AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
184 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Successful phone screen. Passed the Hogan Assessment. Now onto the F2F next week. So far all has been very organized professional process.

    Interview Questions
    • Have only done personality assessment perhaps twice in my working career. Never upon applying for position.   View Answer
    No Offer
  2.  

    Communications Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    very scripted interview, with selected behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    • what was a situation where you did not have an expected outcome and how did you overcome disappointment   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Referred by an educator who had worked with the company on a product launch. I was initially contacted by a recruiter and we did a phone interview a few days later. It was a résumé overview and a couple of behavioral based questions. I was then scheduled for a face to face with the hiring manager, who was exceptionally warm yet very professional. She was interviewing more candidates this week (my interview was last week) and said she would let me know about the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to convince someone to do something they didn't want to do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Clinical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied in-person. The process took 4 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process seems to take a very long time with complex, interactions between HR which is basically outsourced and the "hiring manager". I am not sure AZ is really hiring employees these days. Seems to contract with Kelly, Yo, etc. Management teams are in flux many are leaving the organization in the near future. Strange hiring environment.

    Interview Questions
    • AstraZeneca lives by the STAR interview format. Managers seem to think there is "correct" answer to a given question. Suggest that you prepare in advance and provide answers according without saying too much.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Shortest interview ever, 3 questions. Took about 3 weeks between the agency and AZ.

    Interview Questions
    • Go over your resume, availability, what would you do in this situation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No need for negotiation, was given what I requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed first with someone over the phone , passed that interview ..Took an online assessment which I passed, then interviewed face to face two weeks later with hiring managers.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted separate resumes online for three openings in my general region. Within a week, two were rejected but the submission to the posting closet to me was accepted. The email response presented available days/times for a telephone interview. I chose an appointment for the following day and found the person conducting the interview to be pleasant, professional, engaging and informative. The phone interview consisted of reviewing my resume and clarification of employment experiences. Having passed the phone interview, I was told to expect an email containing a link to two assessment tests. They arrived immediately and shortly thereafter I completed them then submitted them. That was all today, so obviously I haven't heard if I'm selected to proceed. But thus far, the experience has been fair, expected, and efficient.

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    • Nothing out of the ordinary....certainly no "trick" questions. All very professional.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 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
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    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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