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Pfizer Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

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    Associate Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the hiring manager for a phone interview that lasted about an hour, after which I was invited to interview in person at their South San Francisco location. The interview lasted all day, from 8AM-3PM, and I was interviewed by 15 different people (from associate scientists to the director and HR staff). Overall I found the entire process (surprisingly) to be very enjoyable, the team members that I was lucky enough to meet were all very supportive, not to mention excited and knowledgable about their work.

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    Senior Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, but contact to hiring manager through contacts got things rolling. Phone interview with hiring manager and members of the team. Invitation to an on-site interview two weeks later, consisting of a talk and meetings with groups one or two people throughout the entire day (14 meetings total!). Collection of internal and external references the next 2 weeks. Great: received detailed feedback to what the references said.

    Interview Questions

    • Design an optimal therapy approach if you had unlimited resources.   Answer Question
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    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer (San Francisco, CA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted by HR to set up a phone pre screen, and then contacted about three weeks later by hiring manager for another phone conversation. About 4 weeks later I was invited for an on site interview. The on site interview lasted an entire day, followed by dinner.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (San Francisco, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Applied through a Monster.com posting and was contacted by a recruiting agency. There was one phone interview with recruiter who passed on the resume to the Pfizer District Manager. There was one thirty minute phone interview with the District Manager with basic background questions. Then there was a face to face interview with the District Manager held in a hotel conference room for an hour. This delved into hypothetical questions about how to be persuasive, and detailed questions on past projects and why I was interested in a sales position. They seemed to be most interested in past sales experience, which I was lacking.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had to persuade someone.   Answer Question

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer (San Francisco, CA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Several phone screens, manager, then RM. If manager likes you , typically RM just a formality.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time"......when you made a difference in the company. your best accomplishment. ..   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was happy to get what I got - 1st time in Pharma


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