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Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Medical Labaratory Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Senior Project Manager Interview

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Reading, England

I applied online and 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 Question – Bigest weaknesses?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – not compromising as they only had certain bracket to work in so not much movement in the offer

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Marketing Interview

Anonymous Employee
Reading, England

I applied online and 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 Question – General questions about past experience.   Answer Question

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.

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Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

Senior Clinical Research Associate

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Interview Details Interview was organised by recruitment consultant. Just one interview

Interview Question – I was asked my salary expectations, so I had to be confident with what I expected.   Answer Question

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Clinical Data Manager Interview

Clinical Data Manager

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – how would you communicate something to someone whose first language isn't English when they didn't understand your original explaination   View Answer

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Consulting Analyst Interview

Consulting Analyst
Reading, England

I applied online and 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 Question – One trick question which I didn't expect.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Human Resources Support Interview

Anonymous Employee
Livingston, Scotland

I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – All of the questions were relevant.   Answer Question

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Clinical Project Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Employee
Reading, England

I applied online and 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.

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  • 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
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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Omaha, NE (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in August 2010.

Interview Details Normal face to face with DM. Same old questions and answers. Since there are still so many pharmaceutical reps still out of work from the massive layoffs over the last decade, be prepared for fighting it out with many many other reps. As always, it's who you know.....not always who you are unfortunately.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Principal Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2014.

Interview Details multiple rounds of interview over phone and skype. Process went well, Interviewer was clear in stating what is expected out of me.

Negotiation Details – I was offered less than I ask for

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