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QuintilesIMS Interview Questions in Reading, England

Updated Dec 14, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Regulatory Affairs Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process took 3 weeks. I had a pre-screening interview with HR then a competency-based style interview with the HR Manager. The 3rd and final week I had an interview with the Hiring Manager and Director of Regulatory Affairs (separate interviews).

    It was a lovely and straightforward process which allowed me to understand the company a little bit better.

    Interview Questions

    • An example of a project managed from start to finish.
      An ab example if a difficult situation that I've been in and how I resolved it.
      Talk me through your cv.
      CMC related Questions.
      Prepared and presented a PowerPoint.
      What is your understanding of module 3.
      What are grouped variations?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy and straightforward.


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    Graduate Clinical Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Online application, followed by an overseas telephone interview. This was followed by a long wait (2 months) for an invitation to an assessment centre. The assessment centre was half a day with multiple interviews and scenarios.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to wok for quintiles   1 Answer

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    Graduate CRA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Initial screening interview by phone, followed by online tests and an assessment centre arranged at short notice. The assessment centre consisted of an individual case study related to the role, an individual interview with typical behavioural questions, a presentation and a group exercise.

    The assement centre was well organised and recruiters were very friendly, which improved the overall impression of the process and company. Travel expenses were surprisingly not reimbursed for a company of such scale.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were able to foresee a problem/crisis and how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question

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    Clinical Trial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. HR telephone screening next day. Telephone Interview and offer made by end of the week. Since starting employment everyone had been very supportive - other CTAs and senior managers. Trading is amazing and the opportunities for career progression definitely exist.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Approached and asked to apply for position by a recruiter. Had a screening interview with HR which covered experience, salary expectations, etc. Invited to a face-to-face interview in Reading which included competency-based questions and a presentation. Felt that I had aced the interview and was well qualified for the position.

    After 2 months of chasing the recruiter she finally found out some feedback - they were still hiring for many of these positions and basically looking to fill them as cheaply as possible (interviewing 100s), they could not meet my salary expectations. This was disappointing as it was asked during the screening interview, I wish they had ended the process there as I put a lot of effort in. I have a friend who interviewed for same position 3 months ago and has not received feedback. I think it's very rude, even an automated response would have been nicer. I'm not sure I would apply for a position with Quintiles in future.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time when you had to work with someone different to you.   Answer Question

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    Clinical Trial Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed in Reading office. The atmosphere was relaxing - I felt not stressed at all to the point I started to feel more like in the social meeting than in the interview. This allowed me to show the best of myself and in the end I received a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What you do if you have two deadlines approaching which you have to meet (extra hours not possible) and you realize there is not enough time.   1 Answer
    • Describe your CV and tell about any difficult situation with the client/customer.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about any creative solution you came up in your previous position (CTA).   Answer Question

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Skipped the telephone interview and was asked to come in for a face to face interview.

    Felt relaxed as soon I was welcomed by one of the interviewers. There were two people in the room with me and one virtually.

    Was explained the interview format and then spent a large amount of time takling about the budget I was responsible for and asked to clarify my job title. Then moved on to presentation about the biggest challenge i have been involved in and also 5 mins on the challenges of clinical development. Was told that I covered many of their questions during my presentation, which only resulted in one competent question that I can't remember as I was exhausted!

    I was given opportunity to ask questions, and I did, but I wanted to keep to time and they said they would be happy to answer questions after the interview.

    I think they had my CV for around aweek, was called to interview with a couple of days to prepare my presentation. Was told I would hear back in a few weeks, but they called me the next day. Realised they had made a mistake and should have gone through the agent, and then i asked my agent to chase up. I had a final offer within a week.

    So far they seem to be a company that is friendly, flexible and in time with technology. My first electronic contract!

    Interview Questions

    • The budget amount I have been responsible for. Note that they wanted to see that on my CV.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not particulary, but I think I should have tried harder


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    Bio Statistician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    First phone call interview with a senior member of the stats dpt from US. Second interview with a manager of the stats area from the US. Third step, a face to face inteview with direct manager at the office in the UK. Fourth step, a final phone interview with another manager from the US. Some problems in order to get the phone calls, a couple of occasions they postponed them or did not call at the time they said they would. Poor qualitiy telephone line which made the phone interviews harder. All kind of questions about yourself, past experience, some technical questions (some of them rather easy, others a little bit more difficult).

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths / skills?
      How to handle situations with several projects running at the same time?
      Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  
      Answer Question

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    Marketing Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and the process took 4+ weeks. Got an email from HR for a phone interview with the hiring Manager, call lasted 30 mins then she set up an interview with the VP for a face to face which lasted an 1h but it was very relaxed and the VP was genuinely warm and informative. Then had 3 rounds of video conferences with the rest of the team which I was apprehensive about at first but really made a difference to the entire process. Everyone in the team took part in the hiring process which gave me confidence that I would enjoy working with these group of people. Got a call with an offer on the evening before my last telephone interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Easy as they offered more than I was looking for, maybe I was a cheap find :) either way i happy as a pig in mud.


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at QuintilesIMS (Reading, England (UK)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Very professional throught out the four stage process, first telephone interview with HR and profile/test. follwwed by presentation and group interview, followed by interview with would be collegues and then final interview.

    Interview Questions


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