Takeda Pharmaceutical Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    COMPLIANCE EMERGING MARKETS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    25 Minutes telephone interview with one HR and the line manager, both seems to be sleeping from minute 1, the HR manager in a bad english tried to make some "HR" teoric questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical.

    Interview Details

    Not such a classical but a very professional and fair approach which also helps the candidate feel comfortable and express him/herself better. Also line management and the experts involve the hiring process. Benchmarking is one of the tools to determine the compensation and benefits for the job function. Experience should also be considired more efficiently during the salary calculations.

    Interview Questions
    • Why you resigned from your previous company?
      Why do you think we should select you?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    1- Companies proposal
    2- My response : It's required to improve the proposed package. I proposed my offer.
    3- Their response was to have the win win situation.
    4- We met in the middle.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview: Questions I was asked:

    When you have experienced organizational change in a workplace, how did you respond?
    How will you bring new business?
    How will you identify when and what sale to make?
    What is a weakness and how did you turn it into a strength?
    What is the most challenging sales environment?
    What is your most recent professional achievement?
    How would I find ways outside company resources to improve sales performance?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very hard interview, need to do your homework

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical.

    Interview Details

    very efficient, fast, good recruiting process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    fair
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Regulatory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Deerfield, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process was straight forward. They interviewed me on the phone and then brought me in for a face to face interview but unlike other interviews, only one person interviewed me.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have experience with FDA meetings.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Standard Pharma interview process. The phone interview (approx 20 min) was done by an outside company. I then received an email requesting a live interview, with a link to choose the time and date that would work for me. I did two live interviews with the district manager and was asked all your standard STAR format questions ("tell me about a time....") but I could tell they wanted someone who had more experience in the territory they were hiring for. I did not hear back from Takeda until nearly 3 weeks later (via email).

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had an interpersonal conflict with a colleague.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone screen after I submitted my resume and followed up about 5 times with the hiring manager. We then agreed to meet the one on one interview. I was then flown to the regional HQ to meet with the Regional Sales Director. I had to sit around and wait to speak with the RSD for almost 2 hours and then had about a 20 minute interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all normal and nothing stood out as unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The position was contingent on the approval of a new drug so I had to wait about a month before I knew if I actually had the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Philippine set up you will be called for an interview.. questions include why you think you we will hire you at Takeda, how much salary will you expect considering your expirience. Are you willing to be assigned in other areas. Why did you apply at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. For rookies, sometimes they are given sales situation. how to sell a product , how they convince and handle objections.

    Interview Questions
    • If hired and you were doing good what will you do when your boss will call you and fired you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceutical in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Typical, Elaborate, Expected.
    - full day of one-on-one interviews with other employees, HR, CEO, and hiring manager.
    - presentation at noon
    - drug test to follow

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Just be ready for a long day. Nice and personable conversations. Have references on hand. It was helpful to go in having read everyones most recent publications.Got home that evening and wrote everyone a letter (email) to thank them.... then waited.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was very happy with the offer, and looked forward to working with the people I met there. Some were friends from previous jobs, and it was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to join them in this fresh effort to establish a start-up dedicated to development of antibody therapeutics in oncology.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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