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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in February 2015.

Interview

Interview process was overall very friendly and insightful, with most of the questions being pertinent to the position. Some interviewers were very prickly, however, and asked hyper-specific questions about processes outside of the position being interviewed for. If you go in and know your own resume and the factors that they're looking for in the position, it shouldn't be too stressful.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time you fixed an experiment relating to the position?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Amgen

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Amgen (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Involved basic but fundamental questions about chemistry/biochemistry background. They wanted a plan about my future etc, (i.e where do you see yourself 5 years down the line).

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was difficult or unexpected.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very straight-forward. I asked for their offer and sent in my preference and they agreed.


  2. Helpful (5)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted shortly after I submitted my resume to a recruiting company. I had 1 phone interview that was roughly an hour. I was then invited to a half day interview, where I toured the campus and had 5 one on one interviews that lasted roughly 30-45 minutes each. I was hired one week later, and begin week after that. Over all the process was smooth and efficient

    Interview Questions

    • I received many technical questions regarding my work with proteins, DNA, etc. I was asked to explain in depth any research projects I have been apart of any publications of which I am a co-author   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Wast any negotiation because it was a temp. position, but I was happy with the salary

  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

    First was a phone screen by HR followed by a scheduled full day interview at the head quarters in Thousand Oaks. This is unusual now since most hiring is done at the SF site for SF workers but some people may still need to travel to S. CA to interview. I was scheduled all day from 8-5 and over lunch so I barely ate anything. Definitely ask to see the labs, with any lab job this is one of the most important interview questions. We currently would never hire anyone for a lab job that doesn't have any interest in seeing the labs during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to define pKa and give an example of the pKa of an acid. It was very straight forward.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They gave me a low salary and I was able to negotiate $5000 more based on average pay for the position in the area.


  4.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amgen in May 2017.

    Interview

    Brief hour long in person or phone interview followed by a half day of meeting and interviewing with the team. Met 2-4 people for half an hour at a time over the course of four hours. Over all this was a pleasant experience and allowed me to get a good idea for who I'd be working with and what the job would be like.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Amgen (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Met with the research head, the team head as well as potential future colleagues for half a day at Immunex's HQ (Immunex was not part of Amgen at that time) in Seattle

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Got in through a referral . The interview was very easy and basic. Not much to worry about they only check your communication skills.

    Reasons for Declining

    I got other better offers.


  7.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amgen in December 2010.

    Interview

    phonescreen not hard, hopefully onsite will come along

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amgen (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Sehr unvorbereitete Interviewer.

    Die Stimmung war etwas komisch, ich hatte das Gefühl, dass gar keine Fragen vorbereitet wurden. Ich kam mir vor wie der Interviewer. Es wurde sehr vage erzählt, was der spätere Job beinhaltet. Es wurde leider wenig Interesse an meiner Person gezeigt. Keine Detailfragen zur Expertise.
    Für eine so renommierte Firma fand ich es sehr unstrukturiert und unprofessionell.

    Stimmung war generell ok. Die Kollegen untereinander gingen nett und respektvoll miteinander um. Es gab Kaffee und Kekse und eine Führung durch die Labore gab es auch.

    Leider erst auf Nachfrage kam die Rückmeldung der Firma. 2 Wochen später als vereinbart..

    Verbesserungsvorschlag:
    -Ein paar Fragen vorbereiten.
    -Zum vereinbarten Zeitpunkt absagen

    Interview Questions

    • Wie funktioniert ein BITE?
      Erzählen Sie was über sich.   Answer Question

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