AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 8 Apr 2015
Updated 8 Apr 2015
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    PDI contract, after 1 yr, hired on at AZ. Rare, but if you really push to shine, do as much or more that the AZ reps do, you will be noticed, not treated as a contract team member. You have to work to earn it!

    Interview Questions

    • Do not remember, but hired internally, so had demonstrated by abilities.Do remember it was STAR format   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation, offered a salary package, take it or leave it.

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Fresno, CA (US)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I had an employee referral and I applied online. Within a few hours of applying I received an email to complete a more extensive application. The next day I received and email to schedule a phone interview, which I scheduled for a week later. The phone interview consisted of basic resume questions, salary expectations (do your research), and about your driving record. My phone interview only lasted about 10 minutes. After the phone interview (about 2 minutes later) I received an email to complete 2 personality surveys. After I completed the surveys I received an email to schedule a face to face interview with the District Sales Manager.

    The face to face interview was so fun and relaxing! I got an email that said I had to prepare a 10 minute persuasive argument for the interview, but when I got in he said it could be 5-6. The questions were fairly easy. Make sure you know a lot about the company and also why you want to do Pharmaceutical sales.

    I am still waiting to hear back from the hiring manager - fingers crossed!

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about a time you had to deal with an ethical delimma.
      2. Tell me about a time you had to reach a goal.
       
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    Interview

    a difficult process

    Interview Questions

    • name the most strategic thing you did in the past two months   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    no

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    Postdoctoral Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    To apply for a job, the candidate needs to answer several questions in his / her application about his key accomplishments that qualify him for that role, personality characteristics that would help him do well the job, key experiences / knowledge that are needed for that role, as well as weaknesses of the candidate - knowledge that he does not have but be beneficial for this job. I was invited for a phone interview where I had to present my work related to the job I applied for. The questions on the interview were very technical and related to specific details of my work. I was asked mainly about the techniques I have hands-on experience with.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked specific technical detail about one experiment I have performed several years ago, and I did not remember the exact answer.   Answer Question
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    IS Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE (US)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The first round interview was a 30-minute phone call from two interviewers and consisted of standard-fare behavioral questions.
    The second round was 2 months later at an office visit in Wilmington and was about 1.5 hours of behavioral questions with 3 interviewers at once. This was tedious. STAR-format questions can leave you dry if you don't like to completely fabricate your life story.
    The whole process was so slow.

    Interview Questions

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    Study Delivery Leader Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Mississauga, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Applied at end of January 2014, was called by HR after a week to schedule an interview two days later. Had a one-on-one interview with standard interview Qs (tell me about yourself, strengths, weaknesses...), and some behavioural interview questions. Interviewer was very nice, approachable and easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had to make a decision to call something even though you you were unsure of the outcome.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter, which lasted approximately 20 minutes. It was a very structured interview where the recruiter just read off a list of questions she had for me.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is your expected salary?
      2. Give me an example of a presentation you had to do. Who was the audience? What were the results?
      3. Questions about my resume and driving history.
       
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    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    I applied to a position through Kelly Services, and received an email from AZ asking to set up a phone interview within a week. I had a conference phone interview with multiple employees, and they asked availability for an on-site interview at the end of the phone interview. They emailed me the on-site interview information in a timely manner, and I had a panel interview two months after my phone interview. All their questions (phone and on-site) were asked directly from a pre-determined list, and they spent much of the interview writing down my responses.

    Interview Questions

    • All were STAR questions. Nothing too out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    two phone interview, went pretty well, first one took an hour very good discussion with the hiring manager about what the work is about and my experience and project that i have done

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected just what i have done and question about the CV   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    didn't negotiate

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    Interview

    Great initial telephone screen by a third party that works closely with AZ. Questions asked included: salary requirements, professional background summary, current location, driving record.

    Interview Questions

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