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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1.  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was almost all day from 8am-2pm. I met with eight people. I appreciated the care that went into the interview process. It shows that they are discerning and are looking for a good fit.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Research Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    They made me fly in on my own money stating an emergency and showing no flexibility without due notice on time so I could inform my current workplace.
    They made statements such as, "we loved your resume".
    They screened me twice before calling me in.
    They gave a very positive feedback in the interview.
    Didn't consider a Skype interview.
    Said misleading statements that you will be a great fit.
    I said that all techniques stay the same and I know all, its just that I have expertise in something else. They said never mind you can still come on board.
    The next day they rejected me saying "my skills are inadequate".
    It serves them right that all staffing agencies tweak candidate resumes and put in fake experience as there is no value for the truth anymore.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the basic procedure you would follow for a viral based titer and expression in human cells.   Answer Question

  3.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Local, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Local, MO).

    Interview

    first step is a phone screen, face to face with hiring manager and another manager, and lastly, regional face to face on different site. the interview process is normal to most other Pharma companies

    Interview Questions

    • what differences do you have from your previous partner?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (San Diego, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and receive a on-way online interview. I did the interview in two days and I didn't get any reply. It is not a traditional interview and I could have done better.

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    A 30 minutes phone interview with the Hiring Manager. The questions were mainly focused on technical skills. Then was invited for an onsite interview 2 weeks later. I was asked both technical and behavioral questions. A lot of importance is given to collaboration and getting along with the team. Overall the environment is very positive!

    Interview Questions

    • Why Takeda?   1 Answer
    • I was asked technical questions related to my presentation   Answer Question
    • Short term goal and then 5 years goal?   Answer Question
    • Did you ever have a conflict with a colleague or your supervisor. If yes, how did you proceed with that?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Executive Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Great.... It was process oriented, profile screening done first. Then the recruitment head had detailed interview on the experience and how it suits their need.
    They were very courteous, helpful in explaining the roles and responsibilities.

    Interview Questions

    • Global recruitment experience, how would you tap the experienced candidates   1 Answer

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    Research Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty standard - most of the usual questions were spread out over a full day length interview. After that day, I was actually feeling incredibly interested in the position, unfortunately what followed was not standard at all. During the interview I was told that I should expect to hear back within three business days...or by the end of the month (over 20 business days away). I thought that this was strange but I figured that they were seeing candidates over the coming weeks. When I reached out a week or two later asking for an update, I never received a response. A month after the interview, I still never received a message. I reached out again - still radio silence. While I am still interested in the position itself, this treatment means that I will most likely not be applying to any positions there in the future.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Deerfield, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with a recruiter, a phone call with hiring manager, then face-to-face interview with five individuals at 30 minutes each including the hiring manager plus HR again. I don't feel that is enough time to get a good understanding of the role or share experiences with the appropriate people.

    One bothersome step prior to the face-to-face interviews is that I had to submit five letters of recommendation from (five) different peers who had to go online and submit the recommendation . Little difficult to do when folks don't know you were interviewing outside of your current role.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral-based questions read right off of the packet of interviewer information.   Answer Question

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    Analytical Development Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring process took more than two months. HR round was via an email questionnaire.
    After that had a phone interview with the lead scientist, followed by another round of a phone interview with the department head, lead scientist, and associate scientist.
    Was not offered position because of no relevant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Case-based questions.
      2. What do you know about different HPLC techniques?  
      Answer Question

  11.  

    PDP IT Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    My first interview was on campus and then I was called to set up another interview. Second round, which was the final round, was a half day at the Landsdowne St office with 3 different executives in the company including the CIO (nerve-wracking!). At the end of the half day we were told we would hear back within a week. Since I was offered the position, I heard back quickly from the HR reps but I talked to the other candidates who didn't hear back within the week/at all which seems unprofessional.

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