AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 24 Sep 2014
Updated 24 Sep 2014
185 Interview Reviews

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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took about three months. Submitted resume on line and about 6 weeks later received email to book a phone interview. After phone interview, moved on to personality test. I have face to face interview scheduled this week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Brownsville, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brownsville, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Neat and organized interview process. Had my first phone interview which I passed. My next interview is a one on one interview with the DM. Hope all goes well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Sandwich Placement Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application form and assessment day(s).

    Interview Questions
    • Practically construct a free-standing tower with marshmallows and spaghetti.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Global Sourcing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mölndal (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mölndal (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First apply on the website and then I've been contacted a couple of weeks later. I had a first phone call to get a first contact then 2 online interviews with always 3 people from the leadership team.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about ethics : "Have you ever experienced a situation where someone took a decision going against your principles and create an ethical risk? how did you react ? what did you do?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    They asked 4 questions and requested the answers be STAR format.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter, spoke with her for a few minutes and filled out the initial online application. About a week later, I had a 30 minute phone interview with someone from HR and then had to fill out the 2 personality profile surveys (about 200 questions each). After I passed that I had to complete an additional application. 2 weeks later I was contacted once again and have an interview scheduled with the Exec Director of Sales this Thursday so we will see what happens

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an experience you have doing a presentation (HR Interview)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position online. The company contacted me three days later via email to set up a phone interview. The 20 minute phone interview consisted of general background questions (verifying information on resume) also I was asked to discuss a time that I had to give a presentation. Upon completion of the phone interview, I received an email with a link redirecting me to a behavioral exam. There were 2 behavioral tests, both approximately 200 questions (20 minutes allotted per test). After these online tests, I was emailed again requesting me to complete an online employment application form that would be forwarded to the hiring manager. I am waiting to hear back.
    The process has taken 20 days thus far.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to give a presentation.
      What makes you a good fit for the position?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Medical Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Manager contacted for phone interview, followed by on-site interview few weeks later. Smooth process and great people, but did not get offer (as expected) because the role called for more clinical background than basic science! Yet a rewarding experience and the plus side is I made lot of good connections.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview to get your basic information and weed people out. The follow up interview was a panel interview with 3 senior managers. Lasted an hour but was very thorough. Knowing the STAR format of interviewing is essential!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Make sure you have various examples ready to go in the STAR format (situation, task, action, result)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Beirut (Lebanon)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, sales manager, country manager, area manager
    presentation on the selected line
    test in selling skills
    personality tests

    Interview Questions
    • a lot of business cases and fictive scenarios to analyze the decision making logic.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    it was solid predetermined salary package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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