Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated 14 Oct 2014
Updated 14 Oct 2014
114 Interview Reviews

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    Medical Labaratory Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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
  3.  

    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
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    Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed 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
  6.  

    Consulting Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Human Resources Support Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  9.  

    Clinical Project Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Clinical Data Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Everything went fine till the initial offer letter. I interviewed for an AD position but they gave me a Manager offer letter. Post I declined, they came back to me changing the designation to AD, however this time they removed the joining bonus component from the offer letter. I reached out to the Manager of Staffing to give me the reasons why joining bonus was not included and she kept on giving me different reasons for that on every email. She kept on reminding me that they given me a good hike and position like it was a favor. On my last email when I asked her to arrange a call with the staffing director she sent an email again with the same reasons. Nobody had the decency to even call me to clear my doubt's. It really talks a lot about the company and its leadership. And that is the only reason i declined the offer.

    Reasons for Declining

    Really bad way of handling prospective employees queries. Avoiding simple questions as if they were hiding something. I asked why joining bonus wasn't a part of the salary and they couldn't give me a valid reason. When I asked for them to arrange a call with hr leader to understand the reasons no one had the decency to setup time and talk to me. I feel they don't believe in discussing things . worst part is I never once negotiated in salary and I just had a simple question on the joining bonus . I would avoid quintiles only on the ground of their leadership style. Really need to change how they behave with prospective and current employees .

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

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