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AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 17 Feb 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Packaging Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Phila, PA (US)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Very thorough process. Two part interview, drug testing, thorough background check, verification for diploma, degrees and certificates. Meet with the recruiter, the the representative from AstraZeneca. They were both nice but wasn't very informative with how things ran at the site. Two day orientation, at another location other then where you will be working.

    Interview Questions

    • Was my availability going to interfere with the job, because they needed consistency.   1 Answer

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    Facilities & Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Frederick, MD (US)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The whole process took about a month. I had a total of two phone interviews. The first interview was a conference call with two managers. They asked about my academic and professional experiences. Then about 2 weeks later, I had another phone interview with the hiring manager. The interview format followed the same process. In about a week after the second phone interview, I received my offer letter.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your favorite class and how do you think it'll help you with this internship?   Answer Question

  3. Helpful (6)  

    Senior QA Manager/Associate Director - Americas Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE (US)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was professional. Everyone was courteous and very nice during the panel interview. The hiring manager was very nice.

    I applied online on January 19th. A phone screen was held February 15th. A panel interview in Wilmington was conducted March 16th. Finally, on April 27th, I called the hiring manager directly, and said the position is uncertain and hung up. The next day, I saw my status change online which said the position was closed.

    I am disappointed that I was not chosen for the position. Hopefully something in the future will pop up.

    Interview Questions


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    LIFT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2016.

    Interview

    Started in January, not too hard. First a phone screening (10 mins), then an in-person or skype interview with a multiperson pannel (30 mins) about 2 weeks later. Heard back in 2 weeks. Questions were average - make sure to look up company values/mission statement/etc and know about the pharma industry.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you brought people together inside and outside of the organisation to solve a problem.   Answer Question

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    Medical Science Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (New York, NY (US)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Very long process, taking more than a month from HR to hiring manager to medical and country directors.
    Interviews were focusing mainly on personality, scientific background and presentation/communication skills.
    Having a MD or PharmD degree is a must.

    Interview Questions

    • What added value will you be able to bring to Astrazeneca?   Answer Question
    • Case study to validate scientific expertise and presentation skills   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (10)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    Did a phone screening where they are just testing to see if you are personable. They will ask you STAR questions and will ask you to describe a time you did a presentation. Then did a personality questionnaire then proceeded to do a face to face interview with 2 DSM. After that I did a ride along with a sales rep then had a brief meeting with one of the DSM and just talked to her about how my day went. I was offered the position a couple days later. Make sure to do your research on the company!! I had no experience in the industry but because I was so prepared they were very impressed.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about an ethical dilemma that you faced?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time you set a goal and the steps you did to reach that goal?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was new to the industry so I accepted the salary they offered me and I was more then pleased with the offer. Was more then I was anticipating.


  8. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview

    Started with a phone screening. Questions were STAR format. Personality questionnaire followed by face to face interview with 2 DSM. Also did a ride along with a sales rep then had a meeting with one of the DM.

    Interview Questions

    • Star Method - need to answer questions in form of an experience you had.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (8)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McAllen, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (McAllen, TX (US)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed online. Had a phone interview that was from a third party. We just went over my resume. After that I did a 200 question behavior survey. I guess I passed it because then I had a face to face interview with the district and executive sales managers. Interview lasted about and hour and a half. We went over my resume ask follow up questions and then went into a behavior question format. Then had to do a persuasive communication exercise. They told me they would make a decision in a couple of months.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an ethical dilemma were there was no right or wrong choice to make. What actions did you take and how did you arrive at that decision and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (4)  

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Chesterbrook, PA (US)).

    Interview

    I came in as a consultant and was able to convert to a permanent employee so I didn't have a real interview. I'll review my initial interview was to come in as a consultant. We basically went over my resume and there weren't any difficult questions. She had already made up her mind about me before she even met me. I had a medical background and she was seeking someone to interact with the doctors in her division, so I was an ideal person in that regard.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any particular questions, just a review of my resume and background.   Answer Question

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    Clinical Research Physician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (New York, NY (US)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    1st phone interview after online CV selection process - to begin with, there were several connection issues in the US-EU call (in entering the teleconference number given). The interviewer - a senior VP of the therapeutic area in question - had quite a bad English and was difficult to interact with. He barely asked questions, just wanted me to describe my career and achievements, but throughout the call he seemed quite uninterested (I had the feeling the vacancy was already taken and he was just there "killing time").

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