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AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 19 Nov 2014
Updated 19 Nov 2014
199 Interview Reviews

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    Process Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Public Policy Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, South West England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, South West England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Industrial Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IMED Graduate Programmer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Regulatory Affairs Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alderley Park, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alderley Park, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Postdoctoral Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Post Doctoral Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sandwich Placement Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application form and assessment day(s).

    Interview Questions
    • Practically construct a free-standing tower with marshmallows and spaghetti.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Principal Business Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    4 steps processes:
    - Hiring manager interview
    - Sponsor interview
    - Wider stakeholder interview
    - HR interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Scientist Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Generally a 2 stage interview. For this type of position the interview will be largely technically based. If the job states experience you will need to fully technically conversant in relation to the job you are applying for. Usually one team leader will interview for around an hour. They will show you round. Good to ask questions (intelligent ones). Friendly but professional approach. Usually AZ people are very personable but very capable. Depends on site but it could be like 'ikea' with nice grounds and all the mod cons. Good feel.
    Second interview will be more of a grilling. Probably 3 separate interviews, mainly technical. They will give you scenarios - so be clued up on the company and what they specifically do at that site in that job role. Also a presentation will be required to a reasonable number of people. They will have specified what it's on (or choice) beforehand.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do to develop an analytical method for a drug compound with 3 different pKa's?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered a generous package, 60% more than my previous job so it was a no brainer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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