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Biogen Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Neurology Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Biogen.

    Interview

    Phone screen. General questions
    Interview questions. Google the
    Star or SOAR interview questions were used in the interview.
    How you would handle certain situations in the job, within the team and with your customers.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked STAR interview questions   Answer Question
    • How did you handle a difficult situation with a partner, boss or teammate?   Answer Question
    • If I asked your manager to describe you, what would he tell me?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to choose between right and wrong?
      What did you choose? What was the outcome?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Manager, Medical Affairs Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Took about a month, great process throughout. Heard first from a recruiter, then we had an on-site interview with potential manager, medical directors, and colleagues. This interview was in Cambridge and was informative and illuminating.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Offer via phone, then official offer via email. Recruiter walked me through the offer on the phone, very helpful.

  3.  

    Vendor Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Biogen (Boston, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    One phone interview and one face to face . Pretty quick response, they paid for my flight to and from the interview. Had lunch with the director, great people and great locations

    Interview Questions

    • Strengths ? Weaknesses ? Basic standard interview questions.   1 Answer

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    HR called first to discuss the position, compensation package, and working authority. The hiring manager met me in person afterwards. They seemed that they needed someone to fill the position urgently. However, they suddenly became silent and updated me the status until 3 months later when I sent an email to the manager. They organized a one-day on-site interview (totally five candidates for this position). On-site interview included seminar plus meeting with current employees.

    Interview Questions

    • describe how you manage people if they don't perform well.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    A mix of technical and behavioral questions, focused on personality fit for the group. Senior people were welcoming and professional. Explained expectations for the role pretty well. However, communication with HR and scheduling seemed challenging. HR sent to wrong building address for interview.

    Interview Questions

    • how to manage conflicts regarding ownership of projects amongst team-members in a team.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Associate Scientist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed by phone first and a couple weeks later went on-site. Everyone was pleasant and accommodating. I was required to do a 30 minute presentation for the group I would be working with. Everyone asked questions and were very interested about my work.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when things didn't work as you expected them to work and how did you reacted?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (5)  

    Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    After two phone interviews, they invited me for an onsite interview. I was told they had invited 3 candidates for onsite interviews and we were all coming over the course of a week. It was a pretty typical experience. Six hours of back-to-back 30 min interviews with me giving a one hour seminar on my doctoral research. Everybody was very nice. They asked alot of questions during my seminar but they always seemed to be out of genuine curiosity/interest. Ultimately, I was not given an offer, but I can only say good things about the experience. It was my first interview (I haven't graduated yet), and I didn't really have a good sense of what I was getting myself into, and I'm sure I seemed very inexperienced, and as though I was in over my head, which is a very fair assessment. The whole process was a great learning experience for me. Everybody went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, and once they were decided, they did send me probably the most polite rejection email ever (which was also very personalized--parts of it may have been a form letter, but much of it was clearly written specifically for me--which just seemed way more considerate than one could expect from such a prestigious company). Very warm and inviting environment.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Phone screening with hiring manager, the questions were intelligent and the information shared gave me a sense of the company from the start. Followed by in-person interviews with the hiring manager, next level up management, peers of the hiring manager and peers in my position. Everyone was welcoming, their questions were thoughtful, and their answers to my questions helped me decide I really want to work here.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a challenge that you faced in a job and how did you approach the challenge and deal with it?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (6)  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Biogen (Cambridge, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out to me (resume was on file and my skills matched an available position). Phone screen with HR for 30 minutes. This was a casual conversation which had me discuss my resume in a little more detail. Next step was a phone screen with the hiring manager who talked more about the job and asked specific technical questions. Then I was invited onsite for an all day interview that consisted of seven 30 to 45 minute 1 on 1 interviews with department team members and other individuals that would be interacting with the role.

    Interview Questions

    • A mix of technical and behavioral questions. Mostly revolved around my resume and digging deeper for specific examples. Every interviewer was different but they were not there to try and stump you.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process begins with a call with Human Resources and then an in person interview with members of the team. The in person interview can be with two or three people and they will most likely be supervisory level employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you were supervising a team member and the employee was not performing well, how did you manage it?   1 Answer

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Pros: “Fellow staff member were easy to get on with and welcomed me with open arms. Line manager was easy to get to know and point me in the right direction.”“Fellow staff member were easy to get on with and welcomed me with open arms. Line manager was easy to get to know and point me in the right direction.” – Full Review

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