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Nektar Therapeutics Interview Questions

Interviews at Nektar Therapeutics

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Very organized process, NDA to be signed, down to a checklist for lunch. Very professional and it looks like they a hiring many folks. HR reached out first then there was a phone screen with the hiring manager. Options for parking were offered for the in person interview.

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA) in February 2019.

    Interview

    It was pretty good, and open. People were all very nice, respectful, and receptive to good conversation, etc. I would recommend others to be open to Nektar as a place to work.

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    Medical Writing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied directly to company for a Manager position, but hiring manager was willing to consider me for an Assoc Dir position. Interview conducted in mid-May 2015; spoke with 7-8 people over a full day. Made 3 follow-up inquiries over approx 6 weeks, all with no definitive response. In mid-Sept, HR rep contacted me to tell me hiring manager had left company, function was moved to another dept, and I would have to interview with a new group of people if I was still interested. In light of other opportunities that arose in the interim, I declined to pursue further.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Direct submission followed by hiring manager phone interview, on site interview, reference check etc. Standard, well organized, highly efficient. Everyone friendly. Panelists shared aspects/ ares to cover. Over all very pleasant and impressive process.

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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics.

    Interview

    Interview with HR, 2nd Interview with Hiring Manager. Both phone calls. Hiring Manager hung up on me 5 minutes into the conversation. Very unprofessional. I was mid sentence and he said "ok thank bye" and hung up. Definitely shows what kind of company they are if they cannot even take an interview seriously or professionally.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe skills you have that will benefit the position you are applying for.   Answer Question

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    Science Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was awful. Very impersonal, no follow up and very disorganized. During the interview, I got the impression that the work environment at Nektar is bad (very competitive, rapacious, politically complicated and that most scientist are there only for the money). I am glad don't work there.

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (Huntsville, AL) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Had an HR interview over the phone, one week later had a phone interview with the hiring manager. Flew in for a full day in person interview, gave a presentation to the group after the lunch interview followed by more one- on - one interviews. Lots of great technical questions.

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    Negotiation

    Didnt need to, good offer.

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    Principal Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (Milwaukee, WI) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Close to industry standard. Required presentation only included senior staff. Co-workers only met over lunch. Interview process took about 5 hours and most had 2 interviewers.
     Travel and hotel were arranged and pre-paid, meals and incidental expenses were not.
    Pre-interview responses from HR were slow, even for working through a recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about winter?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiated sign-on bonus and PTO. Nothing else was considered


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    Research Associate III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (Huntsville, AL) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview, then a full day interview with 5-6 different people ranging from mangers to coworkers including lunch. most of the questions were very straight forward. Lunch was fun and the best way to see if you will like the company it to ask the coworkers that take you to lunch. Ask their honest opinion and what they like or dont like about their jobs.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation when in conflict with another employee.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Turned down 1st offer and received a higher offer that I accepted.


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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nektar Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Good process, and very thorough; but took way too long to finally get an offer and start date.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Rigid, inflexible


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