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Updated Apr 02, 2014

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Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

Clinical Research Coordinator
Reading, England

I applied online - interviewed at Quintiles in April 2012.

Interview Details Telephone interview: the interviewer went through your CV asking questions regarding your background. Additional questions included: careers aspirations, why Quintiles, availability to move to Reading, what do you knwo about clinical trials, previous experience using standard operational procedures.

Interview Question – Common screaning interview.   Answer Question

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Product Intelligence Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Cambridge, MA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in November 2013.

Interview Details Interview was established through online application. I received a phone call for a general informational interview a few weeks before my scheduled, in-person interview. The phone call lasted about 15 minutes, and we talked about general topics regarding the available positions. The in person interview consisted of a general behavioral interview, as well as a case-based interview. They were standard questions. There was one additional interview round that I did not make.

Interview Question – How would you feel working for the "bad guy" of the industry   Answer Question

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Clinical Educator/Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Orlando, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2014.

Interview Details Went thru several interviews and had a 1:1 which I know I did very well.

Interview Question – Not difficult but they were just going thru the motions since they only hire internal candidates. Never even communicated after my time was wasted.   View Answer

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Clinical SAS Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore (India)

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

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District Sales Manager Interview

District Sales Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details 2 phone interviews with HR - 1 behavioral interview with outside vendor - 1 live interview with Regional Business Manager and Project lead

Interview Question – Tell me about a difficult decision you needed to make.   Answer Question

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Statistician II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details After the phone interview, I was invited to on-site interview. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I talked to about 5 people total. Only one person really asked technical questions (which I probably bombed. I had a really bad cold and wasn't totally on point mentally that day). I never heard back from them after the interview though.

Interview Question – "Do you have any questions for me?" was kind of a stumper after the third or fourth time.   Answer Question

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Patient Advocate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boston, MA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Quintiles in January 2014.

Interview Details I had a phone call from a hiring manager that turned into a phone interview. I was on the phone with her for about 30 minutes and was told I would be hearing back in 1-2 days if I was going to be selected to move on to the in person interviews in Chicago.

Interview Question – The call was unexpected and I did not have time to prepare for the phone interview.   Answer Question

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Patient Advocate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Quintiles in December 2013.

Interview Details The hiring process was quite lengthy. I started with a half hour phone screening interview with a recruiter. They invited me to fly to Chicago, where I interviewed with another recruiting manager, as well as a director for the client. Both of these interviews were one-on-one and about an hour long. About a week later, I received a call saying they had not yet made a decision. Due to the timing, I had to wait until after the holidays for the next steps. They invited me back to Chicago for another interview. This interview was in a panel format with 3 people. The interview lasted about 1 hr 15 minutes. I heard back a week later they I had not been offered this position but they had another interview that they were interested in having me interview for. So, I flew back to Chicago for another interview, where they also told me that I was the top candidate and would be interviewing against one other person. This interview was another panel with the VP of Quintiles, and 3 other people from the client. This interview lasted about 30 minutes. I found out a few days later, by email, that they had decided to to go with another candidate.

Interview Question – All interviews consisted of going through resume in great detail. I was also asked some behavioral questions in the 2nd interview. In the final interview, they asked 2 simple questions. I also conducted a presentations in all three 3 interviews.   View Answers (3)

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Site and Patient Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details First I got a call from the HR department. They asked very general and easy questions. The interview lasted about 15 minutes. Then weeks later I went for a personal interview with the manager and with the director of HR. Questions about my CV, what are my weakness, strength, where I see myself in five years, biggest challenge in the life etc. The interview took around 1.5 hour.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Local Clinical Trial Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2013.

Interview Details The first round is the phone interview, behavior questions, some technic questions such as how to deal with people, how to communicate with the CRAs ...
The second round is face-to-face interview, mostly are behavior questions, usually ask you to list your experience for different situations, such as how do you achieve projects' recruitment goal ... in what type of therapeutic areas do you have worked with?

Interview Question – How do you deal with staff turn-over?   Answer Question

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