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Forest Laboratories Interview Questions

Interviews at Forest Laboratories

66 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories (Hartford, CT) in May 2013.

    Interview

    A long drawn out interview process for what seemed like an entry level position. Hiring managers seemed very cocky and not very welcoming. I felt like I should have been interviewing for a specialty position. Plus they wanted you to train for 4 weeks on 3 drugs on top of driver training

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult thing to do was to develop a sales process after reviewing some data for 5 minutes and then you had another 10 to plan the day.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    It seemed like a lateral move to me, but for someone just starting their career it would probably be a good company.


  2.  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories.

    Interview

    3 interviews. Possibly a ride along with a current employee. Typical pharma questions but little to no pharmaceutical experience is wanted. They love enterprise and copier reps. Strong closes and focus on hard sell of the products.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No

  3.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories (Long Island City, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewing process was 1st an hour phone interview, then i was invited for a regular in 3 weeks. Interview lasted 3 hours. Interviewer was very pleasant and not intimidating.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing out of scope. They really want to see that you know how to sell.   Answer Question

  4.  

    No Offer

    Interview

    Was contacted for over the phone interview. Invited to face to face after a couple of days had passed from the phone interview. Face to Face was a lot of behavioral based questions conducted at a local hotel. They also asked a lot of question about the type of person I was.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I received a call from a local manager, we played phone tag for a few weeks, then he finally called me back and invited me for an in person interview, and we skipped the phone interview. The interview was in a hotel conference room, they told me about the company, position, asked me interview questions, then I did a role play, which consisted of selling a fake drug to a fake doctor. They're really just trying to see your sales style with this exercise.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lancaster, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories (Lancaster, PA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview and second, onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to review their products in a fifteen minute time frame to do a sales pitch. After giving me three minutes, instead of fifteen, they brought me in and I bombed.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories in June 2011.

    Interview

    The process took longer than expected. Very positive attitudes and welcoming interview process. Had to interview with a few different managers that asked the same questions. Be prepared to answer questions about system experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They offered what I was asking.

  8.  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories (Jersey City, NJ) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Pretty unprofessional and quick. they have anyone at hand doing the interview so don't stress it

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Budget Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories (Jersey City, NJ) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview/ in person interview hired temp to perm . Temp for 6 months and hired perm. Salary wasnt all that great.

    Negotiation

    no room for wiggling , took a long time for them to finally come back with a number.


  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forest Laboratories in December 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process went well. I met 3 people that I would work with, spent about 15 minutes with each of them

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall anything specifically unexpected; the process was fairly easy. I felt confident that I did my best and ended up getting hired.   Answer Question

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