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Novartis Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Dec 1, 2017
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    Medical Science Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Novartis (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I was headhunted by 3 different and independent recruiters including one of their own departments. Invited to apply as I had the skills they were looking for. I was told to expect a phone call from the hiring manager "any day soon". No call ever came and no emails or phone calls from me were ever answered. I got a generic rejection 10 weeks later. Then a further 2 months after that I got a call from them saying that they had changed their mind and was I still interested. I said I was and the person on the phone discussed company cars more than the job, but said the hiring manager would call within two weeks. I never heard anything again and any phone call I made just rang out with no answer or ability to leave a message. If they consider you a backup or second choice, don't expect any courtesy or respect.

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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frimley, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (Frimley, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview initially went well, positively geared and given opportunity to answer. Comepetency questions at F2F interview went OK, however when it came to the group interview (5 interviewers!) they spoke over each other, were negative about their own business & agenda was not adhered to. Random questions not related to my broader experience. Made up my mind there and then not to join if offered.

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    • Explain a situation where communication was key to a successful outcome.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Novartis (London, England (UK)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    telephone interview followed by two further interview from different panels. Telephone interview was extensive and competency based as was interview number one and two. After interview two there was a presentation to deliver which was assessed by the group on knowledge and also interaction

    Interview Questions

    • Think of a time where you were responsible for a project which wasn't going too well or a time which proved difficult and you were failing. Describe the event and tell us if you managed to turn it around and how you managed this and what resources did you call upon   Answer Question

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