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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated Mar 15, 2017
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    HR phone interview, Hiring manager phone interview, and then 30-45 min interviews with about 8 people onsite. They ask typical situational questions and then a series of technical questions. They got back to me with the status within 1 week. Overall, very cordial interview process.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    This is a wonderful company and while the interview process is lengthy, it is thorough and comprises team members from multiple departments. Everyone was passionate about their role and very professional in their approach.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in July 2016.

    Interview

    PrincetonOne was who they outsourced the screening part to. Talked to them twice, then the regional director on the phone for an hour and finally a face to face for an hour. Really strenuous process. I got cut the day after the face to face. Pretty standard questions. STAR format ones, strengths, weaknesses, teamwork questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Deceive a teammate that was difficult and how you worked with that person   Answer Question
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    Associate Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    It was total 3 rounds (one phone interview with hiring manager) followed by two rounds of in-person interview. Very cordial interviews which focussed on personality and experiences based on resume. Some questions on technicalities of a problem but overall the experience was great.

    Interview Questions

    • Working in team, responsibilities and leadership questions based on your resume experiences.   Answer Question
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    Associate Director of TA Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The Process took 4 months and required three rounds meeting twelve to fifteen people and a total 12 hours of interviewing plus the development of a 30-60-90-120 day plan before the 2nd round. There tend to be long gaps between each step. Lunch is provide but time to eat it is not given must interview with lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you attract the best of best to Ironwood knowing we pay below the 50% percentile in the pharmaceutical industry? How would you manage, track and build a pipeline   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    I met more than 12 people during my interviews, but all were pretty nice and answered my questions toward the end of each interview. The recruiter was great and kept in touch with me throughout the process and got me ready for my interviews and then gave me feedback afterward.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions were pretty straight forward, just be prepared to go into quite a bit of detail with some interviewers.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I asked for a little more in my base and they agreed to it.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Clinical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Newark, NJ) in August 2013.

    Interview

    4 hours, 12 managers 1 hour change room . one on one 2 separate times and a first phone screen . Several phone screens. The main part of the processing was all in one day

    Negotiation

    They're wasn't any

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    Human Resources Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of a great 30 minute phone session followed by onsite meetings of 30-45 minutes with many different people. Some questions were challenging but mostly the interviews were discussions. Gave me a good chance to really see the company from many different departments' perspectives. I really liked the people, their energy and how proud they were to be at Ironwood.

    Interview Questions

    • A few questions were outside of my area of expertise, but that was fine.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary screened in the first call to be sure I wasn't going to be way outside of their range, then my future manager talked it through with me so it was something I'd be happy with.

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    Research Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview with hiring manager, site interview with hiring manager and others in department. Also gave presentation

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Decided the job wasn't exciting enough

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    Development Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Had two phone interviews. Long on-site interview, meeting with 8-10 different people which includes a 1 hour presentation. Interview was more geared towards technical skills, past experience, etc...no behavior based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • provide a list of deliverables that you were required to accomplish, how did you go about completing those deliverables and describe the process.   Answer Question
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