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Pharmaceutical Product Development Interview Questions

Updated 10 Nov 2018
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    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Wilmington, NC (US)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Went on for almost 2 months...nothing unusual except the amount of time it took and then they gave me a different job then the one I interviewed for . It was a panel and the did not seem very prepared and let me lead


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    Contract Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development.

    Interview

    I was flown down to Wilmington, North Carolina to interview with three people. I was surprised because I did not have a screening interview and they flew me down based upon my resume. The interview was typical STAR and I felt that it went well. However it took PPD one and half months to tell me that I did not get the job only after I followed up with them twice .

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a situation when you were at a stalemate in negotiations?.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Wilmington, NC (US)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    First there was a phone screen followed by a face to face interview

    The interview was a Targeted Selection Interview
    It was with 3 different people and tool about 3 hours.

    You should be prepared to provide situations about your experience.

    Everyone in the process was very nice and they all seemed really excited to work at PPD.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions can be searched on the internet, they are all situation based questions.

      Tell me about a time when you over committed to an internal or external clients demand, what was the outcome.   1 Answer

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    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Morrisville, NC (US)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had a brief phone interview with HR. I was then invited to the company to interview with 3 people. One face to face and the other 2 by phone who were located in the Wilmington, NC office. Had to wait over 30 minutes for the first interviewer to be ready. Interviewers were all very friendly and polite. gave plenty of time to answer the questions and offered a glass of water and asked if I wanted to use the bathroom before the interview started.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was based on the STAR model- situation, task, action, result. Tell my about when.......   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development.

    Interview

    Call back after submission of resume, phone screen, call back to set up F2F interview, panel style with several people in person and two on phone in conference room. Questions were about experience and situational. Lasted about an hour. Everyone was extremely friendly and encouraging.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask they typical questions you get in an interview:

      1 - give me a situation when...
      2 - strengths/weaknesses
      3 - why do you want to work here?
      4 - any questions for us?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation is just about nonexistent. Even with experience, it depends on who the hiring manager is and they don't often move much from initial offer to final offer.


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    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Wilmington, NC (US)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    PPD conducted a phone based interview, split into 3 seperate parts with 3 individuals, for a period of about 45 minutes each. The entire phone interview lasted about 2 1/2 hours. I was asked numerous questions and was afforded the opportunity to ask any questions that I had. The interview behavioral evaluation questions are all "STAR" questions (Situation, Task, Action, Result), designed to elicit a response from you that requires you to think on your feet. All interviewers were friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you missed a deadline and how you handled that.   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Wilmington, NC (US)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed with HR then three people via teleconference due to their respective locations. The interviews lasted 45 minutes each. They used the STAR method in asking questions. Interviewee should be familiar with past experiences in their workplaces and how they overcame and succeeded in various situations.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The offer was so well-aligned no negotiation was necessary.

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    Contracts Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (Raleigh, NC (US)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I applied for the contracts analyst/specialist position online. I received a call back fairly quickly after applying(probably 2 days) and the phone interview/screen occurred right then. Wasn't as if I had time to schedule and prepare. I did not move on to the next round, I didn't have the clinical research experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly screening questions asking if I had any experience in the clinical research field   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development.

    Interview

    For the most part, the company was not very open about the hiring process. I applied for two different positions and I heard back about one within a week but the second one I never heard anything about and it has been close to two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • How does your previous experience lead to you finding an interest in this?   Answer Question

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    Assistant Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Pharmaceutical Product Development (New York, NY (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    I was initially contacted over the phone by an HR recruiter where she asked me questions regarding my resume and then she proceeded to set up an in-person interview. I had my interview a few days later that same week. The interview was mostly behavioral based and consisted of me answering numerous questions with three separate interviewers individually in three different rooms.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you went above and beyond your intended job scope.   Answer Question

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