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QuintilesIMS Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Jul 25, 2017
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  1.  

    Data Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    1st - Individual case study (e.g. a company wants to sell a product X and they want to know the anual revenue). I cannot give you advice on it because I didn't perform well on this test and it was my 1st time doing something like it. Probably I there are examples on-line, I didn't find them. I am a complete ignorant but based on what I caught during the exercise I would say there are 3 main sectors within pharma real-world evidences that are: R+D, Marketing and Epidemiology. Keep that in mind. I would suggest you knowing this kind of details, be agile on multiplications with a piece of paper and a pen (I am too used to have a calculator) and be relax, do not rush as there is plenty of time.

    2nd - Personal interview. Make sure it is clear why you want to work on the field and the company. Look obvious and easy but I also failed on it.

    3rd - Group exercise. A client asks for advice about 4 issues. As a team, you've to discuss them and give advice (small "presentation").
    - Spot the key elements/facts per issue. (e.g. deadlines)
    - See whether issues are related.
    - Discuss and propose.

    My advice on this 3rd test is:

    - They look for energetic teams and people.

    - Try to discuss things in a very politely, diplomatic and in a “coaching” way.
    E.g. Instead of saying " I disagree with what you proposed because of X." (as I did. I didn't want to sound rude I just want to discuss about the proposal but other limited to say they agreed with X) say "I agree / I see your point proposing this because of Z. However, I am not sure of it because of X")

    - You have a specific amount of time to do the exercise (I think it was 1h).No timer. Do not ask how much time you have left, they will tell you if necessary.

    - Use the white board.

    - I think I looked a bit blunt/direct because of my nervous. Be very relax/confident (but at the same time energetic and diplomatic)

    Please, take my comments with a bit of salt as I didn't not get the position. Therefore, obviously, I did several things wrong. I am just giving my advice based on what I did and the feedback I got from the interviewers.

    In general I really enjoyed the experience and looks like a fantastic place to work. I'm just sad I didn't get the job.

    All my best if you are applying for a position.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if the client requests a "scope change"? (e.g. you agreed on collecting data from patients with diabetes and later the client asks for diabetic patients that are also obese)   1 Answer

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    Ssas Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    it was initial telephonic interview followed by face to face followed by HR interview, They have interviewed for SSAS developer they had requirement of architect, they just wasted almost 2-3 hrs asking about architect for very less salary instead of developer. one of the worst interviews I have ever had.

    Interview Questions

    • What do u know about Architecture level how do you know if the ssas cube can handle this kind of load or not?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Machine Learning Researcher Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Very quick turnaround (1 day) between applying and getting a phone screening. However I got the clear impression that the screening was outsourced (very strong Asian accent, the guy seemed to be reading the company description). This is OK, but I'd rather they were transparent about it. Unclear how technical the interviewer was, so I was unsure in what level of detail I could go in my answers and I probably kept it more high-level than needed.
    After the interview, it took them two weeks to turn me down.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the defining characteristic of Recurrent Neural Networks?   Answer Question

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    Machine Learning Researcher Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    20 min phone screening (rate your Skills in various areas (Machine Learning, Linear Algebra,.. rate from 1 to 5), Question about Gradient Descent)
    1hr on-site interview ( CV, Experience, Analytical Puzzle)
    1hr technical phone interview (Talking about recent project)

    Interview Questions


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    Consulting Group Summer(Analyst) Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Screening interview to determine your motivations (walk though CV, would you enjoy analysing data, would you enjoy liaising with clients.
    2nd round interview with senior consultant: tell me about yourself, what attracted you to QIMS, what competitive advantage do we have over other companies) - Mini case interview: easy case with 4 questions, but make sure you give DATA for each answer.

    Interview Questions

    • what comp advantage do we have   1 Answer

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone interview by an HR employee followed by a face to face interview with a line manager, followed by a face to face interview with a colleague, followed by a face to face interview with another colleague. Very drawn out process which took 4 weeks. I was appointed at the end of the process.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about my experience and what I would bring to the role.   Answer Question

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Pretty informal, met series of senior level people who covered both sales side and consulting side.
    Previously, had long conversation with head of sales who was very descriptive about company culture, sales processes, impact of recent M&A activity and how role would collaborate with other colleagues in US and EMEA.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide examples of managing a lengthy sales process? Who were the key stakeholders involved?   Answer Question
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    Research Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I met the head of clinical research nursing. She was very nice which helps me to relax. The interview lasted for 2hours, she went through my Cv and asked me questions about me and my previous jobs.It was 1hour verbally and 1 hour writting q & a.

    Interview Questions

    • one question was: what are my strengths and weaknesses in terms of leadership?   Answer Question

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    Project Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    applied because I heard about it through a friend. first contact was through an agency/recruiter. I was well briefed about the position and I already knew the compay. I had a two meetings with the company with 1:1 interviews with 4 different people (HR; intended line manager; colleague and head of department

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Two step interview process with written/excel test

    I had a very good first interview, but then didn't hear back for a long time. The second time I came in was supposed to be a second interview...but for a different position. The second interview was awkward and I didn't really want the second position, also didn't know many details about the second role before the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked the usual questions...what I do in my current role, what my understanding of the new role is, how I would deal with time pressure and so on. They did not ask very technical questions, but asked how I would evaluate some date.   1 Answer

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