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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions in Florham Park, NJ

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    Biomarker Trial Head Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Florham Park, NJ).

    Interview

    First had a phone interview where the hiring manger went over the aspects of the job and I askd a few questions. Then contacted for a face to face interview after setting up travel accomodations. The interview was based on the STAR technique using behavioral/situational interviewing. Interviewed with 5 people, no peer interviewing at Novartis (no one doing the job I was interviwing for).

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions like "Tell me about a time you had to work with a difficult person, or a time that things did not work out in the way you expected them to, tell me about a time when you were on a deadline", etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was contacted by the HR person I met during the interview and she told me about the offer. I told her I was comfortable with the bonus, vacation, holidays, retirement, but the salary was a little lower than I was expecting with my education and work experience. She went back to the hiring manager and came back with a higher offer, which I accepted.


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Florham Park, NJ) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Call and phone interview from HR, asking behavior questions. On-site interview with two managers for a total of a couple of hours. It was more of a conversational interview and their explanation of the position and role.

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Assistant III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Florham Park, NJ) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Contract position. Interviewed by related administrative staff. Had to follow-up to see if they wanted to offer the contract position. They did, and offered a start date.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Typical, straight forward work related questions referencing my specific experience as an executive assistant.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. This is a temporary contract position.


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