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Astellas Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2017
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Astellas.

    Interview

    Started off the with standard HR phone screen. Received a follow-up email that I had been selected to move forward in the process and I needed to go onto the site and complete an application. Within 12 hrs of receiving the email, I logged into the site and was greeted with the "you are no longer being considered" message. When I contacted their Candidate Care Line to ask what happened, I was told "apparently someone changed their mind." The direct email informing me that I was no longer being considered didn't arrive until four days later.

    If this is how they treat candidates, how do they treat their employees?

    Interview Questions

    • There were no surprising questions.   1 Answer

  2.  

    Senior Medical Information Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Northbrook, IL) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Three step process which involved a phone call with a representative who asked a series of standard questions. The representative did not know anything beyond the job description. This call followed with a 45 minute phone interview with the hiring manager. If you do well, you will get invited on-site for a 2.5 hour interview with a series of individuals from the medical information department. Each interview lasted 30 minutes, aside from a 45 minute interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Astellas (San Diego, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I was recruited through a company, the entire process took a little longer than a week. The interview process consisted of a phone interview (brief) and a longer interview (2h) where I met the lab and toured the facility

    Interview Questions

    • What are your short-term and long-term goals?   Answer Question
    • What is your experience with X? Would you feel comfortable doing X by yourself?   Answer Question
    • What has your previous research experience taught you?   Answer Question

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Northbrook, IL).

    Interview

    Screening call with a recruiter who was less knowledgable about the job and just typed my responses to some key questions. Then a brief phone interview with the hiring manager followed by an all-day face-to-face interview. I've heard it's common to have an eight hour interview schedule with them. Bring water even though they offer some. The water they give is room temp, and they don't sell bottled water anywhere in the building. They should work in at least one break and some time to eat. If they schedule lunch with an interviewer you're meeting for the first time, ask if they can work 15min in to eat and recharge. It's not ideal to answer interview questions between bites. And after talking all morning, you'll be hungry.

    Interview Questions

    • When I'm debriefing with the other interviewers and we're identifying our top picks, what can I say sets you apart from the rest?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your job history and what brought you to this position.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    HR was flexible with my start date. I was satisfied with the offer and didn't need to negotiate.


  5.  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Astellas (Northbrook, IL) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Thorough and organized. Had four people lined up back to back. Interviewers were prepared and on time. They all spoke very highly of the company and seemed to enjoy working there.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker and how you handled it.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Medical Affairs Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Telephone, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Telephone, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I was called by ADP (Automatic Data Processing). The call was recorded. The vendor was unable to answer any questions, knew nothing about the company, and was working from a checklist of questions. Two weeks after the interview I was told that the job was no longer available, by email. The entire process was completely impersonal. I scheduled my interview online after being prompted by an email.

    Interview Questions


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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Northbrook, IL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Lengthy, but well organized. Interviewers were friendly, knowledgeable. Good culture, great benefits.
    Lengthy, but well organized. Interviewers were friendly, knowledgeable. Good culture, great benefits.
    Lengthy, but well organized. Interviewers were friendly, knowledgeable. Good culture, great benefits.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Northbrook, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was a bit disorganized, took a long time to go through process and find dates. Conflicting feedback and at times no feedback while waiting to hear something

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Northbrook, IL) in December 2012.

    Interview

    6 people interview; executive medical director, marketing/commercial team member/ HR/project manager/another medical director
    no unexpected questions

    Interview Questions

    • Standard question although could not connect with marketing team member   Answer Question

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    Manufacturing Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Astellas (Norman, OK) in May 2012.

    Interview

    During the interview process i was asked about my prior experience in manufacturing pharmaceuticals. I was then asked if i felt i was qualified for the job. I was asked what experience i have in a production environment, and if i had made any accomplishments at my prior job

    Interview Questions


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