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Clinical SAS Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2014.
Interview Details There were 4 rounds and I went through only to the 2nd round.
Interview Question – The toughest part was then written test, the questions of which were totally new to me and out of my knowledge Answer Question
Dsa Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Quintiles in November 2013.
Interview Details i have been interviewed few days back still waiting for result, can someone tell how long would it take to know my result?
Interview Question – General questions regarding the job positioned were asked Answer Question
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Quintiles in September 2013.
Interview Details simple,
2 rounds behavioral questions
3 practical test (coding like make an application)
Hr Round(another surprise technical round ) not an hr round
Interview Question – You prefer love marriage or arrange Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Senior Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2013.
Interview Details It was a Walk-In interview, there were around 200 candidates and none of us were called till 2.00 PM. It was a worst experience I had in my career. Interview was very simple and easy. After 1.5 months, I received a call for next round - telephonic technical discussion. Again the discussion was simple but couldn't hear any updates after that.
Entry-Level Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in June 2014.
Interview Details Applied online, contacted by recruiter about 2 weeks later requesting a phone interview. Did not receive call on scheduled date and received an email requesting to reschedule phone interview on a holiday (not a big deal) after taking an online Sales Assessment. Phone interview was basic background/qualifying questions and was then asked to meet the next day for a F2F interview. 4 scenario based questions were asked and were to be answered in the STAR format - lasted about an hour. The next interview with the drug company DM and RM was scheduled a week later. The interview with the DM was essentially the same, 4 questions to be answered in STAR format. They passed me thru to the Regional Manager which was just an informal "get to know you" conversation i.e. "why do you want to do this" and "what would your references say about you?" Asked for my Brag Book. Met with the Quintiles recruiter before leaving and said I should hear back in 1-2 days with answer - turned into 2 weeks.
Interview Question – none were really difficult View Answer
Senior Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Quintiles.
Interview Details Standard questions, boring repetition like in any other company. Some of the people do not understand what the job is all about and it is shown in the questions. The process is extremely slow and long. There is no room for negotiation with them so be prepared to take whatever amount they offer or leave it.
Interview Question – how do you mitigate risk Answer Question
Patient Advocate Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.
Interview Details Had 2 phone screens, got flight to in person interview in Chicago. Seemed to go really well, got an email stating another candidate was selected. Seemed to go really well, there was a lot of prep for the interview involved
Interview Question – How do you go about building rapport? Answer Question
Patient Advocate Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2014.
Interview Details I applied online. The entire process took about 2 weeks. Phone interview followed by a face to face panel interview in Chicago. During the chicago interview one of the four panelist immediately left the room and never returned! I never heard anything back from anyone- very unprofessional.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult. All of the questions were basic interview questions. I do feel like this interview was given to me because I am a black female and they needed to meet some type of quota around interviewing minorities. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Entry Level ACE CRA Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2014.
Interview Details The first introductory interview (.5 hours) over the phone was conducted in early May. Three days later, an hour long interview with the Line Manager in Dallas, TX. Laid back interviews. I didn't hear anything from them for a very long time (close to a month). Keep in mind, they were scheduling training for those they liked first weeks of July so they were entertaining me prematurely. Finally received an email back from another recruiter asking to schedule a video conference interview -- for the next day. I was unable to oblige for the time scheduled because I had an internship interview scheduled weeks before for my Master's program and thus the Quintiles interview was rescheduled to a later time. No new link for the video conference chat and when it came time to interview, my video chat link was a broken link despite the manager interviewing trying to resend -- I know the program worked because I used the test link prior to the interview.
I was told by this manager that I would hear back in the next few days. That turned to a 11 days even though the recruiter said I would hear back by the end of the week. I also did NOT get a phone call explaining why I was not selected for the position. I emailed the recruiter back asking why I received an email and not a phone call with an explanation. Especially given that I had carved out pieces of my day for their multiple interviews. I have a feeling that the manager didn't particularly care for me and that maybe I was a threat to her position because I didn't get any of the tough 1572, GCP/ICH, regulatory/source doc questions that others have indicated they received. I am disheartened. Sending an email is not the most professional way to communicate to someone that they did not get a position. Pick up the phone and be polite in informing your candidates on why they didn't fit your position!! And please do it in a timely manner.
Interview Question – None. I didn't get any of the 1572, GCP/ICH, regulatory questions that others indicated they had during their interview process. Answer Question
Entry Level ACE CRA Interview Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2014.
Interview Details A recruiter contacted me about the position then scheduled me for a phone interview with two hiring managers the following week. The questions were tough, and were a combination of technical and behavioral questions.
One week later, I had a video conference interview with two line managers. This interview was a bit more relaxed but still presented some pretty difficult questions about difficult situations.
Interview Question – Be prepared for technical questions (eg. What is a 1572? What is delegation of authority?). Be able to talk facts about Quintiles (eg. What do you know about Quintiles?). Be able to explain why you want to be a monitor and how that aligns with your experience. Also, practice answering behavioral interview questions. It is worth studying up on, because in behavioral interviewing they're looking for you to present your answer in a particular style. Answer Question
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