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AstraZeneca Interview Questions in Waltham, MA

Updated 5 Jun 2017
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    Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)).

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with hiring manager followed by a half-day onsite interview where I met with around 10 different employees ranging from hiring managers to Scientists and had lunch. I was asked to give a detailed description of my current thesis work and a variety of typical interview questions, everyone was extremely friendly which made the process less nerve-racking. Would definitely recommend interview prep before hand as it is a long day.


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    Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I got a call directly from HR to schedule a phone interview. Two weeks after the phone interview, I was invited to an on site interview.

    During the on site interview, I was told to give a presentation about my PhD research work. After the presentation, there was a technical interview, which they asked my questions from the papers they sent over to me before hand. All tough and brain storming questions. After the technical interview, there were a behavioral interview section and lab tours. The on site interview took about 5 hours total. Everyone I met was really friendly and nice.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave me a proposed project and asked me how I would design experiments to tackle the questions during phone interview. Same project and more in-depth questions were asked during on-site interview.   Answer Question

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    two phone interview, went pretty well, first one took an hour very good discussion with the hiring manager about what the work is about and my experience and project that i have done

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected just what i have done and question about the CV   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    didn't negotiate


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    Post Doctoral Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)).

    Interview

    The interview process was truly superb. Everyone was friendly, accommodating, and very professional. I was invited out for dinner by the hiring manager and a couple of principal scientists the night before to break the ice and establish a little friendly rapport. The day of was a whirlwind, as are all day-long interviews. But everything was very well organized and the schedule had been provided to me well in advance. I interviewed with the HR rep, then a research associate, then her managing principal scientist, then I gave an hour-long presentation of my previous research, then lunch with some of the collaborating scientist outside of the hiring group. After lunch I interviewed with another principal scientist, then a current postdoc scientist, and finally with the hiring manager where most of the discussion involved the research project. Overall, it was a great experience. The scientists are brilliant and offered some great insight into my previous work. The campus is beautiful, the culture is friendly and innovative. I very much respect how they do business up there. To be honest, my only complaint is that I didn't get the job. =)

    Interview Questions

    • What area of synthetic chemistry do you find that you have not explored, but that you would like to gain more experience in?   Answer Question

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    Senior Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Behavioral question type interview, Greatest strength, greatest weakness etc,

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which you did not meet your immediate managers expectations.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Waltham, MA (US)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Various phone calls to team members - they are so interested in you so then you go in for a day and more questions and they are all impressed. Then you wait and wait. Follow up. Still no word. Then get a automated email stating you are not hired. Have the decency to send a personal email

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