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Allergan Interview Questions in Irvine, CA

Updated Jun 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (7)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, was reached out to by a recruiter, did not hear back for 2 weeks, was reached out to again to schedule on-site interviews which consisted of individual interviews with recruiter, hiring manager, director of different department, another director of a different department, then played the waiting game, then scheduled to meet with HR, received the offer

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have managing people?   1 Answer

  2.  

    EHS Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    In person interview with 4 different people. Each person it was 30 min or so interview just asking basic questions about my resume. The interviewers were nice and made me feel comfortable but did not ask in depth questions.

    Interview Questions

    • They looked over my resume but it was very obvious, it was the first time they have looked at my resume and did not ask any specific questions in regards to my experience. One question they all asked is how I got my experience in EH&S   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was conducted in a professional and structured manor. Met with a mix of peers, and senior personal. This was a good place to be interviewed at. The process was a mix of phone screens and one on one interviews

    Interview Questions


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    Account Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    there were first and second interview. The interviewers seem to really know the company's culture. one interview goes on about one hour and thirty minutes. First interview was only with 1 person. 2nd interview was with someone higher in the position and the interview was a little bit harder. they expect to hire someone with advanced Excel skills.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (6)  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, 1 month later had phone interview with recruiter and then hiring manager. One month later had on-site, which was 6 30-minute interviews, all one-on-one. Each person was assigned one portion of a long behavioral interview. All questions during the entire day were behavioral (ie, tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision). Also gave an hour presentation about previous scientific work. Lunch with 2-3 future co-workers at about the same level.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the most difficult decision you've made in your career; How do you motivate people; What is something you like about your current job; Tell me about a time you thought outside the box   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process was very thorough. It took a total of 4 months overall. I had an internal referral. I was first contacted by HR for an informal screening round. This was followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager. Following that, I had two on-site rounds - first with 5 people (hiring manager and other team members) and another with 2 people (VP of the department and HR again).

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been in a situation where you realized that you were only addressing a symptom of the problem rather than the problem itself?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate both salary as well as title.


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    Presented thru a recruiter. Phone screen, then 2 rounds of interviews at headquarters. Process and decision-making was smooth and quick.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes, able to negotiate using logic (ie sign on bonus, relocation, salary)

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    Professional, Archivist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was very organized and structured. Overall, very pleasant experience; interviews were on time and questions asked by each interviewer were fair and easy. I was confident with the position to which I was interviewing based on my skills & experience that I knew I had the job the moment I left.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an issue you've encountered and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview with Hr, then phone interview with hiring manager. After that, on-site interview with hiring manager, HR and 5 other folks that I would be working with on teams.

    Interview Questions

    • General interview questions, regarding why you want to leave current employer, provide experience related to job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Able to negotiate. Asked for more based on the scope of the work entailed based on interviews. It worked.


  10. Helpful (6)  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Allergan (Irvine, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a HR recruiter and told about the position and was asked to explain my experience that was related to the job. I had a phone interview with the hiring manager set up at the end of the call. Phone interview with the hiring manager consisted of job description and then had me walk through my experience on my resume and asked me to go into a little more detail on a few of my research projects. A few days later I was contacted for an on site interview. On site interview was all day 8-5 and consisted of six 1 hour 1:1 interviews, lunch with 4 other potential colleagues and I gave an hour seminar on my research. A few days later I got a call from recruiter to ask me how the interview went and a few days after that I got a call from HR and was told that an offer will be fedexed to my house.

    Interview Questions

    • All the 1:1 interviews were asked and expected to be answered in the STAR format. (describe the situation or task, describe the action you took, and describe the result). They were all situational. Like "tell me about a time you were give a project that you didn't have the expertise to complete".   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I felt the offer was very fair so I did not negotiate


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