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The United States Pharmacopeia Interview Questions

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1.  

    Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    Phone interview with hiring manager - easy, go over resume and professional background
    On site interviews with hiring manager and 2 others from the team; case presentation - All pretty easy and straightforward
    Everyone was very cordial and helpful ; what made my opinion change from a positive one to a thumbs down was that I did not hear from them for over a month after the interview and then got an email telling me that I had not been selected for (drum roll) a position other than the one i had applied and interviewed for. I replied and pointed this out, and am yet to receive a response.

    Interview Questions

    • process mapping related questions; standard questions around where you see yourself in 5 years, what would your colleagues say about you, what was your professional relationships with manager/direct reports like.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in January 2017.

    Interview

    1. HR call for interview set up time availability for in person interview.
    2. Interview started late because of one of the interviewer was not available. then 5 person interviewed.

    Interview Questions

    • when did you last perform this type of testing on bench?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia.

    Interview

    I went to one interview and was told They would get back to me after they did one more interview the next week. I didn't hear anything for weeks, then I receive an e-mail requesting I come in for another interview. I was excited at first, until I received another e-mail laying out the interview schedule. It appeared to be the first interview all over again. I had just received an offer from a great company, so I asked in an e-mail if this was simply a repeat of the first interview. The response I received was quite rude. With phrases like "can I be frank" and "you should probably just accept the other offer". These people are going to make you do up to six interviews, and in the end leave you with silence. What a joke.

    Interview Questions

    • They print out pages and pages of questions from the internet to ask you. The questions are quite random.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia.

    Interview

    Learned about position through staffing agency. This was followed by two rounds of in-person interviews and a HR interview. The interview was fairly quick and straight-forward. All in all, a good experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Office Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in June 2016.

    Interview

    6 weeks and 6 different interviews and I was not hired with no explanation.

    My last interview supposedly "went really well" and I was told I'd get a call the following week. No call. When I reached out, was told they were still interviewing. Reached out again and said they were going with other candidates. Asked for explanation and did not get one.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Human Resources Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Abysmal candidate experience and poorly managed process. Several phone interviews and then invited in for 1/2 day of interviews. Recruiter and hiring manager clearly not on the same page re: where they were in the process and one would have expect some communication following many interviews and time commitment on the part of candidate, especially for a senior role. Recruitment function (and clearly others in the organization judging from comments on this site) can use a lot of work.

    Interview Questions


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    Programmer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The job interview process can be lengthy. Being interviewed once and getting a job offer is typically a thing of the past. Today, many companies have an involved interview process starting with screening interviews, followed by in-person interviews, second interviews and even third interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    hard

  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia in October 2015.

    Interview

    USP has a very thorough interview process: an applicant can spend 3-4 hours talking to 4-5 people in several departments. Also, I think they are looking for the person to show how driven and excited they are. I have the impression that they are looking for stars.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked details about a small point on my resume, which seemed secondary to me, but that's what the interviewer wanted to know. It would have been good to have a story to tell on each and every line in the resume.   1 Answer

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Step 1: Screening with HR person
    Step 2: Phone interview with Senior Manager
    Step 3: In person interview with group
    Step 4: Analytical interview with case study and presentation with the group throwing various questions your way. Also included was a group lunch to see how your personality fits with the group.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (5)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia.

    Interview

    1. Online screening questions about the job and why you are interested had to be completed first.
    2. If you pass that screen, you have phone interview with recruiter
    3. Once passed that screen, I interviewed with the hiring manager then came back to interview with others in the organization.

    Negotiation

    Straight forward


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