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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated 10 Feb 2015
Updated 10 Feb 2015
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    Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university by sending a CV and Cover letter which were passed onto the company. I was then given 3 days to do a digital interview on the computer which involved 3 questions. Once passed that step there was an assessment day. Assessment day included interview (2 on the panel), fact finding exercise and presentation. People were really professional but easy to talk to and welcoming. Nice atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • The question that caught me out most was - Tell us about a time you used your persuasive skills/attitude.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior HRBP London Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via an agency. Was scheduled to meet with the HRD but when I arrived was informed she was busy so was "interviewed" by someone who would report into the role! I offered to re-schedule but was told no there was no other time slots available. Very awkward "interview" as not many questions were asked. Was informed by agency 2 weeks later I had not been selected as the HRD had not met me. A total waster of £60 train/tube fare. So un-professional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Associate Director Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Structured and efficient process. Began with 10-15 min phone interview with HR then invited to face to face interview 2 weeks later. Interviewed with the hiring manager and his line manager, each 20-30min. An interactive session that it very useful for both sides to find out about each other. Job description is generally generic, as a reference at most.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the most important things to do when facing product development strategy change?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The company is generous so keep it simple from your end.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Director Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The entire recruitment process involved interviews with quite a few unrelated staff, unusual for many companies this is quite normal for Takeda.

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

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The process is lengthy... I applied online and got a video interview first.. You need to answer questions from a computer with no people on the other end. The next step is a phone interview with district manager that spent 15 minutes with you on the phone to determine how well you fit. Then I interviewed face to face with 2 district managers which went really well. The final interview was with regional sales director. We spend an hour to talk about the position and company, the industry. Overall it is a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Why pharmaceutical sales?
      Why do you want to work for Takeda?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewing process was extermly relaxed and no technical. Most of the time you are being walked throught the facility on a tour. Low expectations as to what you are already expected to know about their process coming in. Most difficult question is to make a reagent to a specific molarity and volume, the most important thing to do is let them know if you have no idea how to do it but that you are willing to learn.

    Interview Questions
    • make a reagent solution to a specific molarity and volume   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward and formal process. First phone interview, then first in-person interview. Next interview with district manager, then flown out to final interview with regional sales manager. Lots of behavioral questions. Be prepared with answers in STAR format. Online sales/personality test as well. Overall what I expected from the process

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to persuade someone. Tell me about a time you could not overcome objections. Tell me about a time you closed a sale and what techniques you used   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceutial Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Called by the hiring manager for phone interview. Two weeks later received news for on site interview. On site interview includes presentation and face-to-face meeting with 8-10 people from HR and different departments

    No Offer
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    I received an email to perform a video recording of myself on hirevu. Similar to skype. Only I was watching myself and it records me and someone somewhere reviews my responses and that's all I have. No one has answered me or anything. All automated emails so I have no one to reach out to either

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of scenario questions based on real life examples   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    I had the first interview over HireVu and it was a pretty weird interview if you've never done one like that before. It seems strange talking at a computer. I got through to the next round where the lady spent only a couple minutes with me on the phone and they decided I didn't have enough experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Almost all of the questions were related to past B2B sales experience and I was right out of college so I felt that wasn't great on their part considering they were looking for someone to fill an entry level position.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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