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Genzyme Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

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    Associate Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    HR put my travel, car service and hotel itinerary together so that part was a breeze! I had 6 half-hour interviews where each of the interviewers came to the conference room I sat in. All in all, it was a good day if not a bit hurried - especially during lunch, it's difficult to interview and eat a ham sandwich at the same time. That was a bit too rushed and awkward.

    Interview Questions

    • Most people I talked to asked how I handled conflicts within a group or on a team, especially where two or more people had very different points of view and were equally passionate about their respective viewpoints.   2 Answers

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (Framingham, MA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    First contacted for a recruiter phone screening then a Hiring manager phone interview. Next I was scheduled for a full afternoon interviewing with the department leadership (met with 4 individually).
    Once the interviews are complete they gather as a hiring team and compare/discuss the candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to work with a "difficult" person... how did you handle it... what was the outcome.   Answer Question

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    Science Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    Phone screening followed by invitation for on-site interview about a week later. Mostly behavioral questions: do you prefer to work alone or in a group, would you prefer constant supervision or do you like to learn methods one time and try them by yourself, etc. A few very basic questions regarding my experience listed on my resume.

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    Telephone screen with HR followed by hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Not difficult but was asked how does one respond when others do not cooperate.   Answer Question

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    Procurement Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (Framingham, MA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Telephone screen with HR very informative group and helpful with details on the position and the interview expectations.

    Actual Hiring Manager was pompous, condescending, and combative and raising the tone of his voice to me. Interrupted every statement with your not answing my question, when you have not had the chance to finish,,,

    Stated he thought I was reading from a book. I have 25+ years experience. I broke the steps down, the activities, the resolutions, the results and the findings, he questioned my answers because I did not state "I" did the work,,, how does one explain all these steps if one was not involved in all these steps???

    The HR department needs to review HOW TO INTERVIEW with this guy, his title says Director, which I cannot believe he has the skills to be at this level with the interview I was given.

    Only twice in all my years did I have to stop an interview and exit, once when I was being harrassed and this one when I was being insulted!

    Interview Questions

    • why do you speak in the third person, you sound like you are reading from a book,,,,,   1 Answer

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    Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (Allston, MA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    It was a lot of disconnect between the scheduler and the hiring managers. The schedule with different time zone and no one was on the right page. It took a slow process to get just a phone screen interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The most challenging task that I have encountered?   1 Answer

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    Sales Representiative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (Charleston, SC) in June 2011.

    Interview

    4 interviews with multiple personel process took a long time.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Prefer to be outside.


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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (Waltham, MA) in December 2008.

    Interview

    Human resources very professional but hiring process beyond that rather erratic. At scientist level expects full day or close to it with seminar presentation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very straightforward benefits package and pay offer satisfactory


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