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The United States Pharmacopeia Interview Questions

Interviews at The United States Pharmacopeia

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  1. Helpful (7)  

    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. Helpful (1)  

    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
  3. Helpful (2)  

    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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    Accountant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The interview is easy, not many questions, more like introduction of the company. No skill testing, more telling personal experience. Do not have any hard behavior question. Group interview and one on one interview. Totally half day. Petty smooth. The facility is good. HR person is easy going.

    Interview Questions


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    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

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia in December 2009.

    Interview

    It was good in general. First, there was a screen interview with HR generalist, and then a full day of interviews with possible fellow team members and supervisors. The interview itself was composed of technical and non-technical questions with a lot of situational Q/A. Everyone seemed nice, knowledgeable and happy to work with each other. Two weeks later I was given a call with the offer

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think is the most challenging about a non-profit?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was very little room to negotiate the offer, but it was really competitive for a non-profit.


  7. Helpful (3)  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    A full-day schedule but would not be exhausting. HR, then seminar, then meeting directors, hiring manager, possible peers, etc. People were very nice and did not ask tricky questions. I did get many scientific questions after my technical seminar.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Recruiter Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Phone screen, met team at the offices. Interview went well and the team was good....everything went well until everything went blank.

    Wasn’t contacted about outcome, nothing zip. Bad candidate experience.

    Interview Questions

    The United States Pharmacopeia Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    We’re sorry for a less than stellar experience. Our goal is to create a truly positive candidate experience, and your comments are really helpful. We will use your feedback as we begin a focused... More


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    Research Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied on the company website for another position but was not considered. my resume was kept in their system and when another position opened up, I was called by a recruiter and asked to come in for interview. The whole process lasted about 1 month from interview to offer and I was interviewed 5 times by 5 different teams.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you understand are the responsibilities for this role?   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at The United States Pharmacopeia (Rockville, MD) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by two in-person interviews. First round was with peers and company senior leadership (hiring manager was not available for first round). The next round was with hiring manager and her supervisor

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle conflict? What questions do you have about the job?   Answer Question

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