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Duke Clinical Research Institute Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2017
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    Senior Business Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    A DCRI recruiter initially contacted me via LinkedIn in early March 2017, and sent my resume to the hiring manager. Within a few days, a phone interview was scheduled with the hiring manager. The hiring manager never called during the date/time scheduled, and I immediately contacted the recruiter, and a new phone interview was rescheduled. The second time, the phone interview was occurred as scheduled, and went pretty well. The hiring manager requested an in-person interview, and human resources sent a date/time for the interview.

    A day before the interview, HR contacted me because the hiring manager was sick, and would be unavailable for the interview, and the interview was rescheduled. I received the new date/time, and a confirmation email that provided directions to the company, and a list of people that would interview me. The list consisted of 5 people over a 3 hour time period. They told me to park in the building parking lot and get my parking ticket validated. I arrived 45 minutes early, but unfortunately, there was a major event going on that day and that parking lot and all the other parking lots were full. DCRI is located in downtown Durham, NC, and when the parking lots are full, there is only street parking for 2 hours at most, and I parked about 5 blocks away in one of those spots, and prayed that my car wouldn't get towed or a ticket. Was definitely glad that I arrived early!

    The interview occurred on March 23rd 2017th, and the first part lasted 1 hour, and was the hiring manager that I spoke with during the phone interview, and another team member that was recently hired. He described the IT department, where his department fit into the organization, the dynamics of his team, and the responsibilities of each section. We discussed my technical background, and they asked me questions concerning what I would do concerning events that could possibly be encountered. I left with a thorough understanding of the IT organization, but wasn’t sure where I would fit in on the team. I answered most questions concisely and thought I did a good job. The second interview lasted for 1 hour with the Business Analyst team managers, who I would be working with on projects. We discussed my business analyst background, and I also felt it went really well.

    The last interview lasted about 45 minutes, and was with the same hiring manager that had interviewed me earlier. He asked additional questions, and wrapped up the interview. He stated that they would follow-up shortly. I have interviewed many times for positions, and overall, I felt I did a great job.

    After the interview, I followed up with team members to say thanks, etc. After not hearing anything from the recruiters after a few weeks, I contacted the recruiter who initially contacted me for the position. She was apologetic and stated that she would contact the hiring manager to get some feedback. 2 months later, I still haven't heard any feedback from the company after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical Cognos Business Intelligence Administration questions. There were a few SQL questions such as what is an Inner and Outer Join.   1 Answer

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Applied to position through a recruiter. Scheduled to interview with 5 people (as a group interview), 2 were actually present. Asked standard questions about background, experience, etc.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    Phone interview with senior managers then brought in for a group interview with senior managers and two ADs. Seemed to be a pretty typical interview process for this type of job. However, one of the ADs seemed to have a problem with me taking off from my career in the past to care for my kids. He asked if I was planning to do that again and pointed out that his wife had kids and didn't take off from her job.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Can you tell us about your experience with technology and managing projects?   1 Answer

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Raleigh, NC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    There was a project manager and business analysts in the same meeting. Some of the questions they asked were very irrelevant. It took them forever to get back just to say they hired somebody else. They do not seem to have good organization in the company. The group seems very disoriented. I noticed that the project manager was recording the interview-even though she did not ask for permission.

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    Media Production Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview came in 2 parts. A phone screening and a series of group interviews with their marketing team. For the most part, it was conversational. Everyone was very friendly and easy to talk to, though some were better at the process than others. At the time I interviewed the department was still very new and charting new territory. I was not offered the position due to lack of experience in the clinical research field. I wouldn't hesitate to work with their team and enjoyed the interview, which took between 3-4 hours time.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    Pretty laid back, standard questions, asked about circumstances fitted for temporary work. Previous experience and accomplishments. Group interview by 2 other assistants, and section manager. Asked questions about my resume, work experience, leadership experience, why I wanted to the position, what my preferred scheduling was.

    Second part of interview after receiving job was about pay. Pretty straightforward evaluation of previous experience and pay was previously stated so not much wiggle room.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you deal with a stressful, difficult situation involving X experience?   Answer Question

    Duke Clinical Research Institute Response

    Nov 24, 2015 – Clinical Recruiter

    Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad to hear the process was a positive one for you. While we strive to provide a competitive salary for our employees, compensation here is a part of a total rewards... More


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    Clinical Research Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in September 2015.

    Interview

    It was one interview. I did not get to meet my manager. I had a phone interview through DCRI recruiter. Then I had a interview with DCRI Managers. The entire process took three weeks.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Programmer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in August 2015.

    Interview

    DCRI was in no rush to progress with interviews. I received most of my information due to followup emails. The reply time for each communication is normally within one business day but some receive no replies at all. Each interview was normally scheduled at least a week out with several weeks between interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Duke Clinical Research Institute Response

    Dec 1, 2015 – CHRO

    Thank you for sharing your experience about your interview. At the DCRI, we have committed to improving our interviewing and hiring experience and have recently provided our managers with new... More


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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The overall process is too long. It can sometimes take up to 4 months to get a really talented candidate in the door. Most people who are serious about full-time employment opportunities have either accepted another opportunity or have drawn the conclusion that it is an dead end.

    Interview Questions

    Duke Clinical Research Institute Response

    Sep 8, 2015 – Clinical Recruiter

    Thank you for providing feedback about your recent interview with the DCRI. I am pleased to hear you accepted our offer and hope that you are enjoying your new position. We do know the candidate... More


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    Clinical Trials Coordinator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Duke Clinical Research Institute (Durham, NC) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, received email from HR rep, scheduled face to face interview for a week later. Received confirmation within minutes of where and who I was interviewing with. Also received benefit information, directions to the facility. Very helpful

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Duke? What are your most familiar therapeutic areas? How many years experience do you have in the field?   Answer Question

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