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Chemist Lab Supervisor was asked...June 3, 2016

Basic Laboratory safe handling procedures and common instruments

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A safe way of lab handling is following the safty procedures and housekeeping, as well as MSDS informations Less

Lab Chemist was asked...November 18, 2019

Why did you choose our company?

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Because your company is one of the best in the world and it is to great honor to be on your team. Less

Rochester Aluminum Smelting Canada

Cant recall any specific questions being asked, other than basic prompts to elaborate while I explained my previous education and experience.

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I just interviewed with confidence and a friendly demeanor, and expanded on any cues that were given Less

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

How do you handle people when they mess up in the lab?

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I want people to feel like they can come to me if they run into a problem in the lab. I don't want them to hide mistakes from me, I want them to feel like I will help them correct the mistake as soon as we can. I know that any mistake that they might make is a mistake that I've probably made in the past, and if they make the same mistake then I didn't do a good enough job teaching them initially. Less

Medgenome Labs

Self introduction, HR round,technical round

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Well good

Insys Therapeutics

Interview questions were really bold and not detailed nor specific.

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I did fine on the interview. I just didn't know what i got myself into. After hire they will tell you that you have this many years of experience and you are supposed to know everything. Poor training and zero guidance. You will be expected to perform all QC Lab work as well as production, manufacturing, administrative and Quality Control Work. Very stressful. Less

Switz Group

What is Quality?

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Is the ability of it's availability

Ortec (Easley, SC)

What is the hardest problem you have had to solve , context and outcome

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Was left in charge of research group when major equipment failed. Forced to find a fix quickly or risk termination. Found said fix Less

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Describe your approach to teaching somebody a new technique in the lab.

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The "I do, we do, you do" method where you just watch and listen as I explain the procedure. then next time we get your hands on the materials but with heavy guidance to build muscle memory, and then finally with you doing everything but with me there to offer guidance where needed. Less


It was 100% behavioral questions. Each interviewer's question was the same, and they were reading it from a sheet of paper. There were about 6 questions in all, but here are the ones which i felt were difficult. What advice will you have for the management of your previous job? Tell me about a time when lack of accountability prevented the completion of a task? What did you do?

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After the interview, i was told by a friend that the management advice question is a trick question. When i answered it, i told Cargill that the upper management needs to pay more attention to employees at my previous job. Less

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