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Merck Interview Questions

Updated May 6, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    After I submitted my application, there was about a 2 week period until I had a phone interview with HR. About 2 weeks later, I had a request for an on-site interview (2 sessions of 2 interviewers each). They made the decision quickly, and I was notified a few weeks later.

    After I accepted the offer I still had to undergo a background check, drug test, and medical clearance.

    Interview Questions

    • Example: Describe a time where you had to work with someone who didn't get along with you.

      Most of the questions were generic interview questions.  
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    Genetics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    Was emailed by the PI about 2 months after submitting an online application. After the email we set up a time for a phone interview the following week, where we discussed the important aspects of the internship and then the interviewer asking a few technical questions. It didn't seem too important to answer the questions correctly, as much as it was for the interviewer to follow your thought process.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    I first received an email from the program director and then was contact by a phone call interview. I was basically asked to describe my previous lab and project experiences. I was also asked to describe some of lab techniques listed on my resume.

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    Mechanical Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Point, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Merck (West Point, PA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Notified by phone and e-mail. Needed to take a three hour on line test, completed test within 2 and a half hours. Then interviewed two days later at the Merck plant. Interview was very informative and enjoyable. Shown around work area and the offices of the department which job pertained too.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you proceed on making a monthly or weekly MP on a certain machine ?   Answer Question

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    Engineering Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    A day long process, Interview consisted of 4 group interviews with 3-4 interviewers each and 1 site tour. People were friendly. Questions were a mix of position related technical questions and behavioral questions.

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    Quality Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Merck (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    A very inefficiently conducted and unnecessarily long process. Several weeks would go by between each and every step of the process. Travel arrangements were not forwarded to me until the day before I was expected to travel. I expected better from a company like Merck.

    Interview Questions

    • 'behavioral' questions to assess cultural fit. though I was pleased that they allowed time at the end for me to ask questions of them.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    Comprised of a 30 min WebEx interview. Mostly behavioral questions and questions about my resume. There was one trick questions to see what my thought process was. Still, not very difficult.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    I applied online through the Merck website. I was emailed by a head manager wanting to interview me specifically. An interview time was set up, and I spoke with the scientist I would directly be working with for the summer. We discussed my research projects, and then they discussed what the summer project might be like. I was called back in a week saying I had gotten the job.

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    Scientist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    Applied online on through chem jobs on acs website, offered Screening interview, same evening I was called and told I am selected for Onsite interview which was scheduled in the next couple weeks. It was a one and half day interview which included 30 minute presentations and one on one with 8-10 people(including managers at various levels)

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly technical questions. Behavioral questions only during the screening interview   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Merck (Charlotte, NC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Two hour interview, four 30 min interviews. Went pretty well. Very friendly employee's. They really ask questions just to get to know you. More of a personality interview. Really laid back interview.

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