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INC Research Interview Questions

Updated 18 Nov 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Clinical Trial Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at INC Research.

    Interview

    I only got as far as the two initial phone interviews before deciding this company was not right for me by reason that I had already accepted another position that I felt was a good fit. The recruiting manager who initially contacted me through LinkedIn was unprofessional and thought it appropriate to provide unsolicited advice about longevity in my career after I declined their opportunity, meanwhile trying to get me to break my commitment to another company. The second person I spoke to however, was very kind, professional, and understanding of my decision. I have no grief with him, but overall, the contact I had during this process left a sour taste in my mouth and reaffirmed that I made the right decision by sticking with my current company.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your experience, what lead you here? etc.   Answer Question

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    Project Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at INC Research (Austin, TX (US)).

    Interview

    I was contacted by the recruiter or a contracting company about this position. I sent my resume to contracting company and they processed it. I immediately received a call back for interview time and date which was the following week. The interview itself was with Project Manager I would be working under. Very polite, friendly, and knowledgeable about the company's process. Ask questions on what my direction would be at INC and where I would like to go. Suggestion: Do you homework and research the company not only their process but the roles available and what role you would like to take on in 10 year time frame.

    Interview Questions

    • Where would you like to see yourself in 10 years?   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at INC Research (Nashville, TN (US)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter via Indeed to determine my interest. I indicated interest and was scheduled for a video teleconference interview, where I presented slides for a clinical trial case presentation. I accepted the position, and later learned that the job was not as described. I sought (and accepted) another position that was more in line with the job description and industry standard for this role.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss a time when you had a difficult message to relay to a client regarding the study to which you were assigned.   1 Answer
    • How to you build relationships and trust with your colleagues in a virtual environment?   1 Answer

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    Project Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at INC Research (Raleigh, NC (US)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    phone interview with HR talking about basics of job description, etc, three panel interview with other project specialists, star format was used some, presented offer within 3 days of interviewing with company. hr was super helpful with all questions being answered

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    Site Contracts Specialise Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at INC Research (Raleigh, NC (US)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I got an email from the recruiter to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was very laid back and the recruiter demonstrated a strong knowledge of the company. He was very nice and easy to talk to. I followed up with him to find out if I was selected for an in-person interview and he told me his colleague would add me to the calendar. I finally got my confirmation the day before my interview.

    I interviewed in person with 5 people total. The first two managers were laid back and very nice and professional. The last three managers I interviewed with were also laid back but sort of stiff. One manager was mainly sitting in and not really asking questions. They seemed to be more concerned about getting my guest badge back rather than telling me anything about the next steps in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes a good manager?
      What makes a bad manager?
      What skills would you bring to this position?
      Do you know anyone that works here?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Clinical Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at INC Research.

    Interview

    Three :30 min WebEx interviews back to back. Slightly longer than 1:30. Had what I thought were good exchanges from two and a fair rapport with the third interview. What surprised me the most was that no further contact of any kind was made afterwards. With over 10 yrs field experience and two years clinical lead experience my qualifications were solid.

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    Clinical Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at INC Research.

    Interview

    Unfortunately, even after working for this company as a contractor for 6 months, I was unable to even get an interview. I believe that this company only targets younger applicants to reduce their costs, is what I imagine the focus is for that reason.


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    Senior EDC Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at INC Research in January 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter will call to screen and asks few RAVE Technical questions then submit the resume to hiring manager. If Recruiter and Hiring Manager likes the profile. There will be a WebEx meeting

    Interview Questions

    • Quite a few RAVE - Study build related questions,looks for hands on Custom functions and RWS experience.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at INC Research (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at INC Research by phone in December 2016.
    Interview

    I applied through a posting and was contacted by a talent recruiter. Process took about 2 weeks. We spoke about my background and skills, going through the normal phone screen questions. I applied my background to the job description, showed how I could do the work, and the recruiter thanked me for my time.

    A week or so later, I was scheduled for a phone call with the hiring manager through Web Ex. The Web Ex disconnected just after the call started and we could not get back on the line. The recruiter contacted me and apologized, and said she would reschedule it after the holidays. Fine.

    Then, out of the blue, I get a call at the end of the day in early January, saying that the hiring manager had the time to take a closer look at my resume and was no longer interested in me. She said the hiring manager thought I did not have the right amount of R&D experience for them, that I hadn't consulted for long enough, and that they thought I would want too much money.

    I was shocked needless to say. Basically, the hiring manager didn't bother to read the recruiter's notes, or my resume, and just accepted the first phone call without knowing what he was agreeing to. Had he bothered to read my resume, he would have seen that I had 10+ years of consulting experience, and five years of R&D analytics experience, in addition to 10+ years analyzing pharma pipelines and commercial potential for pharma companies from both sides of the industry.

    What it all came down to was money, and the hiring manager's own lack of attention to detail.

    I probably dodged a bullet not getting the job at INC, and hopefully I can help others avoid the trap.

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  11. Helpful (3)  

    Project Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at INC Research (Raleigh, NC (US)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Two Step interview process. First step is being contacted by the recruiter for a phone interview. Second step is a 3 part interview with different managers.
    During my first interview, the recruiter promised to contact me in a week or so to set up my final interview. Almost a month later contact was made, some internal complications had arisen and I would be contacted soon with an update. Contact fell off after that.

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