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Principal Scientist - Text Mining was asked...April 7, 2010

there really were none.

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they seemed ot want to hear what I had ot say about my past assignments and relevance to the opening. i think they were not impressed. Less



career goals

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leadership opportunties


Various low level questions about SQL, probability theory, Python. Practical application of knowledge - this is a business problem we had, how would you design a solution? etc.

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After 10+ years as a working data scientist, I was not expecting a basic statistics final exam, nor questions regarding experience regarding the deployment of models into hosted environments. Less

Hello, Have you heard back from them after the on-site interview? If you did, how long have you been waiting? Less


What's your salary requirements? I always avoid answering this

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I always avoid answering this

Kymera Therapeutics

Scientific questions relevant to the role

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Answered all


Are you a starter or finisher?

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I don't think there is a right answer to that, and it depends on the job responsibility. You have to think fast on whether they want a starter or finisher. On the other hand, honesty may be a best policy here. Less


If the compounds you have in mind, do not work out, what are the alternatives you have in mind?

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Though this was not an unexpected question, my answer seemed not to have convinced them. Less

Eli Lilly and Company

Tell me about yourself and your research background

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I just filled this out because I have to. I had a highly technical interview. My area of expertise is very niche, and I don't want to reveal to the interviewers about myself. Less

Twentieth Century Studios

Guy 1: (simple Bayes theorem question).

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Correct answer.

Capital One

Big emphasis on machine learning

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What was your role play topic? flight delay ? or it has changed lately ?

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