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AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 17 Apr 2015
217 Interview Reviews

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    Global Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, South West England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Cambridge, South West England, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on the website and was contacted the following week to set up an initial telephone interview. I was then asked to come meet in person.
    I am expecting an offer soon.

    Interview Questions

    • They want you to give examples of things you have done that demonstrate each of the 4 Astrazeneca values.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Cambridge, East of England, England) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Technical assessment
    Length one day 9 am to 5pm.
    Steps:
    Presentation of my work 45 min
    Technical test on a completely aknown topic
    Lunch
    Attitudinal questions
    Technical test on a more familiar topic

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think this role is for you?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Process Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    I applied online through there careers website and got an email saying I've been short listed for a phone interview.
    The interview was for a duration of 30 mins. Questions include my interest in the position, skills and my achievements.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my thought on animal testing and embryonic stem cell testing.   Answer Question
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    Public Policy Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca (Luton, South West England, England).

    Interview

    Phone interview, called for second interview in person. Had to write a short paper for in person interview to present and discuss. Had to answer questions as per usual using STAR.

    Interview Questions

  6.  

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    After applying, got called for interview near Bristol. Interviewed by 2 interviewers. They explained the process before starting the interview. Competency based questions like "tell me a time when...". Had some technical questions where I was given a P&ID diagram and asked to explain each part and its function.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me a time when you were faced with a problem and how you turned it around   Answer Question
  7.  

    IMED Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Macclesfield, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Macclesfield, England).

    Interview

    Very friendly environment and questions weren't too difficult due to STAR format. However technical interview was difficult, see below. Also there was a group task which involved making a paper model and there was very limited time to do this and required good judgment so as not to be overbearing and pushy on others. Get the technical interview right and you'll sail straight through.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical interview, lots of graphs and interpreting of information about enzymes. Cant revise for this, you need to know in depth knowledge of enzyme kinetics   Answer Question
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    Regulatory Affairs Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alderley Park, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca (Alderley Park, England) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I had submitted my CV for a specific role, online application, then got an email (after 2 weeks) for an interview at Alderley Park. STAR interview questions. Was asked 4 behaviour - STAR questions. Great interview, great company's introduction at the beginning, really enjoyed the process.

    Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca (London, England) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online to an open position. I received an appointment for an online video conference 5 days after I summited my application. The interview will take place next week. Wish me luck

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    Phone interview- academic style, general chat about project.
    In person interview - 30 min presentation, technical interview, leadership capability interview

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you made a mistake and how did you rectify it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    another job offer

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    Sandwich Placement Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Application form and assessment day(s).

    Interview Questions

    • Practically construct a free-standing tower with marshmallows and spaghetti.   Answer Question

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