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Environmental Protection Agency
Senior Toxicologist was asked...July 12, 2019

Do I like to play cards at work? I could not believe I was asked such a stupid and asinine question from such an agency.

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I stated I am not here to play cards but to work and work I shall do. I also stated this is not Harris Casino nor a place where one can play cards all day long. Less

I confess in my 23 years at EPA, I cannot recall anyone playing cards at work there. At the private engineering firm I worked at prior to that, yes, but not at EPA. Somehow I wonder, given the the concerted effort by the current administration to make its environmental agencies ineffective, if senior management might not see such behavior as a feature, not a bug. Less

What was a time that you were at your lowest and how did you handle it?

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Pick one... (3 different instruments) and explain how it works and your experience with it. Then explain how you would tell a jury or a layperson about it. Less

JTI - Japan Tobacco International

Would I grant approval as a Reviewer of the Regulatory Authority based on provided toxicological information for each compound?

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Depending on the compound it was yes, no and need more information

Reckitt

Why do you want to work for RB?

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(Use the RB Compass to help you out with this one)

Reckitt

Tell me about your current role

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(Work through story of role in a STAR format)

Knoell Consult

How do you handle queries from multiple clients when approaching a deadline?

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My answer was to prioritize the queries based on urgency and level of importance to the project itself. Less

NAMSA

There was no single difficult question.

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The phone interview with the hiring manager was a very interactive dialogue with professional questions/discussions fielded both ways. Less

Johnson & Johnson

What did you do in your project during your master's study?

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Explained the project briefly...

Reynolds American

Why were you late to the interview.

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Because the car service you set up sent me to the wrong building!

Syngenta

You have lots of project, how will you manage them?

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I answered as: I would prioritise based on deadline and the most important ones. Then I was asked, deadlines are so close and all of them are critical, then what would you do. Every answer turned back with a question. Less

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