had failed to make an impression on them.   Answer Question
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    R & D, Marketing and Strategy Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Alcimed (Princeton, NJ) in October 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was held in a group of 7. It was scheduled to be 2 hrs on site at their new office in Princeton and there were 2 consultants holding the interview. We started with the basic "tell me about yourself" questions. After that, we were allowed to ask questions about the company and the positions (It turned out that they recruited us for slightly different positions than we technically applied to). They did a poor job at answering questions and I got a pretty bad impression of the company. We were then given a small deck of power point slides and 5 min to prepare a 3 min presentation. It was painful. The slides were from previous projects they had worked on in France. Their English was terrible and it was obviously directly translated from French. My slides had grammatical errors and incoherent sentences. It was so bad that I had problems understanding the overall presentation. After the presentation, you get a few min with one of the consultants for more questions. The consultant I ended up with didn't ask me any questions and just sat there while I just talked. It was very odd. I head later that the other consultant asked questions and was more engaging during the 1:1 interview part.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcimed.

    Interview

    Brief presentation of you, what you've done previously (30seconds), then presentation in english (they provide the slides and you just have to present, 5-10min preparation, 2min presentation), and then 3 minutes to convince (face to face with one of the interviewers)

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to come to Alcimed? Why are you suited for this company?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cologne (Germany)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcimed (Cologne (Germany)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Having read all of the negative reviews on Glassdoor I was quite apprehensive going into my group interview at Alcimed. Both of the interviewers were very nice and allowed for a long session of questions about the company. However, all of the negative comments turned out to be true and the whole recruitment process was somewhat bizarre and didn't test, in my opinion, any of the skills necessary to be a good consultant i.e. analytical skills, problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills. First, we had a few minutes to briefly introduce ourselves, which was all fine, followed by a lengthy Q&A session about the company, which was somewhat useful although not all that insightful. We were then given a set of approx. 6 slides to read in 5 mins and then present in 3 mins (absolutely nothing to solve). The slides were from previous projects and so presumably had been presented to clients in the past. The slides were ridden with spelling mistakes and words incorrectly used. To make matters worse, during our presentations the phone kept ringing and a man entered the office to deliver bottled water, making a great deal of noise. At the end, we were given a form to fill in, that included a lot of basic information (name, age, etc.) and our motivation for joining the firm, which I felt that I'd already addressed in my application and cover letter making the whole form completely redundant. In summary, if you want to get through the first round, look as enthusiastic as possible presenting the slides and ask as many questions as possible about the company, even if you've done your research, as the only thing that they're testing in the first round is your ability to present convincingly and whether or not you express interest in the firm by asking plenty of questions in the Q&A session.

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