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Amgen Scientist Interview Questions in Los Angeles, CA

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Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Amgen (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2016.

Interview

It was long and tiring but good. It was whole day interview process. I was taken to dinner at the end of interview. Overall a great experience. Amgen is a great compamy

Interview Questions

  • my plans for next 5 years. some general questions. Some scientific questions. Overall everyone was nice and welcoming. Its a big company.   1 Answer

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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview first and then on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    • What you will do if you are not agree with your manager or your college?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (9)  

    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Process began by being contacted by a principal scientist about scheduling a phone interview. Had phone interview later that day, which was very positive and included a discussion about my current research projects. Then got contacted a month later about scheduling an on-site interview. Flew out the day before, had dinner that night, with interview the next day. Interview consisted of a research presentation (1 hr), followed by a series of 1-1 interviews throughout the day. Really enjoyed the interview process overall. Never felt any tough pressure, it was more just an intense, dynamic discussion of science all day. Interview was very technical, and also included discussion about what life was like at Amgen.

    Interview Questions

    • "Walk me through your rationale for the enhanced stereoselectivity in your process with your new set of conditions."   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Call from HR alerting me of an offer. Follow up call from director congratulating me on offer. Thought it over the weekend with another pending offer, then accepted the Amgen offer.

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    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview first, which was followed about 7-10 days later with an offer to come visit Thousand Oaks. I gave a seminar and interviewed all day. Everyone I spoke with was very positive, but I did get asked a lot of tough questions. About 10 days after interviewing I received an offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • If I called your boss right now and asked him what is an area that you could improve on, what would he say?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was more than I expected so no negotiation was necessary.


  4. Helpful (5)  

    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    phone interview by the hiring manager first, and after a week I was informed for on-site interview
    on-site interview, I need to give a 45 min presentation. 1:1 interview with many scientists. the final interview was with the hiring manager. the hiring manager was nice in the morning to me, but after my presentation, which I think I did a good job with, she became not that nice. At that time I already felt my chance to get the offer was slim. Now I realized she would like me to talk about my PhD work, not my postdoc research.
    Anyway, good experience although I didn't get the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • mainly technical questions. for example, why do you choose a kinase, which have broad range of functions, as you drug screening target?   Answer Question

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    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    The interview usually take a full day. If you can do a presentation, it would be help. You will meet the hire manager and directors. You also will be able to meet few associate level people.


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    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Straightforward, single site visit, no real phone interview. Gave lecture and then met for 1-1 interviews. End of day was dinner and tour and offer went out 2 weeks later

    Interview Questions

    • No challenging questions at all. Mostly technical conversations about my scientific lecture   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Would not negotiate. Offer stood as is.


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    First present my research presentation for 45 min, then take questions and answer for 10-15 min.
    Personal (1:1) interview with about 8 scientists, and finally talk with vice president. In the meantime,
    you will also talk with HR regarding general benefits. You will also have a lunch and dinner with 2-3
    scientists.

    Interview Questions

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