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AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 14 Jun 2018
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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    Have good documentation practice knowledge such as GMP, be able to work in small groups and independently. The interview is usually within one hour and quite straight forward. They may contact a phone screen before the in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your GMP knowledge, how to identify problems and resolve? What is your manufacturing background? Ability to have strong attention to details?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Data Scientist, Real World Evidence Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Gaithersburg, MD (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    The first interview was with HR. Two weeks later the second interview was with the hiring manager. Another three weeks later, I was asked to come for 2 hour onsite interview. There were behavioral and technical questions. Behavioral questions were related to AZ's value/mission statement. Overall interview was fine but one of the interviewers kept interrupting me while I was answering the question which made my explanation difficult. My interview was scheduled at 12:00 noon - 02:00 pm. The person who was responsible to walk me to the interview room showed up 10 minutes late. Also, Typically other companies take candidates for lunch or offer something to eat or drink especially when the interview is scheduled during the lunchtime. Nothing was offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision in healthcare?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had to push your colleagues for the impossible task   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you contributed to patient care (related to the value /principles of AZ)   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Orlando, FL (US)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AstraZeneca. Behavioral questions were asked. It was a very corporate and routine interview but straight forward. They pretty much stuck to a script. I actually found it interesting and easy.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (1)  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2018.

    Interview

    Apply through school jobs portal. The process is quick, about three weeks from applied date to final interview. After applied, will have a quick phone screening for 15 min, pretty straightforward. Later that day, I got offer the next interview through Skype. Wait 45 min, and they never show up. Try to contact the scheduler but get no response. Looks like this was happened before at AstraZeneca

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2018.

    Interview

    It was a 20 mins video interview: direct and generic questions with a mix of "how would you/that fit in with..." and one challenging question picked from my background briefing

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, Why AZ, how would you meet given objectives, skills you have that would aid in given job tasks   Answer Question

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    Safety Physician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in April 2018.

    Interview

    Was referred by a current employee through an online portal. Was contacted by hiring manager through e-mail. Was scheduled for a phone interview. The interview lasted for about 30 min. Was given an opportunity to ask questions about the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tellme about your biggest accomplishment, Why you can be a good fit.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    Behavioral questions were asked. It was a very corporate and routine interview but straight forward. They pretty much stuck to a script. I actually found it interesting and easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to do the right thing.   1 Answer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    phone interview scheduled online. very easy to schedule multiple times available. Applied online and was contacted via email to schedule and confirm interview interviewer was professional and was effective with the interview process

    Interview Questions

    • describe a situation where you led a presentation and what was the result

      speak slowly so that responses can be written. overall an effective interview method   Answer Question

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    CV Specialty Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    I was interviewing for an internal position which would have been a promotion. Prior to interviewing with 2 managers I was given an hour long assignment to read and decipher a territory analysis and develop a business plan to share with the managers.

    Interview Questions

    • There were several "give me time when" questions. I.e. When you were challenged with a compliance or ethical situation and how did you handle and resolve it?   Answer Question

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    Clinical Operations Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE (US)) in December 2017.

    Interview

    First, I spoke with a recruiter via phone to go over some basic information and questions. I then spoke with a hiring manager for a formal phone interview based on AZ's values and responses were given in the STAR format. AZ provided great resources to prepare for the interview. I was offered an in-person interview at their HQ in Wilmington, DE. I flew there and completed an in-person interview almost verbatim to the phone interview. They seemed interested and told me I would hear in 1-2 weeks either way. After 4 weeks without hearing anything (with a week off due to the holidays) I contacted the recruiter and hiring manager and asked if they had made a decision. I did not get a response to my email and never heard from AZ. This was extremely disappointing and rude, in my opinion. I couldn't get a simple email reply after flying across the country for an interview. Very disappointing and poor process.

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