Quintiles Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very professional throught out the four stage process, first telephone interview with HR and profile/test. follwwed by presentation and group interview, followed by interview with would be collegues and then final interview.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Medical Labaratory Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews, the first with a lab manager and the second with a department manager. Both interviews were relaxed and quite informal. Mostly going through my CV and asking to explain and talk more about my experiences. I was asked what I knew already about the company and how I thought my experiences would apply to the job role.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to describe my self in 3 words and explain why.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I received a phone call from HR.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    phone interview than competency based interview at the HO followed by presentation

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not compromising as they only had certain bracket to work in so not much movement in the offer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and the process took 4+ weeks. Got an email from HR for a phone interview with the hiring Manager, call lasted 30 mins then she set up an interview with the VP for a face to face which lasted an 1h but it was very relaxed and the VP was genuinely warm and informative. Then had 3 rounds of video conferences with the rest of the team which I was apprehensive about at first but really made a difference to the entire process. Everyone in the team took part in the hiring process which gave me confidence that I would enjoy working with these group of people. Got a call with an offer on the evening before my last telephone interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy as they offered more than I was looking for, maybe I was a cheap find :) either way i happy as a pig in mud.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was organised by recruitment consultant. Just one interview

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked my salary expectations, so I had to be confident with what I expected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Clinical Data Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Telephone call, followed by face to face. Professional, nice, felt comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you communicate something to someone whose first language isn't English when they didn't understand your original explaination   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview with HR, entry exam (verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning), face to face interviews with 6 staff members. Problem solving exercises.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Livingston, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livingston, Scotland
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Very welcoming.
    Shown around the office after interview so that I could make an informed decision.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Clinical Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Firstly, it was an initial contact phone conversation telling me that i was preselected for the second phase interview, which would consist on a phone interview that would occur in the next few days, asking me for my preferences, my vision and my opinion of the company etc. Two weeks later, they called me telling me that I was selected to assist to a 3 hours presential interview in the Headquarters, where i was asked to do a numerical test, a priority test, a dinamics group test game, and a short 1:1 interview with a presentation included. Also they offer us the possibility to have 10 minutes to ask everithing we wanted about the job to a 3 senior project managers from the company, which helped me a lot to figure out how would be the work like.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a conflict situation in a work environment in the past and how did you solve the conflict   View Answer
    • Tell me a situation where a client was unsatisfied with a service and how did you solve the problem   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I was initially contacted by a recruiter who conducted an initial phone interview which was more of a "get to know you and your experiences" conversation. I was contacted several days later to schedule a third party over-the-phone assessment. I was able to schedule and complete the assessment within 2 or 3 days. The assessment, in my opinion, was fairly easy. However, they don't give you any feedback, they just tell you to wait until you receive a return call from the recruiter. The person on the phone asks 5 or 6 situational sales questions to determine your sales abilities and responses to various common selling challenges. The recruiter called back within several days of the assessment and scheduled an interview with the hiring territory's District Manager. I was given the impression that they were trying to complete the hiring process as quickly as possible. I later learned that the hiring needed to be completed as there was a new hire training class starting the following month. My interview with the District Manager was everything I had expected with one exception: at the end of the interview the manager tried very hard to discourage me as he wanted to see how hard I would sell myself for the position. Otherwise, the manager was very good at creating a less stressful environment for the structured interview process he was asked to follow. The manager asked a set of very specific pre-planned questions and asked that I respond utilizing the STAR method. I was contacted about one week later by the District Manager and offered the position. The total hiring process took 2 - 3 weeks max and my start date fell within a month of my initial application.

    Interview Questions
    • Share with me an experience you had when you were unable to answer a customer's question or resolve the customer's concern.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was new to the industry and I was told early on in the interview process that the position would be filled at a specific rate. I was pleased to learn that in the offer interview the Manager exceeded my previous expectations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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