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Regulatory Affairs Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Asked about a time I gave a presentation to a group Answer Question
Postdoctoral Interview (Positive Experience)
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 Question – . Don´t know yet. Answer Question
Post Doctoral Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca.
Interview Details Phone interview- academic style, general chat about project.
In person interview - 30 min presentation, technical interview, leadership capability interview
Interview Question – Describe a time you made a mistake and how did you rectify it? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – another job offer
Principal Business Relationship Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2012.
Interview Details 4 steps processes:
- Hiring manager interview
- Sponsor interview
- Wider stakeholder interview
- HR interview
Interview Question – Noting specific here. Answer Question
Senior Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2009.
Interview Details very good environment, first they talked about the culture of the company, then asked some technical questions, not too many. Generally easy process.
Interview Question – where do you see yourself in 5 years time Answer Question
Compliance Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AstraZeneca in December 2009.
Interview Details I had submitted my CV for a specific role - they did not interview me for that role but asked if I would be willing to be considered for the Compliance Manger role.
Two interviews. The first was competency based - "give me an example of a situation when. ....". The second included a presentation (what would you do in your first 6 months in the role) and a role play again testing competencies.
The overall process was relatively quick
Interview Question – There was nothing really unexpected or difficuly - the usual competency based questions, what are your strengths etc Answer Question
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at AstraZeneca in June 2013.
Interview Details I was interviewed by 5 people. Starting with the lowest in rank and ending with the highest, a senior VP. Questions were fairly straightforward, no tricks or anything. Everyone was very kind and courteous.
Interview Question – "Case style" question asking what I would do in a certain situation when a doctor was being particularly difficult Answer Question
Reason for Declining – To accept a position at a different company
Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through another source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca.
Interview Details Phone screen, 2 face to face interviews than ride-a-long day with a rep. very typical process with final interview being a panel of managers. Did not interview with a regional manager but most do.
Interview Question – All behavior based questions, must use STAR format...if you have examples of challenges and accomplishments ready you can fit them into most of the questions as examples Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
Senior Finance Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
The process took 3 months - interviewed at AstraZeneca.
Interview Details One phone interview and one face to face interview with 2 people next to me and 1person in video joining from a different location. I was dissappointed in company process as I did not even get an automated email saying that they went ahead with another candidate. This tells me something about the company.
Interview Question – They gave a business case and wanted me to present. Study their past acquisitions and licensing agreements as the business case was a real past deal. Answer Question
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