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Interviews at Alnylam

28 Interview Reviews

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    Clinical Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Alnylam (Boston, MA (US)) in March 2020.

    Interview

    HR liaisons extremely supportive, approachable and organized. Interviewed immediately before COVID-19 and once pandemic hit company went on mass hiring freeze. By the time the freeze was over I was hired by another organization and despite my attempts at still expressing interest in working at Alnylam (sent follow up email and voicemail)— never heard back.

    Interview Questions

    • Common/typical questions but lengthy process (4 hours for third interview)   Answer Question

  2.  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied online and I got a phone call.
    Phone and personal interview .
    I got a call a week later about an offer.
    And I accepted the offer they gave me.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Manufacturing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alnylam.

    Interview

    Around 30 min conversations with the manufacturing team, quality control team, hiring manager, and a facility tour. The questions were mostly behavioral and it was a nice genuine conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with employees taking shortcuts in a process?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (4)  

    Information Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Alnylam.

    Interview

    15 minutes after what I thought was a phone screening with the hiring manager (it wasn't) was supposed to start I got an email from HR asking for my phone #. I was called by what I think was a recruiter and got an HR interview. At the end of the call she asked if I wanted to proceed with another phone screening with the hiring manager. I declined as two phone screenings is not a good use of my time during a a busy work week. You should not need multiple pre interview interviews for qualified candidates.

    Also, I asked directly if the standard the standard work exceeded 50 hours a week. After being evasive she ultimately admitted that for many the standard work week is > 50 hours a week.


  5. Helpful (9)  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Alnylam (Cambridge, MA (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    It went smooth and fast. I interviewed with 8 individuals for 30 minutes each. Everyone was organized and ready to answer any questions I had on my agenda.

    Interview Questions


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    Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alnylam (Cambridge, MA (US)).

    Interview

    Phone interview, then meet people either on site, or at the local coffee shop. Very casual interview..more like a get to know you a bit process to see if you're able to present yourself normal looking.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience.   1 Answer

  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Alnylam.

    Interview

    Met with a series of people (I think 5) in the department with varying levels of experience. Asked what projects and previous / related experience working. Discussed what I wanted to improve upon/get out of my experience at Alnylam.

    Interview Questions

    • How advanced are your excel skills?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Alnylam.

    Interview

    The interview process was very dragged out - about 3 months from initial phone screen to an on site interview. The interview panel was comprised of a series of one on one interviews with HR rep, hiring manager, and a few key cross functional team members. This was followed by what was supposed to be a panel of 3 which ended up being just one person and we had a difficult conversation due to language differences. In general, everyone seems to like working there but I got no level of rapport established with cross functional interview panel... almost seemed to go out of their way to make the conversation awkward which was off-putting from a candidate point of view. From the outside, it seems they push this wonderful culture to attract candidates but I have to wonder if it is reality on the inside based on this experience since I didn't get a good vibe from the majority of the individuals that I met.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a challenging problem that you solved and what you might have done differently?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Alnylam (Cambridge, MA (US)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I applied a few days before I received a phone call. They did an initial phone call of an HR rep who asked me a few questions and did ask if I had other offers (which I was starting to). The next phone call I received a few days later invited me for an in person interview . The in person interview lasted around 5 hours with some 1:1 interviews, 2:1 interviews and a panel interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Director, Clinical Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Alnylam (Cambridge, MA (US)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Following a phone screen, there was a 6 hours face to face interview with all of the team members; The phone interview was fairly quick. The onsite interview was a bit off because most of the interviewers were done via teleconference (they were supposed to be in person). They get back to you very quickly, in like 2 days you will be told of the decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself; how do you feel about this role; why do you want to find a new job; what concern do you have.   Answer Question

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