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AstraZeneca Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Regulatory Affairs Associate Interview

Regulatory Affairs Associate
Alderley Park, England

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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Postdoctoral Interview

Postdoctoral
London, England

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


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Post Doctoral Scientist Interview

Post Doctoral Scientist

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sandwich Placement Student Interview

Sandwich Placement Student

Interviewed at AstraZeneca

Interview Details Application form and assessment day(s).

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Principal Business Relationship Manager Interview

Principal Business Relationship Manager

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Scientist Interview

Senior Scientist
Macclesfield, England

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Compliance Manager Interview

Compliance Manager

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


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Philadelphia, PA (US)

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Finance Manager Interview

Senior Finance Manager

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Data Scientist Interview

Data Scientist
Waltham, MA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at AstraZeneca in March 2014.

Interview Details two phone interview, went pretty well, first one took an hour very good discussion with the hiring manager about what the work is about and my experience and project that i have done

Interview Question – nothing unexpected just what i have done and question about the CV   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – didn't negotiate

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