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Merck Quality Specialist Interview Questions

Interviews at Merck

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Quality Specialist Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Merck (West Point, PA) in June 2012.

Interview

Phone interview by HR. After week face to face interview. After one week job offer. After acceptance around 3 weeks for background check.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

Accept whatever offer. A good offer.

Other Interview Reviews for Merck

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    Quality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Merck in January 2011.

    Interview

    typical interview, with meeting with colleagues, and management. Met with HR over the phone. had to fly to the location, took a long time for them to make a decision, typical we need to hire quickly, then takes months to offer you the job.

    Interview Questions


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    Quality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Merck in November 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online in mid-October. It took them one month to contact me and call me in for an interview. HR called me and we went over my resume. She said that she was impressed with my resume and that I'm overqualified for this position, considering that I was doing pretty much the same job. At the time, I was a contractor for Merck working at the same site. At the end of HR screening, she said that she will contact me within a couple of days to set up an interview. After a couple of days has passed, I haven't heard from her. After a week, I reached out to her. Then another week went by, I reached out to her again. At that moment, I didn't feel like reaching out to her again. Then she reached out to me and apologized for not responding. She said that if she hears anything from the hiring manager, she will reach out to me ASAP. Later that day, an administrative assistant reached out to me and set up an in-person interview for the following week.

    During this interview, I met with 3 interviews (who would be co-workers) and the hiring manager. I had a 1:1 with an interviewer and hiring manager, and a group panel with 2 other interviewers. I thought the interview went well and they were impressed. Everyone was very friendly and the hiring manager was very upbeat. However, my gut feeling tells me that they would not think I will be a good fit for this group simply because of my age (late 20's). Everyone here is at least in the early 40's to mid 60's. If given the job offer, I would be working with those who could potentially be my parent. Because I was working for Merck as a contractor, I knew that a majority of the employees here are older and they tend to be biased.

    After this interview, I haven't heard from the hiring manager for a month. She called my work number out of the blue to tell me that they decided to go with another candidate because she had more experience, which might be true. But I find that odd considering that I was told that they were impressed with my qualifications and that I was overqualified for this role. I thought being over qualified is a good thing? I felt that they were giving me false hopes and the entire process was PAINFUL. People take too long to make their decisions and they can lose great candidates from a lot of inactions.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me about your experience at Merck? Can you tell me what is your experience with adverse events? Can you describe a situation where you deal with a difficult coworker? Can you explain a situation where you were faced with a situation and how did you remedy this situation?   Answer Question
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    Quality Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Merck (West Point, PA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was a gauntlet of sorts - I met with 3 different hiring managers at 3 different times. They asked a bunch of questions for 30 minutes, then I switched. It took a LONG time to hear back after applying, but didn't take that long after the interview to get an answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to make a tough decision in the face of adversity.   1 Answer

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